Pearson last week sold the FT Group, publisher of the Financial Times, to the Nikkei Group in Japan Photograph: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Pearson is in negotiations to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Economist Group, publisher of the Economist magazine, to other existing shareholders i(...)

Aer Lingus: shares in the national airline closed up 2 per cent to €2.47 while Ryanair also ended the week up 2 per cent to €12.44

Global markets signalled growing faith in Greece’s ability to clinch a bailout as US and European stocks climbed and the euro jumped the most against(...)

Iseq climbs 1.1 per cent, with Aer Lingus advancing 2.2 per cent to €2.35. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer/File photo

European markets rose for a second day with the DAX index in Germany reaching a record closing level and the FTSE in London coming close to its recent(...)

Quindell founder Rob Terry

AIM-listed insurer Quindell’s share price collapse marks another victory for short-selling outfit Gotham City Research – and a reminder how careless i(...)

The disconnect between the US Federal Reserve and the international bond markets could lead to one of the biggest sell-offs in bonds for a long time fund managers fear. (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

There is a big disconnect between the US Federal Reserve and the international bond markets. It is a disconnect that could lead to one of the biggest(...)

Eagle Alpha has raised $1.2 million (€942,000) in its second fundraising round. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Eagle Alpha, a Dublin-headquartered start-up that analyses social media for stockbrokers, hedge funds and other investors, has raised $1.2 million (...)

Obama’s authorisation of air strikes against militants in Iraq is accelerating a retreat in European stocks that started weeks ago. Photograph: Joshua Card/EPA

The first back-to-back weekly losses in European stocks since March sent markets tumbling across the continent yesterday. US president Barack Obama’s(...)

The City of London: in the early 1980s, investment banking had not yet adopted the football model. If you were a Warburg man you didn’t become a Schroders man just because it was prepared to pay a bit more. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

By far the most cheering thing in the Financial Times newspaper last week was a letter from Robert Pickering, the man who used to run Cazenove. In it,(...)

Google shares on Wall Street were down 3.4 per cent at $544.36 today. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Global equity markets rose slightly, boosted by data indicating strength in the US economy and by upbeat results from some major US companies, (...)

Edward Hendrick: “I was travelling from my home in Wexford to Cork and Dublin for interviews that lasted just 20 minutes. That didn’t make sense . . . I had the idea of building a YouTube for the recruitment market.”

The Innovation Awards saw its own innovation this year with the introduction of a new dimension to the first-round judging process. Entrants we(...)