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(...)

The  front of the European Central Bank  headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany: the ECB  has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low 0.25 per cent

Tom Lyons Senior Business Correspondent European stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, after the European Central Bank kept i(...)

 People protesting about the situation in the Ukraine, outside the Russian Embassy, Dublin,  on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stocks slid yesterday, with a global index of equities tumbling the most in a month, and the ruble dropped to an all-time low as Russ(...)

 US stocks barely budged in thin trading after investors found little reason to add significant new positions with the Dow and the S&P 500 on a five-week winning streak. Photographer: Gino Domenico /Bloomberg

Better than forecast industrial data from China gave a boost to stocks on this side of the Atlantic while in the US the markets were becalmed as the b(...)

Aer Lingus was up 0.01 at €1.43. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

European stocks dropped, paring a weekly gain, as investors weighed better than estimated US jobs data against the probability of an easing in Federal(...)

Stronger-than-expected US economic growth, coupled with a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank, pushed the dollar up and drove down(...)