Worries over escalating tension in Ukraine and weak results held back stocks in Europe. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Global equity markets declined and government debt rose amid rising tension in Ukraine as Russia declared the country on the brink of civil wa(...)

 Vodafone climbed 1.7 per cent to 226 pence after it agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Ono, in what is the latest move in the company’s acquisitions spree. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks advanced, breaking a run of declines, as companies from Germany energy giant RWE to telecoms company Vodafone rose am(...)

Traders say   markets remain vulnerable, depending on the details of any sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. Photo: Bloomberg

European stocks rose today, with a major index recovering from its lowest level in more than a month, after Crimea voted yesterday to leave Ukr(...)

US stocks changed little today, as equities recouped much of their earlier declines amid signs of progress in diplomatic attempts to ease tensions surrounding Ukraine. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Mounting concerns over China’s economic growth rate and continuing uncertainty in Ukraine impacted on European shares today, sending benchmark inde(...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  hailed the 1,850 jobs that “will be created.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government this morning hosts a briefing on its Action Plan for Jobs. If you think you’ve heard that before, it’s because you have. Only ye(...)

A plan to export energy generated in Ireland to Britain from wind energy farms has proven controversial

As many as 35,000 jobs could be generated by developing Ireland’s wind energy sector further, according to a new report from Trinity College Du(...)

The budget for ocean energy development in the 2013-2016 period will be increased by €16.8 million. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Ocean energy will receive a boost in funding from the Government under a new plan to develop wave and tidal resources in Ireland.The Offshore Renewabl(...)

The building materials giant gained 3.5 per cent to close at €19.57. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks advanced, following their largest three-day slump in seven months, as mining companies climbed and banks rebounded from a three-week l(...)

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann: says Berlin backed Ireland’s stance on bondholders.

Germany’s central bank threw its weight behind Ireland’s failed 2010 effort to burn bank bondholders at the outset of the crisis, according to Bundesb(...)

German Chancellor and head of the Christian Democratic party (CDU) Angela Merkel (R) and the head of the Christian Social party (CSU) Horst Seehofer. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), are pushing for Berlin to join efforts to prune back EU regulations and (...)

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