An attendee displays the new Apple iPhone 6 for a photograph as the iPhone 6 Plus is displayed after a product announcement.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 1:51

Apple said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record four million first-day pre-orders were logged, doubl(...)

The 1.2m humanoid robot called Pepper dances, makes jokes and estimates human emotions based on expressions. Photograph: EPA/Franck Robichon

Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named “Pepper” at Sprint stores in the US by next summer. SoftBank has received 300 t(...)

Medtronic, the Minneapolis-based device maker, said in June it will pay about $42.9 billion for Dublin-based Covidien in a tactic partly aimed at freeing $14 billion of overseas cash.

Speculation Medtronic will modify its offer for Covidien as sentiment worsens toward tax inversions is fueling demand for bearish options. Covidien co(...)

Aer Lingus closed down 1.6 per cent at €1.314 after it emerged that Denis O’Brien had sold 4.1 million shares in the airline, to reduce his stake to 2.4 per cent. Photograph: Peter Muhly/Getty

European stocks dropped to their lowest level in more than three months as concern mounted about a build-up of Russian troops along the border with(...)

A T-Mobile logo being positioned on a shop front. Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 per cent to a 16-week low on Wednesday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and acquisitions market.In the space (...)

File photograph of Xavier Niel, founder of Iliad SA. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg

Iliad may not have to outbid Sprint Corp to win control of telecom T-Mobile US, because there’s a greater chance the French phone company can win US r(...)

Aidan O’Brien: Ballydoyle handler’s Great War could finish only fifth to Baitha Alga when sent off 5 to 6 favourite in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

The Great War is among 12 declarations as he attempts to redeem his reputation in the Portland Place Properties July Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.Aida(...)

Catríona Jennings (above) and Sarah Dolan teamed up to win the double sculls at the Metropolitan Regatta.

Ireland rowers compete at a championship this weekend for the first time this season. Indeed it is a weekend of firsts as the team which takes to the (...)

US telecoms company AT&T have moved to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV for  $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion). Photograph: Getty

A $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion) deal by US telecoms company AT&T to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV is the latest proposed mer(...)

Sam Bennet: victory in Rund um Koln in Cologne, Germany

Already victorious last month in the Clasica de Almeria, Sam Bennett grabbed the second win of his pro career yesterday when he sprinted in at (...)