French president François Hollande  welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani as he arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France and Iran “opened a new chapter in our relations” during President Hassan Rouhani’s two-day visit to the French capital, President François Holl(...)

Oil prices slid after rallying by 10 per cent on Friday. That led to losses by companies such as BP, Total and Eni

European shares fell yesterday as Spanish and Italian banks led a decline by banking shares and oil and gas companies lost ground when an oil price r(...)

Investors look at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai

European stock markets fell on Monday, with shares in major oil and gas companies losing ground as an oil price rally fizzled out. The pan-European F(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by the US Ambassador to Austria Alexa Wesner as he steps from his plane upon arriving in Vienna on Saturday on what is expected to be “implementation day,” the day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifies that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to sc(...)

Dublin’s Iseq tracked the global sell-off and  Ryanair finished the day down 2 per cent at €14.40

European stocks fell to a one-year low as concerns about global growth intensified amid disappointing US data and another precipitous slide in oil pr(...)

North Sea drilling: Premier is seeking to acquire Eon’s interests in an  oil and gas basin that is one of the most expensive places to pump crude in the world. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Premier Oil is in talks to acquire the UK North Sea assets of German utility Eon. Eon, which operates the Huntington field, has production interests (...)

BP’s Valhall platform in the Norwegian North Sea. BP is to cut 4,000 jobs globally, with some 600 jobs to be lost on the North Sea. Photograph: EPA/BP

Oil prices tumbled to close to $30 a barrel yesterday, extending a savage new year sell-off as BP axed thousands of jobs and Brazil’s Petrobras cut te(...)

European shares fell on Monday in their first day of trade since the Christmas break.

European shares fell on Monday in their first day of trade since the Christmas break, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices putting pressure on ene(...)

Dragon Oil is in talks over a $10 billion (€9.4 billion) investment for a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India

Irish-registered exploration firm Dragon Oil is in talks to invest in a $10 billion pipeline to deliver natural gas from Turkmenistan to India, a pote(...)

 Paris after the attacks. Unlike January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, which mostly targeted the journalists at the satirical newspaper, Friday’s assaults felt entirely random, indiscriminately killing Parisians and visitors at cafes, restaurants and a concert hall. (Photograph: Adrien Morlent/AFP/Getty Images)

Corporate events planned for Paris are going dark as Europe’s worst terror attack in a decade spurs foreign companies to scrap visits because of conc(...)