From left, Axel Kicillof, Minister of Economy of Argentina, speaks with US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen during a meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group 2014 annual meetings, in Washington. Photograph: Drew Angerer/EPA

Demand for US-made capital goods recorded its biggest drop in eight months in September and the pace of house price gains moderated in August, suggest(...)

Seán Quinn: in 2004 he trumped Tony Mullins’s €70million bid to take Barlo private with an €84 million offer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish-owned investment group RHP Bidco, which is headed by former Barlo chief executive Tony Mullins, has acquired Quinn Radiators for €25 million.RHP(...)

Out today: Irish trade balance figures for August
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TODAY Results: Kuehne + Nagel; Omnicom. Meetings: RIAI annual conference (RDS, Dublin). Indicators: Irish trade balance (Aug); Chinese trade balance ((...)

A still from the Jameson ad

Have you heard the one about the American TV commercial that portrayed the Irish as a modern, sophisticated European nation instead of a race of ru(...)

British lender Barclays has axed 2,700 jobs at its investment bank this year as part of a wider cull of 19,000 roles over three years

The banking sector’s long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 per cent fall in staff numbers at Europe’s biggest lenders in the firs(...)

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(...)

Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, who turns 84 on August 30th and is the world’s third-richest person, oversees a conglomerate with more than 80 businesses. Photograph: Bloomberg

Berkshire Hathaway’s share price has crossed $200,000 (€150,000) for the first time, the latest milestone for the company that Warren Buffett built ov(...)

Wells Fargo  has been insulated from the declines in fixed income, currencies and commodities trading that has hurt the major Wall Street banks. Photograph: Getty Images

Wells Fargo, the biggest US bank by market capitalisation, broke a streak of record profits over 15 quarters to report net income of $5.7 billion in t(...)

Wells Fargo, the largest US mortgage lender, reported a 3 per cent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by a rally in the equity and fixed income markets.

Wells Fargo, the largest US mortgage lender, reported a 3 per cent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by a rally in the equity and fixed income mar(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)