Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Stocks propped up by buybacks binge The US bull market is looking dangerously dependent on corporate buybacks. Although the S&P 500 has soared, i(...)

David Drumm leaves the Dublin District Court: he will likely be waiting until the middle of next year for a trial. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

After eight long years in the doldrums, the construction industry appears to be roaring back. Two reports showed activity in the sector accelerated sh(...)

Ryanair closing up nearly 3 per cent at €13.60, which was roughly in line with its European rivals. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

World equity markets capped a fifth week of gains yesterday, their best run in more than two years, as a 2016 high for oil, the dollar’s recent decli(...)

A computer-generated image of Snowtopia, the proposed €100 million 11-storey high indoor ski centre in Mulhuddart

Have you ever dealt with someone whose seemingly vast success at a ridiculously young age made you feel like a failure? That is how it felt after meet(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian:  has sold most of his own shares in company. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aryzta shareholders are said by market sources to be extremely frustrated at the recent collapse in the company’s share price. Shares in the Swiss-Iri(...)

 Valeo Foods,  owner of the Jacobs biscuit brand, has appointed Hilliard Lombard as managing director of its  Irish business

Valeo Foods, the owner of Batchelors and Fruitfield, has beefed up its senior management team by hiring Hilliard Lombard, the former head of Aryzta’s(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

The oil and gas sector extended its gains, rising 2.8 per cent overall as shares in Royal Dutch Shell and BP rallied, helped by a rise in oil prices.

European shares rose as a surge in oil helped offset sliding banks, while investors speculated on the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Is(...)

Analysts and investors baffled after conference call with  Valeant Pharmaceuticals chief executive Michael Pearson.

It has been a deeply worrying week for investors in two companies that have found themselves in the spotlight for reasons that are at once very differ(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian trims holding in the group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Pressure built on Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian on Wednesday after he expressed regret at having to sell nearly €16 million worth of shares in t(...)