Belfast’s Titanic museum. The North is now the sixth most affluent part of the UK, according to Barclays. Photograph: Getty

The number of people who technically qualify as millionaires in the North has jumped by 40 per cent in the last 15 years to hit 14,000 according to(...)

 Rory McIlroy at Whistling Straits: “I feel like I can be very competitive for the next few weeks.” Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If Rory McIlroy departed this 97th edition of the US PGA Championship empty-handed, with no further addition to his trophy cabinet, at least he did (...)

Exports were a bright spot, up 1.7 per cent in the second quarter after growing by 1.3 per cent in the first quarter

The French economy came to an unexpected standstill in the three months to June after a strong first quarter, as a jump in exports was not strong eno(...)

JP Morgan Chase: one of the top five US banks that are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

US banks are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking, taking advantage of strategic upheavals and concerns over capital to (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the start of the trading day in New York. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

European shares rallied on Thursday after China’s central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation after a devaluation this week tha(...)

A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Hai’an, Jiangsu province

The yuan suffered its biggest fall in more than two decades on Tuesday, hitting a three-year low after the Chinese central bank surprised markets by (...)

Apple weighed heavily on all major US stock indices as it fell for the fifth straight day. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s banking stocks plunged for the second day in a row, holding down the main Athens index which otherwise turned the corner after the previous (...)

For an employee “the journey” may  make change inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

In my first job that did not involve beer or sliced ham, I worked in the corporate affairs department of a pharmaceutical company. One day some consul(...)

Barclays’ new executive chairman sought to stamp his mark on the bank on Wednesday by accelerating the sale of assets and cost cutting, after the grou(...)

Last summer, Green REIT paid €23 million for the Sun Alliance building on Dawson Street in Dublin city centre. It is planning to replace it with a new modern building twice its size

The recovery in the commercial property sector is undoubtedly in full flight – at least in Dublin – with values on the way up and transaction levels r(...)