Brady Dougan, chief executive officer of Credit Suisse , pauses during a Bloomberg Television interview in Zurich. Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse reported stronger-than-expected third quarter profits today, bolstered by its investment bank, which benefited from a rise in bond-tradi(...)

People are reflected in a window outside the Macy’s department store in New York. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 per cent last month

US consumer prices rose marginally in September as energy costs fell broadly, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve a(...)

By pushing a button on your iPhone, consumers will be able to  make a purchase at one of the thousands of retail locations, including Macy’s or Walgreens stores, using the new service. No wallet, cash or plastic card necessary.(Photogaph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Donohue has a tough relationship with his wallet and the items inside it. He has lost his wallet twice in the past year. He has fallen victim to(...)

Investors speculate that Japan’s prime minister  Shinzo Abe may order a burst of government spending

Japanese business confidence slipped to the lowest in more than a year in October and it is seen struggling to rebound, a Reuters poll showed, a furt(...)

The report showed the number of people still receiving benefits after an initial week of aid rose 7,000 to 2.39 million in the week ended October 4th

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week, a positive signal that could counter doubts over wheth(...)

A broker looks at his screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany today. The stock index DAX fell under 8500 points. (Photograph: Michael Probst/AP)

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan (...)

Tokyo Stock Exchange  staff members work at the bourse. Japan’s Nikkei share average tumbled 2.5 per cent  after Wall Street dived on deepening worries about weak global demand
US markets open sharply lower

US markets opened sharply lower at 2.30pm GMT after the S&P 500 closed at its lowest in six months, amid concerns about weak global demand and (...)

Dalata rose 0.7 per cent on confirmation it has acquired Whites of Wexford Hotel (pictured) and the Clayton Hotel.

The Iseq index of Irish shares followed other markets down as shares suffered their biggest losses in years and the dollar slumped yesterday after the(...)

FSB chairman Mark Carney said the regulatory framework for haircuts on securities financing transactions addresses important sources of leverage and the level of risk-taking in the core funding markets.

Global regulators are making it more expensive for hedge funds and insurance companies to raise money from loaning shares in a bid to curb hitherto un(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Euro zone bond yields held near record lows today as Standard & Poor’s credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France’s outlook to negat(...)