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 The Wall Street bull: What if this current bull market isn’t as old as it looks.  Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Initial public offerings (IPOs) tend to attract green folk looking to make a bundle by buying into the “next big thing”, but it can be a stressful bus(...)

 AIB at Serpentine Avenue:  first bailed-out bank to unveil a dividend since 2008. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the test AIB probably wished it had failed. Two and a half years ago, the bank comfortably passed a European banking stress test of lenders’ (...)

Snapchat has never recorded a profit. Photograph: AFP

Snap, the owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, raised $3.4 billion (€3.2 billion) in its initial public offering on Wednesday, more than it had so(...)

Marissa Mayer is among six directors who plan to leave Yahoo board. Photograph: EPA

Yahoo has revealed its plans if the sale of its main internet properties to Verizon Communications goes ahead, with chief executive Marissa Mayer to s(...)

Musgrave will initially supply up to 40 own-brand ambient products including SuperValu breakfast cereals, coffee, jam, biscuits and healthy snacks. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Wholesale retailer Musgrave has announced it is to begin exporting SuperValu own-brand products to China following a deal with Chinese e-commerce comp(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: she wants to safeguard multilateral co-operation among the G20 economies. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

A group of business executives has urged the group of 20 leading economies to resist the temptation to take protectionist measures and to foster inter(...)

Showtime Analytics chief executive Richie Power and YuekeFinixx general manager Li Xiangxiong pictured at the funding announcement in Shenzhen, China. Photograph: Akai-Cas

Showtime Analytics, a Dublin-based start-up that has developed a technology platform for the global cinema industry, has secured €1.2 million in fundi(...)

An employee carries bracelets displaying the logo of Alibaba’s November 11th Singles’ Day online shopping event. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Alibaba Group broke its Singles’ Day sales record with room to spare on Friday, offering assurances about the strength of the Chinese consumer despite(...)

Trans-species trauma: A catch of carp in Germany appear to be  as stunned as the rest of us. Photograph: Bernd Wustneck/AFP/Getty Images
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In numbers: Singular joy $14 billion Sales racked up by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba on last year’s Singles Day, an event originally set up by s(...)

Hong Kong has the world’s least affordable housing and parking spaces are at a premium too. Photograph: iStock

A Hong Kong parking space has sold for more than €550,000, setting a new record in the world’s least affordable property market. Hong Kong is one of (...)

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