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Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram: Facebook’s Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video with a new channel that will attempt to lure younger viewers away from Google’s YouTube and pave the way to sell more advertising. Photograph: Jeff Chiu

Instagram is taking on YouTube and other ad-supported streaming service with a new mobile app IGTV. The Facebook-owned social network is hoping to t(...)

Norwegian-born shipping tycoon John Fredriksen: his business empire includes the world’s largest salmon farmer Marine Harvest, which has interests in the Republic. File photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Billionaire investor John Fredriksen has agreed to buy a stake in Bulk Infrastructure, which plans to build a large data centre in his native Norway a(...)

The combined value of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet – the FAAMGs, as they are sometimes known – is just shy of $4 trillion. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

High-flying technology stocks continue to defy the doubters. Although 2018 has been a testing year for most investors – the MSCI World Index has been(...)

Toyota’s investment will allow Grab to further expand its range of online to offline services, such as food delivery and digital payments

Toyota has agreed to invest $1 billion (€850 million) in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

US stocks rose after the latest monthly jobs report pointed to strength in the world’s largest economy. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, with Italian stocks supported after a deal to form a coalition government there ended three month(...)

From left:  Arevo Labs chief executive Jim Miller, CTO Wiener Mondesir, and chairman and co-founder Hemant Bheda  with the company’s 3D-printed carbon fibrecommuter bike

After a career that included helping Alphabet Inc’s Google build out data centers and speeding packages for Amazon. com to customers, Jim Miller is do(...)

Many high-profile investors share a scepticism towards Tesla, one of the most shorted stocks on the US market. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Should investors be worried about bubbles? If so, how should they respond? Worrying about excessively high prices might seem misplaced at the moment, (...)

Irish banking stocks were  out of sorts, with Permanent TSB declining 0.2 per cent to €1.75 and  Bank of Ireland dipping 0.2 per cent to €7.44. Photograph: Bloomberg

Irish shares dipped on Tuesday, taking their cue from early weakness on Wall Street, as traders across continental European markets and much of Asia (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

Stocks fell hard last Tuesday as US 10-year bond yields topped 3 per cent for the first time since 2014. There’s been much agonised commentary as to w(...)

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