German chancellor Angela Merkel: ready to ditch a balanced budget? Photograph: EPA

News that the German government could ditch its balanced-budget rule and take on debt to stave off recession boosted European markets on Friday. DUBL(...)

In Dublin Ryanair hit highs of €11 before closing 1.41 per cent up at €10.805. File photograph: The Irish Times

Global trade jitters stoked worries concerning the ongoing US-China trade row hit European shares on Friday, ending a three-day rally. Dublin Ryanai(...)

Kerry Group ended the day up more than 3.5 per cent at €93.65.

European shares dipped on Friday as traders held their breath over the draft Brexit deal hammered out with Britain and Italy’s budget showdown with th(...)

US stock indexes dived about 1% on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

On Wednesday European shares had their worst day since June as concerns around rising debt yields gripped equity markets worldwide, while tech stocks (...)

US-China trade tensions kept stock market gains muted on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks edged higher on Thursday, boosted by strong corporate earnings, although concerns over China-US trade tensions and new sanctions again(...)

 Equities in Europe have been buoyed  up by a crude oil price of $80

European markets dipped on Friday, but still managed to post their eighth straight week of growth. DUBLIN Paddy Power Betfair continued its strong (...)

Waterford has a well-established life-sciences cluster. Photograph: iStock
Southern charms

With property prices and wages in Dublin spiralling ever upwards, more companies are beginning to see the merits of having an office outside the capit(...)

Unlike the dot-com era, when investors snapped up web companies with promise but little profit, today’s gains are built on earnings, driven by demand for products such as Apple’s iPhone and Google’s web ads

Don’t look now, but technology companies are exerting more control over the US stock market than any time since the internet bubble. Fuelled by three(...)

 Nike trainers in a Foot Locker store  in  California: Nike gained 2.8 per cent, boosted by Foot Locker’s results. Photographer: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

European stocks posted their biggest weekly slide since the run-up to the Brexit referendum on speculation the recent rebound might have been overdon(...)

Stephen Daniels of NuWave: “Poor air quality can have a profound affect on people’s lives both at home and at work.”

Stephen Daniels is a serial entrepreneur with three start-ups under his belt. His fourth venture is NuWave, a company making smart air-quality sensors(...)

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