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Underlying pre-tax profit for BP’s upstream business more than doubled to around $4 billion in the quarter

BP’s profits thundered to a five-year high, boosted by stronger oil prices with production set to rise further thanks to the $10.5 billion acquisition(...)

Negative reaction to US President Donald Trump’s ownership of Turnberry golf resort is having an adverse effect on  nearby Turnberry Holiday Park,  and might become a rare example of a necessary name change. Photograph: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images

For the best part of 25 years, anyone on a budget who felt an urge to roam the homeland of Robert Burns could book themselves into the Turnberry cara(...)

In Dublin, insurer FBD Holdings rose by 2.5 per cent to €10.25.

Ireland’s Iseq index advanced for the first time in five sessions, led by insurer FBD Holdings and nutrition giant Kerry Group, as the wider European (...)

The benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit all-time highs on Friday after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank’s current approach to interest rate hikes were the best way to protect the US economic recovery. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global equity markets rose on Friday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed no surprises in a key speech outlining a steady course for(...)

Bayer shares are under pressure as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over the alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers.

European shares gradually fell into the red on Thursday after the latest round of US-China tariffs hurt trade-sensitive autos stocks and sentiment suf(...)

Acquisition will give BP high-quality oil assets in the US and rebalance its business in the country, which has largely been focused on gas production.  Photograph:  Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

BP has agreed to buy BHP’s US shale assets for $10.5 billion (€9 billion) in a deal the UK oil major hopes will give it access to key acreage as crude(...)

Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

Iraqi policemen throw sand to put out tyres that  protesters had set ablaze at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra, Iraq, Tuesday. Photograph: Essam al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tues(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York . Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Stocks fell and metals prices slumped on Wednesday as US threats of tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods pushed the world’s tw(...)

German carmakers received a boost on Thursday following a softening of rhetoric surrounding tariffs on trade. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Signs of an easing in the trade dispute between the US and the European Union helped push European stocks higher on Thursday with gains in the car sec(...)

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