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The Iseq all-share index advanced 1.79 per cent on the day with advances for companies including Kingspan and CRH. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Global stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors await minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s July meeting for signs of future rate cuts. Dublin outper(...)

US stocks tumbled to a one-month low on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

“A lot of red on the screen” was how traders summarised the market performance on Friday as global news hit markets. European stocks took serious dam(...)

Current gross production at the Abu Sennan concession stands at more than 5,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Photograph: iStock

Irish-founded exploration company United Oil and Gas intends to acquire an Egypt-focused explorer for $16 million (€14.3 million). In a statement on(...)

Facebook is among the tech giants set to report results this week.

Gains in oil heavyweights amid heightened tensions in the Middle East helped London’s main index hold steady on Monday. European shares ended flat as (...)

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif,  at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Kena BetancurAFP/Getty Images

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a foreign vessel near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and detained its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel(...)

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London

There are Sackler galleries at some of the world’s leading arts institutions: the Serpentine, Tate, and the National Gallery in London have them, as d(...)

The S&P 500 reached a record high on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Global stock markets were buoyed on Monday as a thaw in the US-China trade dispute lifted market sentiment and spurred a rally in equities. European (...)

In New York, the S&P 500 hit a new all-time high in early trading on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

European shares retreated on Friday, led by healthcare and media companies, at the end of a third week of gains dominated by signs that the world’s bi(...)

Oil prices jumped about 2 per cent following the suspected tanker attack. Photograph: ISNA/AFP/Getty

Gains for metal and mining companies helped European stocks to end slightly higher on Thursday, after concerns over an attack on tankers in the Gulf o(...)

The UK has been one of the more successful countries in the world at cutting emissions and intends to stop burning coal for power generation by 2025. Photograph: iStock

Britain is to become the first major economy to adopt laws that requiring a cut in fossil-fuel emissions to zero by 2050 to fight climate change. Pri(...)

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