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US shares pushed towards record highs in early afternoon trading on Wall Street.

Irish shares soared to a fresh nine-year high as European markets reopened after the long weekend on Tuesday in buoyant mood as investors cheered heal(...)

Traders on the floor of the NYSE on Friday. Financial markets were initially spooked by US missile strikes against Syria. Photograph: Bloomberg

The US missile strike on Syria was the dominant factor in the markets yesterday with oil trading near a one-month high while the dollar rose as invest(...)

Coillte CEO Fergal Leamy says Coillte is now on the lookout for more  international partnerships. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State forestry agency Coillte has entered a €68 million partnership with energy giant BP and listed UK chemicals company Accsys Technologies. Th(...)

Wall Street stocks rose but then pared gains after jobs data cleared the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

European stocks were little changed, as equities trimmed their earlier gains after it emerged the European Central Bank discussed whether interest rat(...)

The most important source of growth in oil demand in the 2030s “will come from industries such as plastics and fabrics”

Oil demand growth will slow and supplies will remain abundant in the coming decades, meaning producers in the Middle East, Russia and US continue to g(...)

 Brexit  sent stocks into freefall, with Irish companies affected particularly by a slump in the value of sterling against the euro.

The Iseq index of Irish shares is on track to post its first annual decline since 2010 – the year that the State was forced into an international bai(...)

US stocks slipped in light trading on Thursday ahead of the holiday season. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

European stocks inched lower amid thin trading, with investors signalling reluctance to extend a rally as the last full trading week of 2016 unfolded.(...)

Trinity College is also selling up shares in two companies linked to the Dakota access pipeline in North Dakota. Photograph: Alyssa Schukar/New York Times

Trinity College Dublin has moved to sell as much as €6 million of fossil fuel company shares, including ExxonMobil and BP. The university’s endowme(...)

BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley. BP is exploring deals in Iran.

BP has tapped Irishman Bernard Looney and four other top non-US executives to steer efforts by the oil giant to explore for business in Iran without b(...)

The offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon on fire off Louisiana in April  2010. Photograph:  Reuters

BP has criticised the new Deepwater Horizon film as being an inaccurate Hollywood dramatisation of the deadly oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico i(...)

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