Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

Shares in Norwegian Air rose 47%  after IAG said it was considering marking an offer for the carrier. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index outperformed wider European markets on Thursday, rising 0.95 per cent. European shares rose alongside a relie(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Markets are pricing in a 56 per cent probability of the Fed raising rates in December.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

European stocks drifted lower ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s rate decision and press conference, which took place after the main EU bourses closed.(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were higher in late morning trading on Friday as technology shares rose and oil prices rebounded from multi-month lows.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Another wobble in commodity-related shares and dollar earners put pressure on British blue chips on Friday, underscoring their underperformance agains(...)

Out Friday: figures for Irish industrial production (March). photograph: ina fassbender/reuters

TODAY Meetings: HubSpot open house (One Dockland Central, Dublin). Indicators: Irish exchequer returns (Mar); US factory orders (Feb). TOMORROW Result(...)

HTC: reporting results. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: HTC. Indicators: Irish Investec manufacturing PMI (Dec); euro zone Markit manufacturing PMI (Dec); German Markit manufacturing PMI (Dec(...)