In the US, the S&P 500 and the Dow slipped as a surge in coronavirus cases threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

European stocks ended higher on Friday, with the Stoxx 600 clocking its third straight week of gains as a jump in commodity-linked stocks helped to co(...)

Hometree co-founder Simon Phelan.

Home services and insurance start-up Hometree has raised £7 million in a funding round that will help it capitalise on a spike in demand amid Covid-19(...)

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US equity futures edged down on Friday amid concern over escalating Sino-American tensions and worries the recovery in the world’s largest economy has(...)

Centrica is reducing its global workforce by about 20 per cent

Bord Gáis Energy parent Centrica is to cut 5,000 jobs globally but employees in Ireland are expected to escape the cull. Centrica, which also owns Br(...)

 The New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday following its steepest declines since the 1987 crash. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Dublin was one of the few places in which the stock market closed lower on Tuesday, as stimulus in Spain buoyed European markets and action by the Fed(...)

The cost of the Ford-Centrica home chargers has not yet been announced, but most home charging systems currently cost between €900 and €1,000, installed, but are eligible in most cases for a €600 grant. Photograph:  Reuters

Ford is winding up for a big push into the burgeoning electric vehicle market in the next two years, and it’s partnering with Bord Gáis to provide hom(...)

Centrica chief executive Iain Conn: failed to act swiftly enough to reshape the business. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Shareholders in Bord Gáis Energy parent group Centrica, Britain’s biggest energy supplier, will not be sorry to see the back of Iain Conn. He started(...)

Markets took fright as US president Donald Trump warned China against waiting out his first term to finalise any trade deal, saying the outcome could be no agreement or a worse one. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Irish shares suffered their biggest sell-off since the middle of December on Tuesday, with banks among the worst performers, as concerns over a no-dea(...)

Centrica chief executive Iain Conn who will step down from his position next year

Bord Gáis Energy parent Centrica said its chief executive officer will step down after Britain’s biggest energy supplier cut its dividend for the firs(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

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