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Global markets remained on alert over a trade war between the two superpowers China and the US. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

European shares rose as risk appetite picked up after US president Donald Trump played down Washington’s trade war with Beijing, while a slew of earni(...)

US markets dipped sharply again on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing over 500 points down. Technology stocks, including Apple, continue to drag down the markets. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

World equity markets fell on Tuesday, with US stocks hurt by worries over softening demand for the iPhone and corporate growth prospects, while oil pr(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US shares were lower in mid-afternoon trading in all-round choppy session on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell on Wednesday, as markets globally were rattled by weaker-than-expected quarterly sales from technology giant IBM as well as fears(...)

The scene where the seaplane crashed into a Sydney river killing six people. Photograph: Nine Network via Reuters TV

A high-profile British businessman died in a seaplane crash on New Year’s Eve alongside his fiancee, his two sons and her 11-year-old daughter. Richa(...)

Oil and gas shares gained 0.8 per cent  and autos climbed 0.6 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

Supportive crude prices and strong results from energy firms and carmakers helped European shares rise on Wednesday. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended(...)

Gillian Rijke, chief operations officer, Get The Shifts with business partner Hannah Wrixton, who also runs Last Minute Minders for the childcare market.

The hospitality industry is in full flow all year around but for many businesses it doesn’t mean that they are busy every single day. Employing full-(...)

Wall Street traders: US stocks  were up slightly on Thursday as a rise in consumer shares helped offset losses in financials

European stocks were left flat-footed as disappointing company results, including a $7.5 billion fine for wrongdoing for Deutsche Bank, sent its shar(...)

Kingspan is one of the Irish companies that would be expected to benefit from a stimulus programme in the US

Wall Street’s three main stock indices hit record highs for a second straight day on Tuesday before trimming gains, while European shares also rose on(...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

The Irish subsidiary of Sodexo, the outsourced food services and facilities management group, saw pre-tax profits jump by 745 per cent in the year to (...)

Apple crumble: company  shares fell 2.4 per cent to a two-year low on concerns about iPhone demand. Photograph:  Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Apple lost its status as the world’s most valuable public company to Google’s parent, Alphabet, in US trading as markets closer to home, in Europe, f(...)

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