Facebook tumbled 7.4 per cent after reports that the Federal Trade Commission had secured the right to examine how its practices affect digital competition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European shares recovered from early losses to end Monday higher as gains in healthcare stocks helped head off weakness in trade-sensitive sectors suc(...)

Reinhard Ploss, chief of German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon. Photograph: Michael Dalder/File Photo/Reuters

Infineon has agreed to buy Cypress Semiconductors in a deal that values the US maker of microchips used in cars and electronic devices at €9 billion ((...)

Susan Houlihan: ‘Soft skills have become increasingly important at executive level’

Having worked with many Fortune 500 companies in the US, Susan Houlihan, a Tipperary-born woman who has lived in the Bay Area, California for the past(...)

An information board shows the DAX high mark of 10,037.21 points in the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday. The DAX has passed the 10,000 point mark for the first time since the start of July. (Photograph: FRANK RUMPENHORST/EPA)

US stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, indicating a modest rebound from the previous session’s broad decline, which was the S&P 500’s weak(...)