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 The construction site of Royal Dutch Shell’s new plant, which  will produce more than a million tons of plastic, in the form of tiny pellets. Many in the Pittsburgh area see it as an economic engine, but others worry about the long-term harm. Photograph: The New York Times

The 386-acre property looks like a giant Lego set rising from the banks of the Ohio River. It is one of the largest active construction projects in th(...)

Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell: markets globally awaited clues from the US Federal Reserve on its policy direction

Stock markets dipped marginally on Monday, as a profit warning from Germany’s Lufthansa weighed on airline stocks. The airline forecast earnings bef(...)

Paddy Power pointed to a 43% drop in fixed-odds betting terminal revenues in its latest results

European shares had their worst session in more than six weeks on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve dampened rate cut bets, while gains by Volkswa(...)

Smurfit Kappa was in demand, advancing 4.2 per cent to €27.06.

European shares advanced on Wednesday as investors pinned their hopes on a soft Brexit and the US finally reaching a trade deal with China. The pan-E(...)

One of the strongest performances on Dublin’s Iseq was from Applegreen, the forecourts retailer that is targeting further international expansion

European shares hit their highest in half a year on Tuesday, buoyed by autos and insurance stocks and gains among export-heavy London stocks as Brexit(...)

OxyMem co-founders  Prof Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

While bringing improvements in the treatment of sewage and waste water might not be the most attractive of projects, great research success can still (...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)

Smoke billows from chimneys at a chemical factory in China’s Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters

Seven years after it set some of the world’s most stringent environmental targets, the European Union is about to revise its long-term goals to take m(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi  said indications are that the euro area economy is stabilising and the central bank’s rates will remain low for an extended period. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Markets continued to perform well yesterday following comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi that interest rates are likely to rem(...)