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The ‘Fearless Girl’ statue outside the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street equities rose on Wednesday. Photograph: Johannes Eisele / AFP.

US stocks jumped to seven-week highs on Wednesday after Gilead Sciences gave an encouraging update on a potential Covid-19 treatment, while upbeat ear(...)

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.8 per cent, taking back some of last week’s decline.

Global stock markets rose on Monday as investors cheered news that more countries and US states were looking to ease lockdowns and the Bank of Japan e(...)

Toronto-based Jeremy Gutsche: developed as a night hobby while working for a bank. He turned it into a successful business.

The current period of social isolation could yield many valuable business insights, spawning a raft of innovation while Covid-19 is also likely to dra(...)

In the US pressure to use split ventilators has built up in recent weeks, especially in New York state because ICUs were over-whelmed.

A team based in Galway has developed an adjustable split ventilator which can be used on two Covid-19 patients in intensive care at the one time. As (...)

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Engineers at Tesla showed a prototype for a ventilator on Sunday evening in a video published on the company’s YouTube channel, as hospitals around th(...)

The Olympic flame is displayed outside Fukushima railway station. Tokyo 2020 is postponed until 2021, but will still be called Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP

Image of the week: Tokyo Story The Olympic flame, displayed here in Fukushima ahead of the since-abandoned torch relay, will stay in Japan until the (...)

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric.

Jack Welch, the champion of corporate efficiency who built General Electric (GE) into one of the world’s largest companies and influenced generations (...)

Rolls Royce’s Trent engine displayed at the Singapore Airshow earlier this month. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Rolls-Royce Holdings surged as chief executive Warren East said he is getting a grip on Boeing 787 engine glitches that have blighted earnings and cas(...)

BP CEO Bernard Looney is a newcomer to Instagram and a rarity. Only 11% of oil and gas company chief executives are active on social media. Photograph: AFP

Last week David Solomon, the boss of Goldman Sachs, was enjoying a spot of sunshine at a tech conference in San Francisco. Bernard Looney, BP’s new ch(...)

The food giant, created in a merger orchestrated by Warren Buffett and the private equity firm 3G Capital, is in the midst of a turnaround as its brands fall out of favour. Photograph: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg

Kraft Heinz, the iconic food giant created in a merger five years ago, was downgraded to junk by Fitch Ratings, raising fresh worries among investors (...)

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