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Opel has had something of a torrid year, what with being sold off by former owner General Motors into the French hands of PSA Group (which owns Peugeo(...)

According to a 2005 Cornell University study, mothers could expect a deficit in average starting salaries compared to childless women

At a dinner in London not long ago, the chief executive of a very respectable organisation told a story that left her end of the table gobsmacked. It(...)

Mexico’s avocado producers have seen their profits soar due to Nafta. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Fruits of Nafta deal on the table

Nafta has not at all been kind to Canada’s automotive industry. Last summer, 625 workers at a major General Motors plant in Ingersoll, southwest Ontar(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced with banks outperforming after US Fed Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s proposed replacement, Jerome Powel(...)

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Financial markets have largely shaken off US president Donald Trump’s many communications blunders since his election last November – from goading Nor(...)

Activists hold a sit-in at  COP23 in Bonn. Photograph: Epa/Philipp Guelland

Stronger Chinese economic growth and greater use of coal will push global greenhouse gas emissions to a record high in 2017, according to a report iss(...)

Opel has presented its plan for a financial turnaround under its new French owners, PSA Group, which also controls the Peugeot, Citroen, and DS brands(...)

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: “Being bought is not a strategy.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It took 221 years for founding stockbroker members of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) to break open the bourse’s awkward, limited-by-guarantee corporat(...)

Protesters wave Spanish and Catalan Senyera flag while holding a sign reading “38 percent is not Catalonia”.

Spanish equities rebounded on Monday, reassured by weekend demonstrations for a unified Spain and a poll lead for parties opposed to Catalan independe(...)

The sun sets behind a tree on a mild autumn evening in the vineyard of Osthoffen, outside Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann / Reuters.

Image of the week: Wine evening The sun isn’t setting on the wine industry, just this vineyard near the Vosges mountains in France, but production ha(...)

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