Mattel shares dropped 3.3%  – company said demand for its iconic Barbie doll was slowing.

European shares dipped on Tuesday as a disappointing update from HSBC hit the heavyweight banking sector and a rally fuelled by optimism about a possi(...)

Citi’s London office in Canary Wharf. Photograph: iStock

Citigroup is in talks to buy its London skyscraper office for about £1.2 billion (€1.37 billion), as the US bank commits its long-term future to the U(...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

KBC Bank Ireland’s chief executive, Wim Verbraeken, insisted on Thursday that high-profile arson attacks sustained by some of its properties before Ch(...)

A   football jersey introduced by Juventus after Ronaldo’s signing sold out in two months. Photograph: Getty

Juventus is looking to tap the international bond markets for the first time, as the storied Italian football club seeks to raise fresh funding after (...)

Face value: Opté Precision Skincare System by Procter & Gamble

The world’s biggest consumer goods groups are planning a new generation of products for supermarket shelves – from heated razors to intelligent toothb(...)

The Aughinish Alumina plant  on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick

Aughinish Alumina’s owner could invest further in the Irish aluminium manufacturer after the US lifted a threat of sanctions from the group. The US g(...)

‘It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we slipped into a recession real soon,’ says Nobel economist Robert Shiller. Photograph:  Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin

The US economic expansion, now almost 10 years old, is within seven months of becoming the longest in history. However with stocks falling into bear m(...)

Why are stocks gaining in the face of mounting economic uncertainty? Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

There’s an old cliché that markets hate uncertainty. So why, one might ask, are stocks gaining in the face of mounting economic uncertainty? Mentions (...)

Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan: His public pronouncements, and the frequency of them, contrasts with the low-profile style adopted by most figures significant in the daily life of the Four Courts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Yesterday morning, Edmund Honohan gravely told his court he was about to say some words he never thought he’d utter. “I’m still wearing last night’s m(...)

 François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the  central bank of France; 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and John J Haley, CEO of Willis Tower Watson, during a panel session in Davos.

Three months after scores of business and political figures shunned a Riyadh investment forum, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, following the killing of (...)

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