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John Flint, who was promoted chief of HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, in February, reassured shareholders on Monday that he would maintain the dividend at current levels and continue the group’s recent practice of buying back shares.

The new chief executive of HSBC has promised to break almost a decade of declining revenues by investing $15 billion (€12.7 billion) to $17 billion in(...)

“No one needs to be ‘excited’ about anyone at work, not even an intern.”

The other day, the bosses of the Jefferies investment bank decided to write a letter to their new crop of summer interns and post it on the firm’s web(...)

Wall Street was higher, with energy shares getting a boost from a surge in oil prices after US president Donald Trump pulled the country out of a nuclear deal with Iran

European shares were supported on Wednesday by strength in oil stocks after US president Donald Trump pulled the United States out of Iran’s nuclear a(...)

Facebook has tremendous scale: with more than 2.2 billion users logging on every month, 200 million of whom have their relationship status set to ‘single’.  Photograph: iStock

Facebook has the largest network of singles in the world, a mission to bring people closer together and detailed data that research has shown knows yo(...)

Apple’s shares fell 3 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Tech stocks faced a widespread sell-off on Friday after an update from one of Apple’s biggest suppliers, Taiwan Semiconductor, raised expectations of (...)

Bank of America reported a 34 per cent rise in first-quarter profit on Monday, topping Wall Street estimates, as the lender benefited from higher inte(...)

Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive  of Tencent, at a news conference in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings lost almost $20 billion (€16.2bn) from its market value on Thursday after the Chinese internet giant missed quarterly revenue estimat(...)

Italy’s populist Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio after the elections. Italy’s benchmark index recouped all of its losses from the previous session, up 1.8 per cent, as concerns over political uncertainty following an inconclusive election result eased. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares bounced off six-month lows on Tuesday as the focus shifted from politics to dealmaking and earnings, with paper and packaging stocks s(...)

Serial inventor and entrpreneur, Sir James Dyson

In the skies above Hullavington airfield in south-west England, there was a time when trainee parachutists would leap out of aircraft into the void, t(...)

JPMorgan Chase got the big banks’ fourth-quarter earnings season off to a brisk start on Friday morning, beating analysts’ expectations for profit

JPMorgan Chase got the big banks’ fourth-quarter earnings season off to a brisk start on Friday morning, beating analysts’ expectations for profit des(...)

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