Bernie Madoff: “He stole more money than anyone in history, and to other thieves, this makes him a hero.” Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Donald Trump doubters are not the only ones sceptical about the sustainability of the ongoing bull market. Stocks are expensive: can they get even pri(...)

US president Donald Trump hosts a  breakfast meeting with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on  Monday. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

President Donald Trump has warned US chief executives that he will impose a “very major” border tax on companies that move manufacturing overseas and (...)

US president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph:  Dominick Reuter/Getty Images

Most people are still struggling with Donald Trump’s flair for the unpredictable and his Twitter trigger finger. In business – where the unexpected co(...)

Keeping one eye on the US president-elect’s personal Twitter feed has become a regular pastime for the fund managers and traders who invest billions of dollars daily on world stock, currency and commodity markets. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Just in time for his inauguration, London-based fintech firm Trading.co.uk is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on c(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump: said F-35 fighter jet programme was “billions over budget” and behind schedule. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP Photo/Getty Images

European shares ended off highs on Wednesday as pharma stocks turned lower on worries over pricing pressure in the US following remarks by US preside(...)

 Sam Bass, who lives in this basement flat at 10 Danbury Street,  Islington, received a letter addressed  to the British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

In numbers: Christmas wishlist 93 Percentage of people who would prefer a Christmas bonus to an office party, according to a survey by IrishJobs.ie.(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump: tweet affected Lockheed Martin’s share price. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Europe retreated from an 11-month high on Monday with falls in shares such as Swedish biometric technology firm Fingerprint and Swiss drugmaker Lonza(...)

Lockheed Martin declined 3.9 per cent at $249.22 after Donald Trump tweeted that the company’s F-35 programme and costs were “out of control”.

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Monday, fuelled by energy shares, while the Nasdaq was lower, dragged down by technology stocks, a day(...)

Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin: “Ireland has done a great job in setting competitive prices and we’re trying to do more of that.” Photograph: Jim Stem/Bloomberg

Donald Trump has made plenty of outlandish promises during the US presidential campaign. A vow to bring back coal mining jobs to West Virginia might n(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

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