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The world’s largest cryptocurrency has been on a tear this month, propelled by purchases from Tesla and institutional investors who say Bitcoin is an attractive alternative to gold and the dollar.

Bitcoin gave up all its gains from weekend trading as analysts questioned whether the cryptocurrency is overheated. Prices dropped as much as 8.2 per(...)

 Medical staff check the temperature of passengers at Nanjing South Railway station in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China,

Stocks markets tumbled worldwide on Monday and investors worried about the possible economic impact of the coronavirus drove up the price of safe-have(...)

New York Stock Exchange. US stocks fell on Monday on global growth worries after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude facilities hit 5 per cent of the world’s supply. Photograph:  Johannes  Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Oil prices soared on Monday after attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked worries over the impact of an oil shock on economic growth, halt(...)

Markets took fright as US president Donald Trump warned China against waiting out his first term to finalise any trade deal, saying the outcome could be no agreement or a worse one. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Irish shares suffered their biggest sell-off since the middle of December on Tuesday, with banks among the worst performers, as concerns over a no-dea(...)

 A Perrigo  facility in  Michigan, US.  Perrigo bought Elan eight months after the Tysabri deal in a  so-called “inversion” deal. Photograph: Getty Images

North American stockbroking analysts have predicted that drugs giant Perrigo has an 80 per cent chance of a “favourable outcome” to the company’s €1.6(...)

The Brexit deal must go through the British parliament for approval before the country exits the EU in March next year. Photograph: PA Wire

Sterling eased off peaks on Wednesday morning as UK prime minister Theresa May faced the hard task of selling her Brexit deal, while stocks tumbled as(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares dropped on Monday amid concerns about US trade policies and the stability of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government. (...)

Carrefour, Europe’s biggest retailer, makes the bulk of its €88 billion worth of sales in Europe. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

France’s Carrefour and Britain’s Tesco, Europe’s two largest supermarket groups, plan to form a global purchasing alliance to cut costs in the face of(...)

IPL Plastics chief executive Alan Walsh: has spent the last six years reshaping the business formerly called One51. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin-based IPL Plastics, formerly known as One51, plans to price the $150 million (€97.6 million) worth of shares being issued in its initial public(...)

IPL chief executive  Alan Walsh: has retained the services of Canada Bank of Montreal, CIBC and Royal Bank of Canada for its IPO. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-based IPL Plastics, the former investment group known as One51 which has about 2,000 shareholders in Ireland, has hired three Canadian investme(...)

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