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Kitty Hawk’s autonomous personal aircraft, Cora,   is designed to fly at speeds of up to 180km/h for about 100km before it needs to land and recharge. Photograph: Richard Lord/AFP/Getty Images

There has been much talk of so-called flying cars in recent months, with companies as big as Airbus claiming that they’re working on prototypes of adv(...)

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Japan’s Nikkei share average gave up early gains and closed at at four-month low on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors turned risk averse again as t(...)

A man walks past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo

European markets followed Asian peers lower on the last trading day of the week as nerves about rising borrowing costs and soaring volatility put worl(...)

Ney York stock exchange. Equity indices climbed higher after a rocky start on Tuesday.

The Iseq stock market index in Dublin this afternoon has begun to reverse earlier sharp declines, after markets in the US staged a partial recovery th(...)

People monitor a stock index board at a bank in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph:Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

European shares were a sea of red on Tuesday morning following Wall Street’s slump on Monday when the Dow Jones Industrials Average dropped by nearly (...)

French pharma giant Sanofi muscled Novo Nordisk out of the way to buy Ablynx, clinching a €3.9bn   deal for the Belgian biotech firm

Numbers from chip-maker AMS and pharma giant Sanofi’s takeover of rival Abylynx dominated European markets at the start of that will see many companie(...)

Softbank Corp COO, Jun Shimba. Photograph:  Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty

SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that (...)

Sterling hit a six-month high on Friday after the UK and the EU reached agreement on the Border post-Brexit, but the currency dipped after traders dig(...)

Traders  in NYSE, November 9th, 2017. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Broad equity market declines in Asia and Europe and a lower open on Wall Street threatened to spoil the longest winning streak for MSCI’s global stock(...)

Japan’s Nikkei raced up 1 per cent to its highest since 1996 after Prime Minister Abe looked to have easily won in national elections over the weekend. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc gave a green light for more policy stimulus, while t(...)

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