The European Commission and Italy have agreed on a rescue of Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena, outlining a draft plan that involves significant cost cuts. Photograph: Getty Images

The Iseq rose on Thursday, driven largely by a recovery in troubled food group Aryzta, while London’s FTSE flirted with a record high and Wall Street (...)

The global cyber attack began spreading across the globe on Friday and by Monday had locked up computers in more than 150 countries. Photograph: iStock

A global “ransomware” attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy up stocks expected to benefit from (...)

An Apple representative said the company had taken steps over the weekend to prevent further infections by revoking a digital certificate that enabled the rogue software to install on Macs

Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known(...)

 Cisco CEO John Chambers delivers the keynote address during the Cisco Live! conference recently. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Beware the coming “brutal, brutal consolidation” of major technology companies into just a handful of survivors, where many of the best-known names(...)