Boxes of Nespresso coffee are pictured in a shop at Nestlé headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland,on Thursday. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

European shares gained further ground after the carnage of last week, with the pan-European Stoxx 600 ending up 0.5 per cent at its highest level in a(...)

Danish telecoms company TDC saw shares end up 13.39% . Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Ireland’s Iseq overall index reversed some losses after a tough week last week and closed up 1.31 per cent with strong performances from Bank of Irela(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

US stocks remained on an unsteady footing as the bout of volatility that’s gripped global financial markets persisted amid signs that the rise in tre(...)

Traders signal offers in the VIX pit at the Cboe Global Markets,  exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Getty

European shares closed down more than 2 per cent on Tuesday on the back of continued market volatility in the US. Britain’s major share index, the FT(...)

Oil majors including Shell have cleaned up their balance sheets to survive the worst industry downturn in a generation. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The oil-price rally proved a double-edged sword for Royal Dutch Shell, as improved exploration and production lifted profit to a three-year high while(...)

Adam Rudd manages about £3.9 billion and is largely steering clear of the UK. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s best fund manager may be based in Scotland, but his performance has been driven by investing outside the UK. Aberdeen Standard Investments’(...)

Carillion shares were suspended from trading on Monday.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index (...)

Shell’s production is currently around 135,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day  in the UK North Sea

Royal Dutch Shell gave the green light on Monday for an expansion of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea, its first major new project i(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes hit records on Wednesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index breaching the 2,700-mark for the first time. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/Getty Images

On the day Mifid II launched Ireland saw relatively strong trading volumes according to Dublin traders and the Iseq overall index closed up 0.02 per c(...)

Bioplastics currently make up about 1 per cent of the plastics market. Photograph: iStock

Companies that make packaging from plants instead of fossil fuels are starting to challenge the oil industry’s ambition to increase the supply of raw (...)

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