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Shell now aims to curb its net carbon footprint, including emissions of its consumers, by around 20 per cent by 2035. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell will set carbon emissions targets next year and link these to executive pay, reversing its chief executive’s opposition and followin(...)

Stock markets have always been volatile, but the suddenness of the recent correction   took many by surprise. Photograph: Getty Images

The recent stock market volatility has unsettled investors. Should they be worried by the recent spike in volatility? Is it better to ignore the marke(...)

Aryzta chief executive Kevin Toland and chairman Gary McGann attend the company’s annual shareholder meeting outside Zurich on November 1st. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Embattled food group Aryzta has identified a number of key challenges facing the company in the prospectus for its forthcoming rights issue, including(...)

Bill Gates (62) is the world’s second-richest person with a $95 billion fortune. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Billionaires made more money in 2017 than in any year in recorded history, according to a new report. The richest people on Earth increased their wea(...)

UBS headquarters in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank, posted a surprise 32 per cent rise in third-quarter net profit amid a bumper quarter for its investment bank and said(...)

US indices have hit multiple all-time highs this year and the nine-year bull market remains intact, recent weakness notwithstanding.

Professional investors are bearish but the kind of panic seen at major stock-market bottoms remains absent, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest monthl(...)

Nero’s violin playing amidst chaos and destruction that he caused has contemporary resonance in Boris Johnson’s newspaper columns

The Brexit debacle has been caused by many things, most notably a lack of awareness of history. And what we are witnessing is itself historic - but no(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

European stocks ended a choppy trading session broadly flat on Friday but managed to eke out a weekly gain despite mixed third-quarter earnings and as(...)

  US president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on October 4th  in Rochester, Minnesota, ahead of the midterm elections. Photograph:    Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The US midterm elections take place in three weeks’ time and markets will be “closely watching” an event which Merrill Lynch says could have “meaningf(...)

In Dublin, insurer FBD Holdings rose by 2.5 per cent to €10.25.

Ireland’s Iseq index advanced for the first time in five sessions, led by insurer FBD Holdings and nutrition giant Kerry Group, as the wider European (...)

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