The benchmark S&P 500 index is now just about 2 per cent away from its early May record high. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Hopes of monetary stimulus lifted investor sentiment globally on Tuesday with anticipation of an interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve. In the U(...)

T-Mobile USA shares fell more than 2 per cent.

T-Mobile’s $26 billion (€23 billion ) takeover of mobile telecommunications rival Sprint is facing a new threat from a group of US states who are prep(...)

Easing of trade tensions between Mexico and the US lifted the mood of global markets.

Global stocks rose on Monday as US president Donald Trump suspended plans to hit Mexican imports with tariffs, easing trade war fears. DUBLIN Trade(...)

Raytheon and United Technologies have agreed to merge, the companies said in a joint statement. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US engineering and electronics company United Technologies has agreed to combine its aerospace business with US contractor Raytheon and create a new (...)

Twitter shares soared 15.6 per cent after the social media company posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise increase in monthly active users

The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased rally yesterday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings (...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Energy stocks boosted by a steady surge in oil prices and a higher open on Wall Street helped European shares erase session losses and close higher on(...)

The Republic was ranked by the European Patent Office in 21st place out of 40 countries in terms of the volume of patents filed.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Patent applications filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) from the Republic rose by more than 21 per cent last year, new figures show. This was(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH and many of its peers were lower after the publication of US construction data.

European shares were sluggish on Wednesday as a batch of poor corporate updates added to worries about a global growth slowdown and China-US trade neg(...)

Oil prices fell to their lowest level in more than a year on Friday. Photograph: Getty

European shares closed the day higher in choppy trading on Friday but notched up their second straight week of losses as concerns about slowing global(...)

A Boeing 787 putting on a display during  the first day of the Farnborough Airshow in Britain. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

General Electric said it remains unconvinced that demand for Boeing’s potential mid-range aircraft, nicknamed the 797, will be enough to justify devel(...)

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