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(...)

Police and military personnel work among the wreckage of the Boeing-737 plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the Jose Marti airport in Havana. Photograph: EPA

More than 100 people died when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 ye(...)

Barclays shares  closed up more than 4 per cent as investors reacted positively to results. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq overall fell 0.14 per cent on Thursday, but still managed to outperform wider European indices. Britain’s top share index fell to a one-wee(...)

Intel bought Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye in a deal worth $15.3 billion. Photograph: AFP Photo / Kimihiro Hoshinokimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images
The key sectors

In what was another very strong year for Irish mergers and acquisition activity, there was little change in the sectoral profile, with healthcare, foo(...)

An artist’s impression shows Boom’s 55-seat supersonic aircraft. Photograph: Reuters

Supersonic passenger travel, which died out with the Concorde’s demise in 2003, will make a comeback by the mid-2020s if three entrepreneurial US-base(...)

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