The EPO received over 181,000 patent applications worldwide last year, up from 174,317 in 2018

Patent applications filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) from the Republic rose to a record high last year. New figures show Irish applicants (...)

European shares retreated from recent peaks on Monday as investors paused before launching into a week packed with economic data and the European Central Bank’s first policy meeting of the year.

European shares retreated from recent peaks on Monday as investors paused before launching into a week packed with economic data and the European Cent(...)

US stocks rose on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat earnings and forecasts from Coca-Cola and United Technologies. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

A host of upbeat earnings pushed US stocks higher on Tuesday and world stocks rose in anticipation of central bank easing, while sterling fell on the(...)

Hundreds of Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft  worldwide may be flying with unsafe systems five years after a US airline regulators warned that they could pose a crash threat. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft worldwide may be flying with unsafe systems five years after a US airline regulators warned that they could po(...)

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

Weak German economic data and a profit warning from Daimler hit European stock markets on Monday as investors reined in any bets on a fourth week of g(...)

Apple, which says it is the largest corporate taxpayer in the US, says a new round of tariffs would reduce its competitiveness. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Apple and Fitbit have joined other companies in filing letters of opposition to a Trump administration plan for more US tariffs on Chinese goods, incl(...)

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 (...)

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