The figures show that chemical manufacturers and electronics producers – both industries that have historically relied heavily on offshore subsidiaries for tax purposes – brought back the most. Photograph: Reuters

The Republic was the third largest source of offshore cash repatriated by US companies last year, according to figures released by the US commerce dep(...)

Christine Lagarde was nominated on Tuesday to take over at the helm of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Euro-zone stocks surged on Wednesday as investors piled into companies with big dividends on hopes European Central Bank chief nominee Christine Lagar(...)

A man takes a picture of a Huawei logo at the Huawei European Cybersecurity Center in Brussels. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Don’t tell me I’ve just been caught up in Donald Trump’s trade war with China? Um, well, sort of. If you have a Huawei phone, then we have some bad ne(...)

Huawei said the temporary reprieve move bore little meaning for the company as it had been making preparations for a blacklist scenario. Photograph: Reuters

The US government has temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed last week on China’s Huawei, a move aimed at minimising disruption for its customer(...)

Photograph:  Fred Dufour/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump plans in coming days to sign an executive order that would prohibit American companies from using gear made by foreign telec(...)

Hibernia Reit added 1.3 per cent to €1.26. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European shares rose on Monday, with the market taking its lead from a strong showing across Asia, though volumes remained thin as US markets were clo(...)

Eventual tariffs on autos could hit companies including Korea’s Hyundai Motor, Japan’s Toyota and Germany’s BMW, as well as global factories for US brands General Motors, Ford Motor, and Fiat Chrysler

Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva next week to discuss how to respond to threats by US president Donald Tr(...)

Ryanair gained almost 2 per cent to close at €14.41 by the end of the session, despite facing further industrial action from its staff.

An easing of the fears over US tariffs and some solid company results helped lift European stocks to fresh highs. But US markets were dragged down e(...)

It is nearly impossible to know what’s really going on up in space

There is a seemingly minor administrative change in the new American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act. Passed unanimously by the US House of Represe(...)

The Trump administration has given permanent metals tariff exemptions to several countries including Australia and Argentina. Photograph: Getty Images

The United States will announce plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium from the European Union as early as Thursday morning, two people briefe(...)

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