US stocks turned lower on Thursday as the first contraction in the manufacturing sector in nearly a decade and uncertainty about future interest rate cuts overshadowed an initial boost from upbeat retail earnings. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

European shares fell on Thursday as mixed readings of business growth across major economies and uncertainty over the US interest rate outlook made in(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty has proposed a Bill that would prevent banks from selling home loans without the consent of borrowers.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In 1985, falling prices for energy and agricultural produce led to a slump in Kansas and Missouri where these two sectors were key features of the eco(...)

Graffiti depicts the stalled construction site of Anglo Irish Bank’s proposed headquarters in Dublin following the bank’s collapse.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ten years on from the bank crash, we still have something to learn from similar experiences elsewhere, and what has facilitated other banking systems (...)

Former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke have voiced varying degrees of concern about America’s ability to combat another financial meltdown.

Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson all voiced varying degrees of concern about the ability of the United States to combat another financ(...)

Uniper chief executive Klaus Schaefer rings the opening bell at the company’s stock market launch in Frankfurt on Monday. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

European stocks headed for their biggest loss since the aftermath of Brexit amid investor concern that central banks may be less willing to continue (...)

 Swift, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a number of recent cyber incidents” where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its system. (Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Swift, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a (...)

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans.

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Money managers(...)

Gold prices are on the up but may drop to about $955 in the fourth quarter and average around $1,000 over the full year according to estimates. Photograph: Bloomberg.

It’s been a scary start to 2016 for global markets and investors are responding by buying more gold than at any time in the past year. In the past fi(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, has been careful not to be any more specific on the timing of a move as the central bank continues to monitor occasionally erratic economic data. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

The sudden intrusion into the debate on the timing of an interest rate move by Dennis Lockhart has been telling. The president of the Federal Reserve (...)

JPMorgan Chase and Co., which has racked up more than $36 billion in legal bills since the financial crisis, is rolling out a program to identify rogue employees before they go astray. (Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters)

Wall Street traders are already threatened by computers that can do their jobs faster and cheaper. Now the humans of finance have something else to w(...)

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