The stock exchange building in Oslo, Norway. Photograph: iStock

European stock market operator Euronext said it had won clearance from Norway’s ministry of finance to buy up to 100 per cent of Oslo Børs, pushing Eu(...)

As the algorithms come to know us so well, every process request and application  will be determined by the algorithm, not by the human. Photograph: iStock

Studying philosophy may be about to pay off. Unlike the more utilitarian subjects like law or engineering, the conceptual world of Kant, Mill, or even(...)

China’s new plan to slash import taxes on a wide range of consumer goods promises to boost the prospects of multinationals in the Chinese market, with(...)

A warning about the level of infant mortality among illegitimate children in Northern Ireland was sounded in 1945. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A warning about the level of infant mortality among illegitimate children in Northern Ireland was sounded in 1945. The warning on the Church of (...)

China’s President Xi Jinping: wants to rationalise state-owned enterprises. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Wire

One of the central planks of reform in president Xi Jinping’s China has always been bringing about more rationalisation of the State Owned Enterprises(...)

A man sits near a cargo area at a port in Tokyo. Japan’s exports rose 0.6 per cent in September from a year earlier, much slower than the prior month’s gains, reflecting a slowdown in top trading partner China,

Japan’s annual export growth slowed to a crawl in September as slumping sales in China shrank the volume of shipments, raising fears that weak oversea(...)

A labourer cuts steel bars at a railway bridge construction site in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. The government has pledged to make state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more subject to market forces

China will work to reform its hugely inefficient public sector, making state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more subject to market forces and restructuring(...)

The People’s Bank of China in Beijing:  the bank,  the ministry of housing and urban-rural development and the ministry of finance have lowered the downpayment required on a second apartment  to 20 per cent. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

As investors slowly start to count the cost of the recent collapse in the Chinese stock markets and begin to seek other options, the sell-off could dr(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: “The superhuman effort to honour the brave people of Greece, and the famous oxi (no) that they granted to democrats the world over, is just beginning.” Photograph: Getty Images/AFP

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has stepped down, saying in a statement on his blog that some of the negotiating partners had sought his “abse(...)

Journalists follow outgoing Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis as he leaves his home in Athens on Monday. Photograph: EPA.

Greece’s chief negotiator in aid talks with international creditors, Euclid Tsakalotos, has replaced Yanis Varoufakis as the country’s finance ministe(...)

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