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A handout image released by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship  shows an asylum seeker arriving on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: EPA/Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

An asylum seeker was killed and scores were injured when a violent protest ended with a breakout from an immigration detention camp run by Aust(...)

G4S has a more than 60 per cent market share of the cash-in-transit business in the Republic and the collapse of the company could see major disruption to the movement of money. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Agreed pay cuts and the fact that key customers have signed new, long-term contracts mean that Ireland’s largest cash-in- transit company has been abl(...)

AIB Group Headquarters in Ballsbridge:  AIB shares rose by 9.3 per cent to 15.3 cent to give the company a market valuation just shy of €80 billion. The share price has almost trebled in the past three months as retail investors see it as a decent punt on the recovery of the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks gained for an eighth day as companies from Royal Philips to Akzo Nobel reported profit that beat estimates and investors speculated th(...)

A G4S security van is parked outside a bank in  England yesterday. REUTERS/Darren Staples

G4S, the world’s largest security services firm, raised £348 million (€405m) through a share sale, with more to come from asset disposals, as its new (...)

Irish retail sales figures for July will be released on Thursday. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA
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MONDAYResults: Genesco.Meetings: The Art of the Start entrepreneur seminar (UCD Charles Institute, Dublin 4).Indicators: UK nationwide housing prices (...)

A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the market opened yesterday. Global stocks  rose sharply  after Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke suggested  the US central bank may not yet  wind down its stimulus policy. Photograph:  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

European stocks advanced to a one-month high after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the US economy would continue to need stimulus measures.(...)

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD in January at Government Buildings, Dublin. The investment has been made via his charitable fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

When a company is in trouble, savvy directors regularly scour the share register for signs of stake-building by potential predators, or for evidence t(...)

Markets in Ireland, Britain and Greece reopened yesterday following the bank holiday. Major indexes in Germany and the United States hit highs (...)

A forensic police officer involved in gathering  evidence at the crime scene where two men escaped from a prison van that came under attack on Regent Road in Salford in the UK. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

British police have launched a major manhunt for two men who went on the run after being sprung from a prison van this morning. Ryan Mac(...)

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