Northrop Grumman’s office in Reston, Virginia: the all-cash deal comes as North Korea tests missiles and nuclear weapons, heightening tensions with the US and its allies. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

US defence contractor Northrop Grumman said on Monday it would buy Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion, getting access to lucrative government contract(...)

Permanent TSB, whose share prices has been in the doldrums in recent weeks, ended the day down 2.6%  at €1.85. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European shares fell back on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions sent all major benchmarks into negative territory, accompanied by a slight uptick in v(...)

Traders on the floor of the NYSE on Friday. Financial markets were initially spooked by US missile strikes against Syria. Photograph: Bloomberg

The US missile strike on Syria was the dominant factor in the markets yesterday with oil trading near a one-month high while the dollar rose as invest(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump: tweet affected Lockheed Martin’s share price. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Europe retreated from an 11-month high on Monday with falls in shares such as Swedish biometric technology firm Fingerprint and Swiss drugmaker Lonza(...)

Lockheed Martin declined 3.9 per cent at $249.22 after Donald Trump tweeted that the company’s F-35 programme and costs were “out of control”.

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Monday, fuelled by energy shares, while the Nasdaq was lower, dragged down by technology stocks, a day(...)

The Obama administration has  blocked several big telecoms deals in a bid to protect competition. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US companies have abandoned $370 billion of large deals since President Barack Obama came into power in 2009, after regulators in his administration b(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)

An MQ-1 Predator drone: the lifting of sales restriction is likely to lead to a flood of request for purchases. Photograph: Lt Col Leslie Pratt

The United States government has agreed to sell to more allies armed unmanned aircraft or drones, controversially used in the wars in Iraq and Afghan(...)

Taro Aso, Japan’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, speaks during a news conference announcing the governments planned military spending. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government approved a record €35.6 billion military budget on Wednesday, with outlays rising for a third year (...)

Debris from SpaceShipTwo lies on the road in Mojave, California. The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed  during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Investigators looking into what caused the crash of a Virgin Galactic prototype spacecraft that killed one of two test pilots said an 8km path of debr(...)

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