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The opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Politics was never far from centre stage at the opening ceremony yesterday of the Winter Olympic games in Beijing. Like most Games, the event is as mu(...)

The S&P 500 was ahead in early afternoon trading after a volatile week. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Friday as carmaker and technology stocks led declines amid the prospect of higher interest rates and concern over the situati(...)

Revolut said it was having issues with Visa ecommerce payments

Revolut customers experienced problems with some online payments on Sunday, as a partial outage of services hit transactions. It was not clear how ma(...)

The main mover on the Iseq was CRH. Shares in the building materials giant jumped on speculation that it is preparing to sell the north American glass building products unit. File photograph: The Irish Times

European stocks jumped 2.5 per cent on Tuesday, boosted by a strong rebound in technology shares as worries somewhat eased over the Omicron coronaviru(...)

Bank of Ireland, which attracted the heavier trading, and AIB (above) both finished in the black

The Omicron variant continued to dominate market sentiment on Thursday, with markets across Europe stepping back while, in the US, early trading point(...)

Wall Street indexes fell as investors fretted over early rate hikes by the Federal Reserve after strong retail earnings. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks nudged up to a record-high close on Wednesday, rising for the sixth straight session, as positive earnings reports helped overshadow w(...)

Amazon will stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the UK from next year. File photograph: PA Wire

Amazon will stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the UK from next year because of the high transaction fees charged by the payment processor, th(...)

Imprint founder and chief executive Daragh Murphy. Photograph: Imprint

Irish-founded branded payment and rewards provider Imprint has raised $38 million (€33.4 million) in a funding round co-led by Stripe. This brings to(...)

The backpacker tax removed the tax-free threshold of AU$18,200 from backpackers who were in Australia on either a 417 or a 462 Working Holiday Visa. Photograph: iStock

Irish tax advisory group Taxback. com and British woman Catherine Addy have won their long-running legal challenge to Australia’s so-called “backpacke(...)

US stocks climbed from intraday lows as traders weighed disappointing earnings and bond-market gyrations sparked by concerns over inflation and monetary tightening. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended flat on Friday as a jump in major financial stocks,driven by surging bond yields, offset weakness in high dividend-yielding s(...)

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