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The British government should have realised Carillion was in trouble before handing out £2bn worth of public service contracts, said Labour’s Jon Trickett.    Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s emergency Cobra committee met on Monday night in an effort to keep public services going following the collapse of Carillion,(...)

Carillion shares were suspended from trading on Monday.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index (...)

Cranes stand on a Carillion construction site in central London. The British construction and services company collapsed on Monday when its lenders refused to provide any further financial support.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

British construction and services company Carillion collapsed on Monday when its lenders refused to provide any further financial support. The comp(...)

 Carillion workers on  a construction site in London: UK ministers are said to have met over the possible demise of Carillion. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The fate of Carillion, one of Britain’s largest construction companies, is likely to become clear on Monday following a crunch meeting with UK governm(...)

Strong results for JPMorgan lifted financial stocks in the US on Friday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The UK’s top share index held on to record highs on the last day of the trading week. In Dublin the Iseq overall index edged up 0.58 per cent. Meanw(...)

The group is one of the companies building the HS2 London to Birmingham rail line and employs more than 40,000 people worldwide

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is investigating the outsourcing and construction group Carillion over financial statements it issued in the run-(...)

Iseq bucks trend to finish higher

European shares struggled in the final trading session of the week, as Thursday’s bounce proved to have little staying power. The Stoxx Europe 600 Ind(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record levels on Friday, the last day of the third quarter, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European stocks, propelled by a weaker euro, recorded their biggest monthly gains this year on Friday, but Volkswagen shares sank on further provision(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Losses in consumer stocks cut gains for Wall Street’s main indices. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s tax plans boosted stocks on Wednesday, while strong showings from several index heavyweights helped the Irish market outpe(...)

 Timothy Bell, Dr Liam Fox MP and guest attend a Bell Pottinger Summer Party Photograph: Getty

Many years ago, when he was at the height of his public relations prowess, it was said of Tim Bell that, “he was so charming dogs would cross the stre(...)

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