IMF review downbeat as world economies remain sluggish
What's the state of the world economy, according to the International Monetary Fund?
What's the state of the world economy, according to the International Monetary Fund?
SABMiller rejected an informal takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev of about £66.4bn (€88bn) that it considered too low.
The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1trn (€1.86trn) in accumulated profits offshore to avoid the US's 35pc corporate tax rate and would pay an estimated $620bn in US taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Jon Gray, global head of real estate at Blackstone Group, said the private equity firm is "bullish" on rental housing in New York and Miami, two cities where high home prices make purchases more difficult, sending tenants to the landlord's apartments and houses.
Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting about the job cuts yesterday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, and had to scale a fence and flee under police protection.
Apple has been named the world's most valuable brand after the release of its smartwatch and iPhone 6S helped push up sales.
Outsourcing, that highly controversial phenomenon of the 21st century, in which otherwise unassailable jobs have been sacrificed on the altar of 'efficiency' and lower costs, continues to make the news in senior management circles.
Richard Branson is the original rockstar billionaire. His show-stopping arrival at the RDS in Dublin on the side of a massive Virgin red truck was if anything mild for a man who was once known for his death-defying hot air ballooning adventures.
The European Central Bank is being sued by more than 200 investors over its role in Greece's debt restructuring, in a case which could pave the way for a raft of legal action from the private sector.
The incoming chairman of Volkswagen (VW) sees the scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the firm's viability, according to a German newspaper.
A reduction in car values on Volkswagen AG models after its emissions scandal is the biggest risk to its bonds tied to auto loans, leases and dealerships worldwide, credit-rating companies said last week.
Investors are on track to pull €485bn out of emerging markets this year, as fears that China is headed for a 'hard landing' have prompted the greatest flight for safety since 1988.
Having established near national coverage and a clear lead on rival Uber in the taxi app wars, Hailo has turned its focus to corporate business.
After a modest quarter for US initial public offerings disrupted by August's soaring market volatility, several companies, including Digicel, First Data and Pure Storage, are on deck to go public in October, signaling that the pace may increase in the final quarter.
Four major hedgefunds and institutional investors have disclosed short positions in Aidan Heavey's Tullow Oil, as they bet that the Africa focussed oil company's share price will fall further.
US employers likely added jobs at a brisk pace in September, a sign that the labor market is near full strength and could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at one of its two remaining meetings this year.
A sharp increase in new orders from abroad helped drive growth in Ireland's manufacturing sector last month.
An early advance in European stocks proved fragile, turning to losses after a report showed US manufacturing deteriorated in September.
Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank again in September as demand softened at home and abroad, fueling fears that the world's second-largest economy may be cooling more rapidly than expected just a few months ago.
The World Trade Organisation has become the latest global agency to cut its forecast for global growth.
Businessman Denis O'Brien's Digicel, which is raising $1.8bn to $2bn on the markets, is to implement new ad-blocking technology in a new shot across the bows of internet companies.
My car is in for the NCT next week. If it fails because it is giving off too many CO2 emissions, I could always remonstrate with the tester about the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
The European Union will ease capital rules it imposed on banks and insurers since the financial crisis to help markets raise more funds for reviving sluggish economic growth.
Ralph Lauren, the man whose name has become synonymous with preppy fashion across the globe, is stepping down from the top job at the clothing empire he founded a half century ago.
Senior Volkswagen executives will examine on Wednesday findings from an internal investigation into its rigging of vehicle emission tests and prepare for an external inquiry, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Yahoo! said it will push ahead with the planned spin-off of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding even though US tax authorities have declined to rule on whether the transaction would be tax free.
Euro zone economic sentiment hit a new 4-year high in September, European Commission data showed on Tuesday, mainly thanks to more optimism in industry, and the retail and services sectors.
The British arm of German discount supermarket Aldi will launch an online operation next year, marking its first foray into e-commerce in Europe and giving the UK's major grocers yet another headache to contend with in a brutally competitive market.
Royal Dutch Shell will halt exploration in the US Arctic after $7bn (€6.25bn) of spending ended with a well off Alaska that failed to find any meaningful quantities of oil or natural gas.
Metals firm Alcoa Inc said it would split into two publicly traded entities, acknowledging that its legacy aluminum operations and higher-value and automotive businesses were diverging and no longer compatible.
An American hedge fund billionaire bought the home of a former boss who passed him over for promotion - then tore it down and built a mansion twice as big on the exact spot.
The European Union plans to make it easier for small firms to list on the stock exchange, under new measures that will be released on Wednesday as part of its Capital Markets Union (CMU) programme, the Irish Independent has learned.
If, like me, you get befuddled by the plot complexities of 'New Tricks' and 'Foyle's War' you would be wise to approach an understanding of the European drugs distribution sector with some caution.
Denis O'Brien's Digicel is planning to double its revenues as it scales up its presence in the business solutions sector.
The "Japanification" of the euro is all but complete.That's the message from the foreign-exchange market, where - just like the yen - the euro now tends to strengthen when investors need havens.
Russia's benchmark stock gauge, one of the most volatile in the world, may rise 21pc over the next year in dollar terms as valuations already reflect the worst of the country's economic crisis, according to BCS Financial Group.
As the crisis over Volkswagen's emissions fraud scandal continues to deepen this weekend, one of Ireland's top PR gurus has advised the firm to take a leaf out of Machiavelli's book, The Prince.
Switzerland is banning sales of Volkswagen diesel engine cars which could be fitted with ‘cheating’ devices in the wake of the emissions-rigging scandal.
Global stocks fell sharply yesterday as investors continued to fret about the health of the world's economies. European bourses fell despite data that showed better than expected business confidence in Germany.
Before receiving a small loan in Tanzania that started two businesses, Martin Mathews didn't meet bank officials, show his ID or call anyone about his funding needs. His mobile phone stats were all one lender needed to know.
Volkswagen chief executive officer (ceo) Martin Winterkorn vowed to get to the bottom of the scandal shaking the carmaker, and do everything possible to prevent such an incident from happening again, but the German executive's own job may already be hanging in the...
Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs, said he has a "highly curable" form of lymphoma and will undergo chemotherapy over the next several months.
Volkswagen's unfolding emission-test scandal and worries about global growth weighed on investor sentiment in Europe, sending the region's stocks lower.
The scandal engulfing Volkswagen, which has admitted cheating diesel vehicle emissions tests in the United States, spread east on Tuesday as South Korea said it would investigate three of the maker's diesel models.
The AA’s finances hit the brakes in the first half of 2015 as it recorded a pre-tax loss of £63.6m, down from a profit of £10.2m in 2014.
French data privacy regulators took a step towards sanctioning Google by rejecting the company's request to drop a case against it for refusing to clean up information from its search engine results.
The sale of Aer Lingus to British Airways owner IAG was a "sad day", according to Virgin boss...
UPC Ireland’s operations, products and services will be rebranded...
Google's self- driving technology has been limited to cars not made by the tech firm, but now, its...
The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have gone on sale - with queues of Apple fans seen camped outside...
A customer who had camped out all week was the first to cross...
Apple has been forced to remove hundreds of iPhone and iPad apps from its mobile app store...
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Crude oil jumped more than 4pc yesterday after the United States cut output forecasts, while...
SABMiller rejected an informal takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev of about £66.4bn...
The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1trn (€1.86trn) in accumulated...
Jon Gray, global head of real estate at Blackstone Group, said the private equity firm is...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its global growth forecasts predicting a weaker-...
New Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller warned staff...
Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting...
BP Plc will pay more than $20bn in fines to resolve nearly all...
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has voiced concern that new...
Euro zone business activity grew at its weakest pace in four months during September but in one...