Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen

Door left open by Fed for September rate hike

19.11 The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has left the door open for a possible interest rate hike when its policy makers hold their next meeting in September.

Mary Harney and John Gormley are appearing before the banking inquiry today

Harney admits governments made mistakes

18.13 Former cabinet minister Mary Harney has told the banking inquiry that previous governments she was involved with made mistakes, which she certainly regretted.

Aer Lingus' long haul revenue grew significantly in the quarter - but costs also rose

Aer Lingus sees revenues grow but profit fall

07.42 Aer Lingus saw its revenue grow by 7.1% in the three months to the end of June, following significant growth in its long-haul services, however profits fell slightly during the period on higher costs.

Barclays is currently searching for a new CEO after the sacking of Antony Jenkins

Barclays' profit grows 43% on cost-cutting

08.08 Barclays increased net profits by 43% in the first half as cost-cutting and higher revenue offset provisions for settling a series of scandals, the troubled British bank has announced.

LG has tried to broaden its product range in recent years - including a number of smartwatches

LG's profits collapse on sluggish sales

08.34 South Korea's LG Electronics has reported a 45% drop in its second-quarter net profit owing to sluggish smartphone sales and unfavourable currency rates.