Prada’s net profit for the first half of this year  came in at €244.8 million  before interest and tax of €373 million, lower than analysts’ expectations. Photograph: EPA/Daniel dal Zennaro
Prada profits dip by 20%

(...) exchange rates to €1.75 billion for the six months. – Copyright The Financial Times Ltd 2014(...)

National benchmark indexes rose in 16 of the 18 western European markets, with Germany’s Dax jumping 1.4 per cent and France’s Cac 40 adding 0.8 per cent.

Markets reacted well to the Fed’s Wednesday indication that US interest rates would probably be(...)

The London Eye is seen near the Houses of Parliament at dawn in central London. Merlin Entertainments, whose attractions also include the Madame Tussauds waxworks and Legoland theme parks, said ike-for-like revenue growth rose to 6.7 per cent

(...)-currency basis.At actual exchange rates, total growth was 3.8 per cent due to the strength of sterling against(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen during her monthly news conference yesterday in Washington, DC. US stocks advanced yesterday, sending the S&P 500 Index above a record closing level, after the Fed pledged to keep borrowing costs low for a “considerable time” after its asset-purchase programme ends. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

(...) exchange rates, less than the 6 per cent growth projected by analysts. Swatch Group lost 2.1 per cent to(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington in July. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

(...) maintain a pledge on low rates later in the day and by a report China’s central bank will provide the(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and  First Minister Peter Robinson.  One of the reasons relations between the two are so bad is because of Sinn Féin opposition to welfare reform. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

(...).“That would leave Northern Ireland surrounded by countries with lower corporation tax rates which could cause(...)

The report warns that Ireland needs to concentrate on increasing business with emerging markets if firms are to fully exploit export opportunities. Notwithstanding this warning, it predicts double digit export growth in trade with China, Vietnam and Malaysia by 2030

(...) access to trade finance, impact of exchange rates and regulation.

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(...), Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain – fell into deep depressions, with extremely high rates of unemployment(...)

 Nick Corcoran (left) and Nigel McDermott of Cardinal Capital in Residence on Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

(...) small money market and foreign-exchange firm. Over the next 14 years NCB became a full service brokerage(...)

“Most investment markets have experienced quite strong positive performance – equity markets, bond markets and property,” says PwC’s Munro O’Dwyer

(...) original investment at risk in exchange for greater potential returns, their “risk tolerance”. Investors(...)