The Nasdaq dipped below 5,000 the day after scaling the milestone level for the first time in 15 years. Photograph: Reuters.

(...) better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank(...)

Income tax receipts in January-February were €183 million stronger than in 2014 and spending in the Department of Social Protection declined by €238 million

(...) figures point to a rise in retail and car sales and a continued increase in number of people working. Just(...)

 Most euro zone bond yields held near record lows on Tuesday as investors waited for details of the European Central Bank’s trillion euro quantitative easing (QE) programme that kicks off later this week. (Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

(...) otherwise light data schedule on Tuesday, a pick up in German retail sales provided further evidence that(...)

(...) retail stores staked 8 per cent more.Sports results have been broadly in line with expectations. That(...)

Derek Douglas, a painter with Dublin City Council, in the  fruit and vegetable market in the city centre which has received approval to be turned into a continental-style food market. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Capel Street and the Four Courts in the north inner city will be refurbished and converted into a retail(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

(...) place was Amancio Ortega, the Spanish co-founder of clothing retail chain Zara, with a net worth of $64(...)

Lotto machine: politicians are poised to ask PLI officials about the functioning of new ticket terminals supplied by Greek gaming giant Intralot.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) first time in its 28-year history after ticket terminals across its retail network crashed for several(...)

(...) abroad, notably in the UK via retail investments and also through offerings to retail customers, with one(...)

The number of new homes on which building work began in 2014 rose by 1,498 to 6,524  in 2013

Pent-up demand and increased confidence combined to boost the number of new houses built in 2014, although the rate of growth slowed sharply in the se(...)

“Overall, retail sales have turned a corner and are back on a growth path, although off a very low base”

(...) the crash of 2008 and that the retail sales volume index is now back to where it was in 2005, with the(...)