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German sportswear maker Adidas raised its sales and earnings outlook for this year, giving a boost to incoming chief executive Kasper Rorsted before h(...)

Adidas: The German shoe and sportswear company has been hard at work pumping money behind a very particular problem: it’s not as cool as it used to be. Photograph:  Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

Is Adidas cool? As a recent convert to the brand, I have a vested interest. But because I’m not a teenager, my conscious thinking process when picking(...)

Military details are everywhere: the Agi & Sam show during the London Collections Men recently. Photograph: Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images

In Ireland the shift from a conservative to a more liberal political, social and cultural outlook has been a long time coming, and one very small con(...)

Kasper Rorsted has joined German sportswear firm Adidas as its new chief executive after the 53-year-old Dane succeeded in cutting costs and boosting profits during an eight-year reign at the consumer goods group Henkel. (Photograph: Simon Newman/Reuters)

For all the buzz in recent months surrounding Kasper Rorsted’s next move, his switch of top jobs from Dial soap-maker Henkel to sneaker-outfitter Adi(...)

Paddy Power climbed 1.6% to €119.90, still riding high on last Friday’s news that its proposed merger with Betfair had received clearance from Irish Competition Authorities

European shares fell yesterday, following Asia lower and led by banks after the European Central Bank said it would quiz euro zone lenders about high (...)

From left, icebreaker, €100 from thegreatoutdoors.ie; tank top from Harvey Nichols, €71; and a top from Bershka, €14.99

At last year’s Women’s Innovation Summit, the chief executive of Nike made an announcement. He said, “Leggings are the new denim.” Well he would, w(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi speaks to the audience after receiving the Ballon d’Or from acting Fifa president Issa Hayatou during the Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Even Fifa gets it right sometimes. In front of the usual Zurich crowd of power brokers, buffet-lurkers, desiccated legends and appallingly-tuxedoed s(...)

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief was indicted for involvement in allegedly improper multimillion-euro payment to tycoon Bernard Tapie.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger will have a broad smile on his face this morning as he savours the form of the nonpareil Mesut Özil. If Özil stays fit, (...)

European shares fell on Monday in their first day of trade since the Christmas break.

European shares fell on Monday in their first day of trade since the Christmas break, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices putting pressure on ene(...)

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Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer plans to stay until the end of his contract in March 2017 even though the board is looking for a successor, sayi(...)