Alibaba worked with 40 brands including Nike and Adidas last year to remove fake athletic shoes, watches and bags on the company’s largest retail platform Taobao Marketplace

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce operator, rejected claims in a lawsuit by Kering that it facilitates the sale of counterfeit merchandise. Kering (...)

Jamie Cudmore in his eye-catching footwear in the Champions Cup final against Toulon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont lock Jamie Cudmore drew some attention in the build-up to the European Rugby Champions Cup final for his choice of footwear. Laced high above(...)

Bank of Ireland gained 1.35 per cent to close the day at 37.5 cents. Its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said the bank would in future look to grow in the UK through bolt-on acquisitions, though he indicated there were no immediate plans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

European stocks rose yesterday, trimming their worst weekly loss of the year, as the Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent. The market in Dubli(...)

Adidas predicted profit growth for this year that matched analysts’ predictions for the struggling German sportswear maker as it pours money into catching up to larger rival Nike. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Adidas forecast a partial rebound in earnings this year as the struggling German sportswear maker pours money into catching larger rival Nike in Ameri(...)

Iseq climbs 1.1 per cent, with Aer Lingus advancing 2.2 per cent to €2.35. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer/File photo

European markets rose for a second day with the DAX index in Germany reaching a record closing level and the FTSE in London coming close to its recent(...)

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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)

Innovation is high on the agenda of virtually every senior management team. However, the majority of innovation projects are doomed to failure.In this(...)

Gardaí are seeking two men who escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí are looking for two men they say carried out an armed robbery at a bookmakers shop on Sundrive Road on Friday night.Two males, one believed to (...)

When Mandy Aragones watches a movie or television show with her husband, Ricky Walters, she is ready for a running commentary. “Anything we watch, (...)

Shoptalk: Cork

Wedding and Holy Communion seasons are upon us. It will be all white on the big day in Cork, where The Moderne (1800 855 835, themoderne.com), (...)