Zara-owner Inditex, facing competition from Primark and H&M, has increasd its online sales and opened new stores. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Clothing retailer Inditex reported accelerating revenue growth after an expansion of online sales and new stores helped drive a 5 per cent profit incr(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin. Associated British Foods maintained full year earnings expectations, with growth at its Primark and Penneys discount fashion chains. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Associated British Foods maintained full year earnings expectations, with growth at its Primark and Penneys discount fashion chains and progress at it(...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

A Dublin Dunnes Stores branch. The 1995 strike, which lasted three weeks, cost Dunnes about £50 million

The summer of 1995 is remembered for the sun that came out in early July and stayed until September. It is also remembered for one of the most bitter (...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)

The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)

AB Foods has predicted a decline in operating profit   as the strong performance of its Penneys/Primark fashion chain is offset by its struggling sugar business.  Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Associated British Foods predicted operating profit will decline this year as the strong performance of its Penneys/Primark budget-fashion chain is o(...)

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TODAY Results: Alcoa. Indicators: Irish trade balance (Nov); US labour market conditions index (Dec). Other: Taylor Wimpey trading update. (...)

Want to know how someone goes from selling falafels at festivals to running their own rave-reviewed hipster eaterie? Then pop along to Trinity’s Scien(...)

In London Marks & Spencer lost 3 per cent amid signs that the retailer’s recently overhauled online service has been struggling to cope with Christmas demand

The latest signs of weakness from the Chinese economy spooked investors during a dismal start to the week for European markets.Mining stocks came und(...)