Created in China, how China is becoming a global innovator by Georges Haouer and Max Von Zedtwitz

With concern rising about the economic health of China, this interesting and well researched look at how the global superpower is transforming itself (...)

  Grzegorz Schetyna: Elected as new Civic Platform leader with 91 per cent of the vote.  Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Three months after losing power, the new leader of Poland’s opposition Civic Platform has vowed to take on the “embarrassing” national conservative go(...)

T-commerce and shoppable content will revolutionise the e-commerce industry, according to ChannelSight co-founder Niall O’Gorman (left). photograph: david cantwell

T-commerce could be the new e-commerce. What is T-commerce, you ask? Well, it’s trading via a smart TV or tablet. That’s not to say e-commerce is dead(...)

Designer Carlo Ratti’s concept shop at Milan Expo

Imagine walking into your local giant supermarket and being greeted by a smiling hologram waiting to take you to all points of interest in the shop(...)

Shoppers interested in using the service will need to install a Carrefour mobile software app on their smartphones and opt in.

Philips has struck its first deal to sell lights with built-in technology that can track shoppers as they move through a grocery store, beaming pop-up(...)

MasterCard “is working with the European Commission on the issue as part of an ongoing constructive dialogue”, the company said.

MasterCard is poised to receive an antitrust complaint from European Union regulators probing card payment fees, according to sources.Regulators may s(...)

Hopes of more easy money from top central banks pushed Japan’s Nikkei index past 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years

World equity markets tested record highs as hopes of more easy money from top central banks pushed Japan’s Nikkei index past 20,000 points for the fi(...)

First-quarter group sales reached €21 billion, an underlying 3.2 per cent rise, Carrefour said. Photograph: Rich Press/Bloomberg

French retailer Carrefour posted higher-than-expected first-quarter sales on Friday, driven by growth in Latin America and an improvement at its domes(...)

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(...)

Tax-free salaries are one of the biggest incentives for Irish people to work in the Gulf region. In most states, if you earn €100,000 you keep €100,000, compared to just €58,869 after tax as a single person in Ireland.

The good news is that if you move to Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates or Oman, you won’t pay any taxes on your income. Yes, you read that corre(...)