Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

Investors turn away from airlines on the back of concern over oil prices arising from the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined yesterday, after posting a ninth weekly gain in 10, as investors watched developments in Iraq and as euro-zone manufacturing(...)

Tesco Express on Kimmage Road Lower in Dublin. The supermarket giant this morning said that its performance in Ireland is “improving”, after a continued decline in its market share. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

UK supermarket giant Tesco said this morning that its performance in the Irish market is “starting to improve”, although the market remains “ inten(...)

Lady Neville-Rolfe: “Some villages will end up without retail.”

Lucy Neville-Rolfe remembers when her then young children caused chaos running around 10 Downing Street during John Major’s years when she came in one(...)

ASOS shares have more than doubled in the last year, helped by the fact that there are few listed online retailers for investors looking for exposure to booming e-commerce. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European retailers are flocking to list in 2014 but traditional high-street chains are notable by their absence, replaced instead by the online(...)

 Exxon Mobil’s biggest international exploration opportunity may be imperilled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian foray, as US-based companies could face restrictions on doing business in Russia. Photograph: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin

The market in Dublin treaded water yesterday as European stocks were little changed generally, after rallying on (...)

Ryanair climbed 1.8 per cent to €6.28 as shareholders responded warmly to its indication that it will launch new Irish routes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

European stocks spent most of the day in decline, but a rally in the final half hour of trading helped erase earlier losses, leaving the Stoxx Europe (...)

Tesco will pay HK$4.33 billion (€412 million) to buy 20 per cent of a venture with the state-run China Resources. The venture will combine Tesco’s unp(...)

Tesco’s former chairman criticises the legacy of the retailer’s previous chief executive. Photograph: Reuters

Tesco’s former chairman, Ian MacLaurin, attacked the legacy of the retailer’s previous chief executive Terry Leahy and told shareholders it could take(...)