A woman touches a virtual reality 3D glasses as she and a man sit in a car before the shareholders’ meeting of the Daimler AG in Berlin, Germany: it fell 2.1 per cent. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP Photo

Sentiment was looking tired in global stock markets at the end of a strong week as investors kept a wary watch on a fresh fall in oil prices and equit(...)

MEATY COMPETITION Who produces the best steaks – Ireland, the US, Spain, Hungary or Australia? The Butcher Grill is putting them all to the test in(...)

A protester farmer holds an EU flag among flakes of eggs boxes sprayed by farmers using a chipper in front of the Ile de France headquarters of the ASP,  in Montreuil, outside Paris, to protest against the falling prices of their products. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Farmers ought to know better than to bite the hand that feeds them.  But a demonstration in the Paris suburb of Montreuil on Tuesday night stood (...)

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(...)