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Image of the week: Parisian pink They’re dreaming of a pink Christmas in Paris, where the Galeries Lafayette department store is shaking off stagnant (...)

Mayor of Galway City  Donal Lyons and Minister for Transport Paschal O’Donohoe at Eyre Square, Galway,  as  Coca-Cola Zero Bike scheme rolls out in the city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The first bike rental scheme outside of Dublin has been rolled out in Galway. When the scheme is fully operational in the western capital, there will (...)

Last week, I compared driving a car to investing. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of driving if they mitigate the risk of accidents. So it is with inv(...)

Warren Buffett: last week lost more than $2 billion in two days. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters
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Warren Buffett, we’re told, is having a disastrous time.His Tesco shareholding has cost him dearly in recent months, while last week he lost more than(...)

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, embarked on a plan to cut $3 billion in annual expenses by 2019 after a global slump in sales volume (...)

ESB International  has won a €1.5 million in new energy consultancy projects in Asia.  Pictured at the Asia Trade Forum which took place in Kuala Lumpur last week were (from left) Michael Quigley, business development director, ESB International, Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora, and Paraic McGrath, business development manager, Asia, ESB International

Ireland’s business community in Asia gathered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the eighth Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, an event each y(...)

A sign at the Spanish Arch in Galway city urging people not to feed the swans.

When the British Labour party politician Alan Johnson recently played out his fantasy role as “king for a day” in the Guardian, his plan for a better(...)

Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

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Image of the week: Hard Times Tavern Bitter about the budget? Water charges leaving a nasty taste in your mouth? A drink or several at the Hard(...)

SABMiller is a target for its rival Heineken

Poor summer weather in China hit SABMiller’s lager sales in the second quarter, though higher prices and a jump in soft drink sales helped boost reven(...)