Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

Digicel founder Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish have really made their mark on the Caribbean telecommunications scene, and not just in Denis O’Brien’s Digicel.Niall Sheehy, a UCC graduate (...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said quantitative easing will continue until there’s sustained improvement in inflation. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Iseq in Dublin advanced by 1 per cent yesterday while UK stocks climbed to a 2008 high. The FTSE 100 in London added 0.3 per cent, as did the bro(...)

Traders work at the post that trades FedEx on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares hit a 14-year high on Wednesday before a meeting at which the European Central Bank is expected to affirm its loose policy stance, a(...)

 Peter Scott , managing director of Carphone Warehouse Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Peter Scott likes a challenge. The managing director of Carphone Warehouse Ireland could have spent his entire career at Marks & Spencer, such was(...)

Dixons Carphone, the electrical goods and mobile phone retailer, raised its guidance for 2014-15 profit after a strong ChristmasPhoto: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dixons Carphone, the electrical goods and mobile phone retailer, raised its guidance for 2014-15 profit after a strong Christmas, it said on Wednesday(...)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the volume of goods bought at British stores last month jumped by 6.4 per cent from November 2013

British retail sales surged at their fastest annual rate in more than a decade last month, as US-style “Black Friday” discounts drove record sales gro(...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

Carphone Warehouse merged with Dixons, the owner of PC World and Currys, earlier this year, and first half results would suggest that the tie-up is working. (Photograph: PA Wire)

Dixons Carphone, the electricals and telecommunications retailer, posted a 30 per cent rise in first half profit on the back of market share gains and(...)

“Electronics is becoming more like the fashion industry. It must be fresher, cleaner, more aesthetic.” Blaine Callard, CEO of Harvey Norman in Ireland, at the retailer’s store at Airside Retail Park.Photograph: Alan Betson

In a corner of Harvey Norman’s Dublin head office, there is a bottle of champagne the size of a fire extinguisher. It lies in a glass case bearing an (...)