A Phones 4U shop in central London with its shutters down as more than 500 of its stores were shut after the retail chain went into administration. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

As administrators race to save stores and jobs at Phones4u, recriminations over the shockingly abrupt demise of the mobile phone retailer are becoming(...)

The prospect of more mergers and acquisitions fuelled a rally among brewers, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, which produced Budweiser beer, was talking to banks about financing a possible $122 billion bid for SABMiller. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed today, after their first weekly slide in more than a month, as disappointing Chinese economic data and concern (...)

Dixons Retail, whose Currys chain sells everything from tablets to vacuum cleaners, agreed to an all-share merger of equals with Carphone Warehouse Group in May.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Carphone Warehouse and European electrical retailer Dixons Retail both posted big jumps in earnings ahead of their planned merger later this year. Ca(...)

Carphone Warehouse  has finalised an agreement with Hutchison Whampoa to offer services using 3’s network. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Carphone Warehouse (CPW) will become the next mobile operator in Ireland. The retailer has finalised an agreement with Hutchison Whampoa to off(...)

Carphone Warehouse and Dixons retail are to merge, it was annoucned today. Photograph: PA Wire

Britain’s Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail have agreed a £3.8 billion all-share merger, creating a powerful pan-European mobile phone and electric(...)

Grafton, which owns the Woodie’s DIY retail chain, yesterday reported a 27 per cent increase in its underlying operating profits to £77.2 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton, the building materials group, is lining up £30 million worth of its Irish property portfolio for sa(...)

Carphone Warehouse has a 35-year lease on 30 Grafton Street, Dublin, from 1993, subject to the usual upwards-only rent reviews. Agent North’s is seeking in the region of €5.5m for the investment in an off-market transaction. photograph: alan betson

Final offers have been sought for the Carphone Warehouse retail building on Dublin’s Grafton Street which is to be sold on behalf of the Irish (...)

Independent News & Media fell back by 1.84 per cent to close at 16 cents. The company confirmed yesterday that Vincent Crowley (above), its chief executive, has agreed with the board to leave the company. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Stocks across Europe rose for a fourth week as several large companies rallied amid a resurgence in mergers-and-acquisi(...)

Dixons is discussing a deal  with Carphone Warehouse that would create a new £3.5 billion force in the electrical retailing sector.

Five years ago, Dixons could have been snapped up for less than £250 million (€303 million). By late 2008 its shares had slithered to an all-ti(...)

Carphone Warehouse, Grafton Street, Dubin. The retailer has confirmed it is in talks with Dixons over a possible merger. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dixons Retail, Europe’s second biggest electricals retailer, and Carphone Warehouse, the continent’s largest independent mobile phone retailer(...)