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 (...)

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(...)