Richard Liu, chairman and chief executive of JD.com, playfully kisses the hand of employee Li Quan, as he borrows his delivery tricycle for some publicity. JD.com has emerged as a Chinese online goliath with a model that echoes that of Amazon. Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/New York Times

Just about every June, on the anniversary of his company’s founding, Richard Liu dons a big motorcycle helmet and red uniform, hops on a three-wheeled(...)

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(...)

A FedEx  cargo plane waits to be loaded. FedEx profits have not met expectations.

FedEx posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as results at its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units missed estimates, and it reiterated an outl(...)

Some of  ASL Aviation’s clients include DHL, Fedex and the French postal service. Photograph: Mannie Garcia/Bloomberg

Irish airlines group ASL Aviation expects its turnover to hit €400 million a year on the back of an acquisition that it has just completed.Dublin-bas(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference a week after the Luxembourg leaks. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Luxembourg’s government was taken by “complete surprise” by the number of files in a report last week detailing hundreds of secret deals that allegedl(...)

 Graeme McDowell  plays his second shot in to the ninth hole during the first round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photoghraph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Patrick Reed hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in Shanghai on the opening day of the WGC-HSBC Champions event. While playing partner Graeme McDo(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

At some point next year, all 2.2 million individual addresses in the Republic will be assigned their own seven-digit post code – to be known as an Eir(...)

Volvo rallied 6.9 per cent for the biggest gain in almost three years

The Iseq slipped 0.6 per cent, helped by falls at Fyffes and C&C related to their respective takeover stories, on an otherwise uneventful day. Eu(...)

 Rory McIlroy sits on the 17th tee as he waits to play his shot during the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Maybe, it would seem, the gerrymandering that goes on with the PGA Tour’s end-of-season playoffs for the FedEx Cup is the right way; at least in te(...)