Retail Excellence Ireland said the third quarter was the first quarter in seven years to show three consecutive months of sales growth. Menswear and home appliances showed the strongest growth.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s hints over the summer that the budget would be the first in six years to not hit people’s pockets paid dividends for retailers, with (...)

The study  showed that the “hot beverage category”, covering coffee chains and garage forecourt hot drinks sales, rose by close to 8 per cent. Photograph: Getty

Many segments of the retail industry – ladies fashion, footwear and garden centres – bounced back strongly in the second quarter of the year when comp(...)

Netflix continued its downward trend, slipping 1.6 per cent to $358.50.

Stocks rose yesterday as data emerged showing confidence is up in a number of European economies and in the US. Traders (...)

People wait outside an unemployment office in Madrid. The fear of being without work rose in seven of the 12 countries surveyed and was the top concern for 72 per cent of Spanish respondents and 69 per cent of French. Photograph: AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

Europeans are worried more about unemployment than any other social or economic problem, according to a new survey by the GfK market research group(...)