There has been a surge in demand for Lego products in the run-up to Christmas.

Some children may not get their Christmas wishes fulfilled this year as Lego’s factories, although running at full speed, may not be able to make enou(...)

Lego, the Danish toymaker, said first-half sales rose 23 per cent, helped by growth in Asia. Revenue increased to 14.1 billion kroner (€1.88 billion).(...)

The boardgame Monopoly being manufactured at the Hasbro Ireland plant, at Waterford. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish business of games giant Hasbro has reported increased profits for 2014 despite a substantial fall in sales. The US firm’s Waterford manufac(...)

Traditional toys have fallen out of favour as demand for toys based on movie franchises such as ‘Jurassic Park’ have grown. Photograph:  Universal Studios Handout/Reuters

US toymaker Hasbro reported a lower-than-expected decline in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its Jurassic World- and Star Wars-themed t(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Investors in European equities shrugged off concerns over Greece as stimulus measures from China lifted sentiment.China’s central bank decided to cut(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; Sanmina. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Feb); US Chicago Fed national activity index (...)

Aer Lingus fell by as much as 10 per cent in Dublin in the afternoon, before coming back to close around 4.4 per cent down to €2.12 when the market closed

A drop in banks led European stocks lower, with concern growing over the political situation in Greece. Greece’s ASE Index lost 4.8 per cent as Natio(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)

Hasbro is said to be in talks to acquire the DreamWorks Animation film studio. Hasbro also has lent its products to films including “Transformers: Age of Extinction” the top-grossing film worldwide this year.

Hasbro is in talks to acquire the DreamWorks Animation film studio, potentially marking a big step into entertainment by the toymaker. DreamWorks A(...)

An Elsa doll from Disney’s hit movie Frozen is expected to be one of the big sellers in Ireland this Christmas.

Irish families will spend up to €1,463 this Christmas, with the average family spending €620 on gifts alone, according to research by Aviva Home In(...)