The Argos store at Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin. Sales at the bigger Argos chain fell 5 per cent in the eight weeks to end-February, reflecting poor demand for consumer electronic products. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Argos owner Home Retail delivered a weaker-than-expected finish to the year at both its Argos and Homebase chains, although it said cost controls and (...)

The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)

Home Retail said it expected to post full-year profit before tax in line with expectations despite underlying growth at its Argos chain missing forecasts. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Time

Home Retail said it expected to post full-year profit before tax in line with expectations despite underlying growth at its Argos and Homebase chains (...)

Argos said it is   on track to make underlying pretax profit for the 2014-15 year in line with market expectations of £127 million

Home Retail Group plans to shut about 80 Homebase stores by the end of 2018 as the home- improvement chain adjusts to an age of online shopping. Abou(...)

Electrical products such as TVs, video gaming and white goods sold well at Argos, offsetting a decline in tablets and slightly weaker demand for furniture, homeware and jewellery

Sales at Home Retail Group’s Argos household goods chain rose for the ninth quarter in row and gross margins recovered, although the sales increase fe(...)

Homestore and More, which opened its first site in a retail park in Tallaght a decade ago, says it is now planning to expand its footprint over the next two years. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Homestore and More, the home furnishings retailer with 13 outlets across the country, boosted its sales last year by almost 20 per cent, as rising pr(...)

US telco giant AT&T is considering a bid for Eircom. REUTERS/Mike Blake

AT&T eyes Eircom The Sunday Business Post reports US telco giant AT&T may be considering Eircom as a potential low-tax route into Europe. The (...)

Sales at Argos stores open for more than a year rose 4.9 per cent in the 13 weeks to May 31st

Home Retail, Britain’s biggest household goods retailer, said it was on course to meet annual profit forecasts after posting strong quarterly sales g(...)

The group is improving its order retrieval systems and will also trial some Argos stores this year within Homebase outlets. Photograph: Eric Luke

Home Retail Group posted a 27 per cent rise in full-year profit as a digital push at its Argos chain and a revamp at Homebase start to bear fruit.Afte(...)

Deutsche Lufthansa: Europe’s second-largest airline said it will pay a dividend of 45 euro cents a share. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

European stocks fell to a five-week low, after a slump in UK grocery chain Morrison lead retailers lower and concern grew over(...)