Argos owner Home Retail  recommended a £1.4 billion cash and shares bid from Sainsbury’s last month.Photograph: Reuters

Argos owner Home Retail, which agreed last month to be taken over by British supermarket Sainsbury’s, said yesterday it did not expect to hear what th(...)

IKEA concept needs to change more fundamentally if it is to satisfy growing number of customers requesting IKEA stores

In two medieval Dutch cities, Ikea’s most senior executives are finalising the biggest overhaul at the Swedish-born furniture empire in over 30 years.(...)

Ryanair: airline closed down nearly 1 per cent to €13.30 as the stock continued to be affected by lower oil prices. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European stocks fell for the fourth time in six days on Thursday led by declines in banks and carmakers. Already the worst performers among industry (...)

Fyffes climbed 7.9% to €1.50  on Friday as the fruit distributor announced it had moved into the North American mushroom market with the acquisition of Highline Produce.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European equities began the second quarter of 2016 with a slump, as weak oil prices weighed on the shares of major energy companies. This sent stocks(...)

 Sainsbury’s said on Friday its £1.4 billion (€1.7 billion) offer for Argos-owner Home Retail Group had been recommended by the board of the catalogue retailer.

British supermarket group Sainsbury’s said on Friday its £1.4 billion (€1.7 billion) offer for Argos-owner Home Retail Group had been recommended by t(...)

Insulation-maker Kingspan was among the rises, adding 1.5 per cent to €22.65

European stocks were little changed at the close of the markets, after swinging from gains to losses amid a sell-off in the energy and commodity sect(...)

Glanbia lost 1.2 per cent at €18 in line with several industry rivals as major London food conference got under way.

Volatility across global financial markets is at a two-month low as signs that central banks will keep borrowing costs lower for longer settled invest(...)

Ryanair closing up nearly 3 per cent at €13.60, which was roughly in line with its European rivals. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

World equity markets capped a fifth week of gains yesterday, their best run in more than two years, as a 2016 high for oil, the dollar’s recent decli(...)

J Sainsbury reported a surprise increase in fourth-quarter sales on Tuesday as it ponders whether to boost its bid for Argos owner Home Retail Group.(Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

J Sainsbury reported a surprise increase in fourth-quarter sales as it ponders whether to boost its bid for Argos owner Home Retail Group. Same-store(...)

Wall Street reversed course and slipped sharply into the red in volatile trading on Thursday . By early evening, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 107.41 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 16,892.95, the S&P 500 was down 10.84 points, or 0.54 per cent, at 1,978.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 31.36 points, or 0.67 per cent, at 4,643.02.

The euro see-sawed on Thursday as major new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank were offset by a signal from ECB chief Mario Draghi that it(...)