H&M plans to roll out in 8 to 10 online markets in 2015 after starting up sites in Spain, Italy and China this autumn

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, said sales in June had gotten off to a good start after reporting second-quarter pr(...)

German airline Lufthansa slid the most since September 2001 after lowering operating-profit estimates for this year and next. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European stocks fell from a six-year high as companies including Deutsche Lufthansa and Vallourec cut their profit forecasts. German airline Luftha(...)

H&M said sales rose 19 per cent in May, its fastest growth in six months. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The world’s two top fashion retailers, Zara owner Inditex and Hennes & Mauritz, reported strong sales growth today, benefiting from a recovery (...)

Kristen Henderson, a fashion blogger, wears a Zara outfit. Clothes from Zara are an increasingly common sight on fashion industry tastemakers in their daily routine. photograph: yana paskova/the new york times

When they are not tending clients or updating inventory at the Albright Fashion Library, a supplier of fresh-from-the-runway-looks to stylists, social(...)

H&M says operating profit rose 8.7% to 3.4 billion Swedish kronor, although the increase would have been 14% without the cost of long-term investments. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hennes and Mauritz (H&M), Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, says the cost of investing in online expansion weighed on first-quarte(...)

Pedestrians pass advertisements on construction hoardings outside a Massimo Dutti store, operated by Inditex, in London. Despite reporting a slowdown in growth, the  Spanish retail giant  is still outpacing Swedish rival H&M. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Inditex, the Spanish owner of the Zara clothing chain, reported its slowest profit growth in five years, as global currency fluctuations weighe(...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

Aer Lingus fell almost 1 per cent to €1.43 on the  Dublin stock exchange yesterday, while Ryanair fell back 0.52 per cent to €6.84.

National benchmark indexes fell in every western European market except for Greece and Iceland as investors weighed data that showed a manufacturing c(...)

The building on the corner of Grafton Street and Lemon Street, Dublin, which was formerly occupied by A|wear. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the best retail pitches on Dublin’s Grafton Street goes on the letting market today when a top international trader is sought for the former A|(...)

Primark, which operates as Penney’s in Ireland, saw sales in the first eight weeks of the period held back by warm weather, but reported ‘excellent’ Christmas trade. Photograph: Bob Collier/Bloomberg News

Associated British Foods said sales at its Primark discount fashion chain were strong over Christmas after being dampened by unseasonably warm autumn (...)