Sainsbury’s advanced 1.3 per cent in London yesterday while Rio Tinto and Glencore lost more than 2.9 per cent. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

European shares fell further below last week’s three-month high yesterday, as a slump in French utility EDF and weaker banking stocks, as well as wor(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The proposed deal would lead to a full break up of Home Retai, as the company agreed to sell Homebase to Wesfarmers for £340 million in January, simplifying Sainsbury’s effort to gain control of Argos. (Photograph: PA Wire)

J Sainsbury has agreed to buy Argos owner Home Retail Group for about £1.3 billion, combining two of the UK’s biggest retailers in an effort to fight(...)

Home Retail has confirmed the group is to sell Homebase to Wesfarmers

Australia’s home-improvement leader is coming Europe after Wesfarmers agreed to buy Home Retail Group’s Homebase chain for £340 million. Bunnings, w(...)

Uber does not pay VAT on driver commissions charged here “as these services are rendered out of the Netherlands”. Photograph: Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/Bloomberg

Ahead of today’s opening of a new call centre in Limerick by online transport company Uber, the Sunday Times reports calls by Fianna Fáil for governme(...)

 Supermarket Sainsbury’s has confirmed it made an approach for Argos owner Home Retail Group, which has been rejected. Sainsbury’s said it is considering its position, adding that there can be no certainty that it will make a formal offer for the business, which also owns DIY chain Homebase. (Photograph: PA Wire)

J Sainsbury is considering making an offer for Home Retail Group in a deal that would combine two of the UK’s largest retailers and add everything fr(...)

CRH, which has been upgraded by Goldman Sachs,  rose 1.05% to €25.93

Global equity markets rallied yesterday as oil prices moved away from multi-year lows, though investors remained mindful of the possibility for more v(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair: airline advanced 1.7 per cent to €11.75. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European and US shares rebounded after several negative days of trading, amid optimism that Greece will reach a deal with its creditors. In Europe, s(...)