The Charlestown shopping centre is off the M50 at Finglas in north Dublin

A new nine-screen cinema complex and a Leisureplex facility opens for business tomorrow at Charlestown shopping centre off the M50 at Finglas in north(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq slumped by 1.2 per cent as a worsening rout in emerging markets and a plunge in oil sparked a broad selloff in US and European stocks. Conce(...)

A worker carries a pizza for delivery at a Domino’s pizza store in Sydney:   Fast food  companies are making healthy profits and boldly innovating in the unlikely market of Australia. Photograph: REUTERS/David Gray

Fast food may be falling out of favour in many countries around the world but companies are making healthy profits and boldly innovating in the unlike(...)

Customers leave the Westgate shopping mall after it’s reopening. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Kenya’s trendy Westgate shopping mall will reopen on Saturday, nearly two years after gunmen from the Somali militant group al Shabaab massacred at le(...)

 Despite having the   largest population Dublin city has only been ranked sixth in a measure of  fast food outlets based on the size of population. Dublin city has   six McDonald’s branches.

Swords, a relatively prosperous area with a large youth population, ranks as Ireland’s fast food capital, according to a study by the online doctor se(...)

One of the most popular fast food chains in China is the fried chicken restaurant KFC – the stores are ubiquitous and generally packed wherever you go(...)

‘Clothes can have a profound effect, not only on how you see yourself but on how others see you too.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Clothing is a divisive issue. To some it’s pure function; covering the body and preventing any potential Emperor’s New Clothes scenario. But to oth(...)

Bean there, done that: successful older entrepreneur Peter Cullen founded Aran Candy in 1997 at the age of 50. The company, owner of the Jelly Bean Factory brand, was acquired for €15.5 million in cash earlier this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Think it’s too late in life to start a business? Think again. Given the remarkable success of fresh-faced entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg in rec(...)

Yum Brands said same-store sales in China fell 14 per cent in the third quarter due to a food safety scare involving a former supplier

Yum! Brands, owner of the KFC and Taco Bell fast-food chains, cut its forecast for profit this year as its China division faces a backlash from anothe(...)

  Protesters demanding higher wages and unionisation for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square, New York,  on September 4th. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The “Fight For 15” campaign is such a part of Danielle Wilson’s life that her four-year-old son David knows the demonstrators’ chants off by heart. Wh(...)