A weaker euro as well as booming demand for champagne and cognac helped the French drinks industry. Photograph: Getty Images

French wine and spirits exporters toasted a record value of overseas sales last year – thanks to a weaker euro, as well as booming demand for champagn(...)

Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

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The Remy Martin cognac division, which accounts for 80 per cent of group profit, saw its operating profit fall 5.8 per cent like-for-like to €85.9 million

French spirits group Remy Cointreau posted a 7.3 per cent fall in first-half like-for-like operating profit on Thursday, blaming soft demand for its p(...)

Applegreen shares rose 3.9 per cent

European investors edged back into safer assets yesterday as a shootout between French police and militants suspected of involvement in the Paris att(...)

continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its first quarter

Irish Distillers owner Pernod Ricard said continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its(...)

Louis Vuitton store in Marina Bay, Singapore

The Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris is a very grand 19th century building with an imposing glass and marble entrance located beside the city’s (...)

European shares fell on Tuesday following disappointing Chinese import data, dragged down by auto and mining stocks, though SABMiller soared after accepting a takeover proposal from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.

European shares fell on Tuesday following disappointing Chinese import data, dragged down by auto and mining stocks, though SABMiller soared after acc(...)

Patrick Shelley of  Origin Spirits. Its first product, Kalak Vodka, is being launched this month.
New innovators: Kalak Vodka

Patrick Shelley is no stranger to prestige brands, having worked for luxury goods group, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) for 15 years across six ma(...)

A necklace from a 2005 Bulgari  diamond collection: About €326 million of Bulgari Ireland’s sales are derived from third parties such as franchisees; €580 million comes from inter-company transactions.  Photograph: Graziella Vigo/Bloomberg

Bulgari, the Italian jewellery and luxury goods group whose gems were once favoured by Elizabeth Taylor, recorded a one-third jump in the sales of a(...)