Apple, for whom China is a key growth market, fell 3.4 per cent on Wall Street early in the day. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

The Iseq in Dublin closed down 2.7 per cent on a chastening day for European stock markets. Bourses around the continent extended the week’s sell-off (...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

Annie Gribbin is the owner and creative director of Make Up For Ever – a boutique cosmetics shop and make-up academy in Dublin that is celebrating 25 (...)

Barrels of Hennessy 250 maturing in the cellars in Cognac. Photograph: Matthew J Oliver
Roll out the cognac barrels
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  • April 18, 2015, 05:00

Very old cognac you might think should be served in one of those big balloon glasses – and swirled round and round for all it is worth before a dro(...)

A Louis Vuitton store in Singapore. The group’s fashion and leather unit, the bulk of which is made up of Louis Vuitton sales, saw revenue rise only 1 per cent like-for-like, significantly below the 9 per cent rise in the period a year ago

French luxury goods group LVMH has posted a 3 per cent rise in like-for-like first-quarter sales, helped by the weak euro against the dollar and what (...)

A Tag Heuer watch. The company will launch a smartwatch this year in a venture with Intel

Tag Heuer, the French luxury group LVMH’s biggest watch-maker, said it will launch a smartwatch this year using Google’s Android operating system in a(...)

Jim Clerkin attends DuJour Magazine and NYY Steak celebrating Chrissy Teigen with FENDI timepieces and Moet Ice on  in New York City. Photograph:  Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for DuJour

If you are thinking about splashing out on a sparkling surprise, Jim Clerkin is the ideal man to ask for advice.Northern Ireland-born Clerkin knows a (...)

Julianne Moore, who is expected to win the Oscar for Best Actress this weekend for her role in ‘Still Alice’. Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Sky Movies is rolling out the red carpet once more this weekend as the UK and Ireland rights holder to live coverage of the Academy Awards ceremony, b(...)

Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. LVMH soared in Paris trading after renewed demand for its biggest brand led to better-than-expected growth. Photo: Getty Images

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton soared in Paris trading after renewed demand for its biggest brand led to better-than-expected growth at its fashion (...)