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

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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 (...)

A floor of the famous La Samaritaine store in Paris.

A Paris appeal court dealt a fresh blow on Monday to the long-delayed €470 million ($559 million) makeover of Paris department store La Samaritaine,(...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

The Bulgari store by the Spanish Steps in Rome. Last year, the company’s Irish unit was investigated by Italian authorities. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Apple and Google are names regularly cited when it comes to using Ireland for aggressive tax planning, but the practice is open to a much wider range (...)