Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

A woman walks past a logo of McDonald’s in Hong Kong. The world’s biggest restaurant chain, reported a 7.3 per cent fall in quarterly sales as it struggled to recover from a food scandal in China and battled tough competition in the US

McDonald’s reported a smaller-than-expected fall in US and global same-restaurant sales and announced its lowest capital spending budget in more than(...)

Irish TV viewing figures in 2014 were unchanged on 2013

The nation’s fondness for watching television continued unabated in 2014, with figures compiled by Nielsen for industry ratings body Tam Ireland sugge(...)

LinkedIn is hoping that it can attract  blue collar workers like carpenters, electricians, delivery drivers, waiters and joiners.

After a few years out of the workforce to care for his youngest son, Klaus Thorsen spruced up his LinkedIn profile. Not that un­usual, you may thin(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Volatility, it appears, is back. After two years of remarkable calm, investor jitters have returned. It’s not simply that stocks are declining; there (...)

LogoGrab chief executive Luca Boschin and chief technical officer Alessandro Prest: making instant brand image recognition possible

There are already too many digital marketing companies out there providing online brand presence analytics. But how many can boast the ability to meas(...)

 Ian Robertson introduces BMW’s new line of 6 Series cars at the North American International Auto Show  in Detroit. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

BMW has warned that technology companies and advertisers are putting increasing pressure on carmakers to surrender data collected by connected cars, (...)

A vintage ad for Cadbury. Its owner Mondelez’s Irish campaigns had a display value that was 22 per cent higher in 2014 than the previous year, while the overall confectionery category  rose by 15 per cent. Diageo was the second biggest spender, followed by  McDonald’s.

Cadbury owner Mondelez was the biggest out-of-home advertiser in Ireland in 2014, according to the end-of-year Posterwatch report by PML Group.This is(...)

An iPhone is no longer just for phone calls, social media and entertainment - with Apple Pay you can use your phone to make payments too. (Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA)

For years, payments industry insiders have been skeptical of the rise of the mobile wallet, a vision of the future where customers eschew wallets for(...)

The Beijing food regulator had also launched an investigation into reports that workers at a Subway outlet in the city had doctored food labels and used produce beyond its expiry date, a spokeswoman for the fast-food chain said. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

US fast-food chain Subway is investigating media reports in China that workers at an outlet in Beijing doctored food labels and used produce beyond it(...)