New data indicating strength in the US economy helped major US, European and pan-world stock indexes to pare losses. Photograph: Reuters

Global equity markets tumbled again yesterday as investors continued to worry about world growth and on fears that Europe’s debt crisis was waking up (...)

An office worker watching the FTSE 100, which slumped by another 2 per cent today as fears over the global economy triggered another bleak session for volatile stock markets. Photograph:  PA Wire

US stocks recovered from early losses as St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said policy makers should consider delaying the end of(...)

Kasandra O’Connell, head of the IFI Irish Film Archive: “We will go through every single can [of film containing advertisements made for Irish screens from the 1960s to the 1980s] and make an assessment.”

More than 2,000 damp and mould-infested advertisements made for Irish screens from the 1960s to the 1980s are set to be restored following the Irish F(...)

Coffee beans: some 70 per cent of respondents to a survey across all professions admitted that their working ability would be affected without a daily dose of coffee.   Photograph: Reuters

Journalists and people who work in the media drink more coffee than any other professional group, according to a recent UK-based survey of 10,000 peop(...)

Keith Banks (Nestlé Ireland), Ireland AM’s Anna Daly and Joe Shannon at the Ireland Am Studio in Tv3 Studios Dublin announcing Nestle Carnation as the new sponsor of TV3’s Ireland AM cookery segments

Over at TV3 they’re no slouches when it comes to reeling in the sponsors for the station’s busy and bright Ireland AM breakfast show.Nestlé Carnation (...)

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address con(...)

The share buyback follows Nestlé’s sale of an 8 per cent stake in French cosmetics company L’Oréal earlier this year. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/EPA

Nestlé is to carry out an eight billion Swiss franc (€6.6 billion) share buyback and revealed stronger sales growth in emerging markets in contrast to(...)

Premium ice creams contain up to 15 per cent fat, which is well-dispersed so you feel lubrication but not chunks. Photograph: Thinkstock

Toasted Irish oats, lemon curd, sea salt, Kieran’s cookies, Dingle gin and Kerry cream vanilla: these are just some of the mouth-watering ice-cream(...)

Zurich-listed  Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, dropped 1.5 per cent to 66.55 Swiss francs for a sixth day of losses. Photograph: EPA/Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

European equities declined for a fourth day as the region’s two largest stocks retreated, the Zurich-listed food giant Nestlé and pharmaceutical co(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)