Kasper Rorsted has joined German sportswear firm Adidas as its new chief executive after the 53-year-old Dane succeeded in cutting costs and boosting profits during an eight-year reign at the consumer goods group Henkel. (Photograph: Simon Newman/Reuters)

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: home to a dual degree programme with graduates awarded an MSc in international management from the school and a master’s in international management from CEMS

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Jill Mahoney (Ballymaloe); Caroline Hands (Ballymaloe); Julieann Twomey (Kerry Foods) and Maxine Hyde (Ballymaloe) at the Bord Bia Awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish food companies were recognised at the “Oscars” of the sector yesterday evening, held to underpin growth and competitiveness and elevate the indu(...)

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 China rattled global markets this week by devaluing its currency – the yuan. Photo: Bloomberg

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Chief executive Kasper Rorsted said company expected a ‘difficult’ economy

Henkel, the maker of Loctite glue and Schwarzkopf shampoo, reported first-quarter profit which beat analyst estimates as the strong dollar and a strin(...)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt: “I’m not a dystopian. I’m a utopian, and I believe technology will make us happier and the world a greater place.”  Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

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