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(...)

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TODAY Results: Aramark; Domino’s Pizza. Indicators: Japanese current account (Jun); Japanese consumer confidence (Jul). TOMORROW Results: Ladbrokes; (...)

 John Lewis on Oxford Street,  London. Retail analyst Nick Bubb is forecasting an 8 per cent fall in pre-exceptional profits to around £350 million, reflecting a 20 per cent slump in operating profits at Waitrose.

The payouts that give bonuses a good name will be revealed Thursday morning, when the John Lewis Partnership announces its annual results.To the usual(...)

Quindell founder Rob Terry

AIM-listed insurer Quindell’s share price collapse marks another victory for short-selling outfit Gotham City Research – and a reminder how careless i(...)

The company’s stock has risen 10 per cent this year, outperforming the FTSE 100 index but underperforming rivals Standard Life and Aviva. Photograph: PA

British life insurer Prudential posted a double-digit rise in profit from new business in the first nine months of 2014, helped by sales of pension se(...)

Niall FitzGerald was chief executive and chairman of Unilever from 1996 to 2004

Former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald has become the new chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit graduate business school advisory board. (...)

Insurance giant Prudential posted a sharp rise in profits as it shrugged off changes to the UK pension market and boosted sales in the US and Asia. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Prudential, the UK’s biggest insurer by market value, increased profit in the first half as US sales and corporate-pension deals helped offset a slump(...)

Tidjane Thiam, chief executive officer of Prudential. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Britain-based insurer Prudential has delivered a 17 per cent rise in operating profit for 2013, driven by robust sales in Asia and strong earni(...)

Preferred shares of Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest auto-maker, fell 1.6 per cent to €190.60. Photograph: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg

The Dublin exchange rose marginally by 0.08 per cent on a day when most exchanges slipped back as the year heads towards wind-down and investors conti(...)

Prudential shares rose as much as 2.2% after chief executive Tidjane Thiam announced new cash and growth targets in London

Prudential said yesterday it plans to generate £10 billion in cash in the four years through 2017, raising speculation the UK’s largest insurer by mar(...)