Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: The company came under some pressure, and was one of the big fallers onISEQ index. Photograph: Irish Times

European stocks declined, snapping a nine-day winning streak, amid mixed earnings reports. Stocks on Wall Street fell, with results from bellwethers I(...)

Cognac is poured into a glass at the Remy Martin distillery in Cognac, southwestern France. Remy Cointreau has posted higher-than-expected annual profit, despite a difficult year in China. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Remy Cointreau has posted higher-than-expected annual profit, despite a difficult year in China, saying it will accelerate a drive to sell higher-pric(...)

Barrels of Pernod Ricard’s Martell cognac sit at the Martell distillery in Cognac, France. Sales volumes jumped 13 per cent year-on-year. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg News

French drinks group Pernod Ricard said sales trends in China, its second-largest market, were gradually improving thanks to a positive performance dur(...)

Pernod shares have gained 4.4 per cent so far this year, in line with the European sector, which is up 4.1 per cent.

French spirits maker Pernod Ricard, which owns Irish Distillers, on Thursday forecast modest profit growth in its current financial year after improvi(...)

In North America, Diageo’s biggest division, sales increased 0.1 per cent, while revenue in the European unit, which now includes Eastern Europe and Turkey, declined 1.4 per cent, missing estimates

Diageo saw organic net sales fall by 1.5 per cent in its first fiscal quarter but said it was confident of improved full-year top line growth.In an in(...)

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, reported lacklustre full-year revenue growth as sales slowed in emerging markets.

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, expects improvement in emerging-market performance in the second half of its current fiscal year after lacklust(...)

Out Wednesday: Euro zone gross domestic product (Q1). Photograph: Casper Hedberg/Bloomberg

TODAY Results: Quiksilver. Indicators: Euro zone Markit manufacturing PMI (May); US Markit manufacturing PMI (May); US ISM manufacturing PMI (May); UK(...)

Bottles of Jameson whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers, are seen as they pass along the production line at the Pernod-Ricard bottling plant in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Sales of Jameson, Ireland’s top-selling whiskey brand, grew by 13 per cent in the nine months to the end of March led by strong US demand. (...)

Google shares on Wall Street were down 3.4 per cent at $544.36 today. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Global equity markets rose slightly, boosted by data indicating strength in the US economy and by upbeat results from some major US companies, (...)

A pedestrian passes the entrance to the Guinness brewery, operated by Diageo´,  in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Drinks giant Diageo said weakness in emerging markets including China will weigh on growth this year after reporting third-quarter sales that u(...)