A weaker euro as well as booming demand for champagne and cognac helped the French drinks industry. Photograph: Getty Images

French wine and spirits exporters toasted a record value of overseas sales last year – thanks to a weaker euro, as well as booming demand for champagn(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

European shares hit fresh three-month highs yesterday, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) (...)

The Remy Martin cognac division, which accounts for 80 per cent of group profit, saw its operating profit fall 5.8 per cent like-for-like to €85.9 million

French spirits group Remy Cointreau posted a 7.3 per cent fall in first-half like-for-like operating profit on Thursday, blaming soft demand for its p(...)

Out Tuesday: Irish retail sales (Oct). Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its first quarter

Irish Distillers owner Pernod Ricard said continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its(...)

Whiskey: new Waterford venture

Former senior Elan executive Séamus Mulligan has emerged as a backer of the new Waterford Distillery project that this year moved on to the site of th(...)

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(...)