Apple Watch: Event to be held on March 9th with sales due to begin in April

Apple has sent out invitations to an event on March 9th in San Francisco, where it will unveil details for the release of the Apple Watch. Chief execu(...)

Shares fall despite reports that the year “has gotten off to a good start”. Photograph: EPA

Hennes and Mauritz AB (H&M) said the stronger US dollar will weigh on costs this year, taking the shine from results showing the steepest gain in (...)

The cockpit of the new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jet is assembled at the company’s manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington. Photo: Bloomberg

Boeing raised its full-year profit forecast as the world’s biggest planemaker reaps gains from faster production that is driving jetliner deliveries t(...)

Spain’s rime minister Mariano Rajoy . Photograph: Andrea Comas /Reuters

Spanish growth accelerated in the last quarter, underscoring prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s assessment that the euro region’s fourth-largest economy h(...)

Microsoft is undergoing a change in strategy and leadership. Photograph: David Sleator

Microsoft announced a $40 billion stock buyback plan and increased its dividend 22 per cent to reward shareholders as the firm undergoes a change in s(...)

Portugal’s parliament building in Lisbon. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/Getty Images

Portugal’s emergence from its long recession is a sign that the European austerity recipe may work, but it also poses a dilemma for Lisbon and its len(...)

Bankers from JPMorgan Chase and RBC Capital Markets quietly contacted possible bidders and found little interest in buying the whole company. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

BlackBerry’s announcement that it will consider takeover bids followed almost a year of advisers unsuccessfully canvassing potential buyers in search (...)

GM shares rose 3.6 per cent to $31.27, near their initial public offering debut of $33 in the fall of 2010, and hit the highest point since July 2011. Photograph: Reuters

General Motors posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profit yesterday as the US car firm kept a tight grip on costs in its North American and(...)