A Roche Bobois Profile tartan chair designed by Jean Paul Gautier

There will be plenty of food for design thought and savvy decorating ideas on offer at Beacon South Quarter’s Design Fair in Dublin’s Sandyford this S(...)

 Electronics and lighting company Philips announced that it will add the divisions healthcare and consumer lifestyle together under the name HealthTech and the light division will become independent.Photograph: EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

Royal Philips chief executive officer Frans van Houten plans to break up the 123-year-old Dutch company, separating the lighting unit and focusing on (...)

CRH is to offload its share in a builder merchanting chain in France by the end of this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European stocks fell as China’s minister for finance Lou Jiwei dampened speculation his government will boost economic stimulus. Commodities producers(...)

By acquiring Dresser-Rand, Siemens would get the company’s compressors and turbines serving the oil and gas industry at a time when a North American drilling boom boosts demand for energy services and equipment.

The German industrial conglomerate Siemens is near an agreement to acquire US oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group I for all cash, according (...)

Alibaba  founder  Jack Ma attends the company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stock markets around the world were little changed yesterday, paring early advances, though equities remained on track for a week of strong gains and (...)

An Infineon Technologies semiconductor wafer factory in Regensburg, Germany Photographer: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg

Infineon brushed off concern that it was spending too much to buy US-based International Rectifier, saying the $3 billion (€2.25 billion) cash deal pr(...)

Engineers Ireland Level 7 winners were: (from left) Sligo IT’s Ruairí McGee, Niall McHale, Gary Lyons and Anthony Mannion. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The Engineers Ireland Innovative Student of the Year Award for 2014 has gone to a project offering a solution to the transportation of critical medica(...)

An employee performs tests on halogen lights at the Royal Philips NV lighting factory in Aachen, Germany. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Philips is to merge its lighting components businesses into a separate unit worth up to €2 billion which may be listed – a major step in its ongoing s(...)

Investors turn away from airlines on the back of concern over oil prices arising from the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined yesterday, after posting a ninth weekly gain in 10, as investors watched developments in Iraq and as euro-zone manufacturing(...)

Siemens chief executive Joe Kaeser: “We are still open for talks.” Photograph: Arnaud Fevrier/Bloomberg

The chief executive of Siemens said yesterday the German engineering group was ready to resume negotiations with Alstom and the French state should th(...)