Richard Liu, chairman and chief executive of JD.com, playfully kisses the hand of employee Li Quan, as he borrows his delivery tricycle for some publicity. JD.com has emerged as a Chinese online goliath with a model that echoes that of Amazon. Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/New York Times

Just about every June, on the anniversary of his company’s founding, Richard Liu dons a big motorcycle helmet and red uniform, hops on a three-wheeled(...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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UPS  admitted it had misjudged peak Christmas demand for a second year in succession

UPS shares tumbled yesterday after the express parcel company admitted it had misjudged peak Christmas demand for a second year in succession, overspe(...)

At the 2012 launch of Transaero Engineering Ireland were  Alexander Krinichanskiy, Joseph Millar and William McGonagle, chief executive of Transaero Engineering Ireland, at their Shannon Airport facility.

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Swiss group Farnair operates a freight service, which ASL said would complement its existing business

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At some point next year, all 2.2 million individual addresses in the Republic will be assigned their own seven-digit post code – to be known as an Eir(...)

Volvo rallied 6.9 per cent for the biggest gain in almost three years

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Air Contractors began operating three transatlantic services for Aer Lingus, Shannon to New York and Boston and Dublin to Toronto, in February using leased Boeing 757s.

The set-up costs of a transatlantic service it launched for Aer Lingus dented profits at Irish freight and passenger carrier Air Contractors last year(...)

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UK stocks advanced as investors weighed earnings from companies including GKN Plc and Next Plc. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

US stocks fell yesterday as President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against Russia and warned its actions in Ukraine are “setting back decad(...)