Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

 European stocks fell for a third day as a decline in energy shares outweighed better-than-expected results from Credit Suisse and Unilever. Photo: Bloomberg

European stocks fell for a third day as a decline in energy shares outweighed better-than-expected results from Credit Suisse and Unilever. BP’s 1.2 (...)

Unilever - the maker of Dove soap, Lipton tea and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is recovering from a weak 2014. Photo: Bloomberg

Unilever reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales on Thursday, driven by gains in its home and personal care units, and stood by its full-year ou(...)

Recruiters and managers are so faceist that the good-looking have been found to earn some 10 per cent more than the bad-looking. File photograph: Stockphoto/Getty

Not long ago I found myself addressing a room full of newish hires at one of the big four accountancy firms. As I surveyed the crowd, I noticed someth(...)

Donald Fitzmaurice and Padraig McBride, founders of Brandtone. 1:58

Donald Fitzmaurice and Padraig McBride founded Brandtone, a mobile marketing company headquartered in Ireland that conducts campaigns in emerging mark(...)

Tesco: The British retailer reported a 6.3 per cent fall in Irish sales for the 12 months to the end of February. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Tesco Ireland has decided not to pay its staff an annual bonus following the poor performance of its business here. Last month, the British retailer r(...)

Going, going, gone: shrinkflation leads to ‘price increases by stealth’, says Dermott Jewell of the Consumer Association of Ireland. Photograph: Thinkstock

A reader recently bought a Brunch ice cream but, rather than bringing her joy, it saddened her greatly. On the packaging she was promised a thick c(...)

Germany’s Dax, down 1.9 percent, underperformed the wider market, after a recent sharp rally and as the euro gained against the dollar. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

European stocks slipped on Thursday due to Greece’s worsening financial predicament, while euro zone government borrowing costs, including Ireland’(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

In the first quarter, underlying sales rose 2.8 per cent

Unilever reported better-than-expected sales for the first quarter on Thursday, showing improvement from the hammering it took last year from weak eme(...)