Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

Many customers  focusing on cost control and unwilling to finance  large marketing campaigns, WPP’s chief executive Martin Sorrell said on release of first quarter results. Photograph: Alan Betson.

WPP said 2015 would continue to be “demanding” after sales growth at the world’s largest advertising company slowed last quarter. The London-based fir(...)

In Dublin Ryanair rose by more than 1.3 per cent as investors greeted the news that its board has ratified a push into the transatlantic market in coming years

Germany’s Dax raced to record highs on Monday, part of an extended rally of the European stock market driven by investors’ expectations that a weaken(...)

The Dunnhumby sale is part of a drive by Tesco to slash costs and sell assets to mend the group’s finances

British advertising group WPP has bid for a majority stake in Dunnhumby, the customer data business put up for sale by Tesco. Dunnhumby, which gathers(...)

Ulster Bank has hundreds of guarantees given by property investors and developers which it is trying to sell. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

  Property movement Property movement Lone Star, the largest single investor in Irish property since the crash, plans to further sell (...)

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In numbers: Neeson goes green 3 million Number of Facebook fans of Tourism Ireland, which this week shared a 60-second film in which movie star Liam N(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. ‘Now, with 493 other defendants in a grotesque mass trial, he faces the death penalty for alleged murder and terrorism.’   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ibrahim Halawa was 17 when he was arrested. He’s 19 now. He may be dead before he’s 20. An Irish citizen, he was visiting Cairo in August 2013 when(...)

Martin Sorrell, WPP’s chief executive. Photogrpah: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Britain’s WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, said it had seen strong trading in January after reporting 2014 results broadly in line with f(...)

Martin Sorrell of WPP says it would be unrealistic to expect aggressive expansion from companies. Photograph: Bloomberg

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell said the world needs to adjust to a slower global economy with 3 per cent or 4 pe rcent real growth, which means(...)

Actors India Mullen and Adam Weafer from ‘Red Rock’. The high-profile advertising campaign for the new TV3 soap was created by Ogilvy & Mather

The advertising and public relations group Ogilvy & Mather made a profit of €1.44 million in Ireland in 2013, a year in which its turnover droppe(...)