More than 70 US companies have shifted their tax domiciles to foreign addresses since 1983, mostly relocated their headquarters to Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Photograph: Reuters

The attraction of Ireland’s low-cost tax regime to American multinationals has again come under the spotlight in the US Congress after a new report fo(...)

AstraZeneca shares tumbled more than 11 per cent, helping to pull both the FTSE 100 in London and the pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 equity indices down 0.2 per cent.

Fresh uncertainty over the prospects for the Chinese economy and renewed worries about current equity valuations made for a cautious day in the market(...)

Spring was in full swing for some US retailers, with shoppers spending again in April after the weather warmed up.A number of large US retailers, incl(...)

 The Deutsche Post  headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post shares rose 3.3 per cent  for the largest gain on the German market

The Iseq strode ahead by 1.6 per cent yesterday as European shares rebounded due to anticipated stimulus measures from the European C(...)

 Wolseley’s strong performance boosted CRH, whose shares added 1.78 per cent to end  at €17.97

European stocks rebounded yesterday as investors decided that the US government shutdown is unlikely to make a fundamental difference to growth.Shares(...)

MarketHub could help supermarkets dramatically reduce the amount of perishable foods they waste while increasing the rate of their stock turnover. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A co-founder of Sandyford-based indoor solar power company Solarprint is launching a new venture to provide supermarkets with a real-time price displa(...)

 Hewlett-Packard chief executive  Meg Whitman   at the  annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley Resort  in Idaho last week.  Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard has appointed three big-name directors, including former Microsoft software chief Raymond Ozzie and former McDonald’s chief executive (...)

Also taking note of the growing Chinese domestic consumption market are the pharmacy giants Alliance Boots and the US firm Walgreen, which recently bo(...)

The woman behind the counter in Walgreens drug store on Michigan Avenue remarks on my accent and tells me she has been to Ireland twice, both t(...)