At L’Oreal full-year operating income rose 13 per cent to €4.39 billion while total sales advanced 12 per cent to €25.3 billion.

L’Oreal SA, the world’s largest cosmetics company, reported revenue that beat analysts’ estimates as sales growth accelerated at its luxury division a(...)

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, on Wednesday increased its dividend by more than expected and forecast higher revenues and profits in 2016(...)

In its Lenten campaign this year, the biggest annual fundraising campaign in Ireland, the Trócaire box is featuring people from Ireland celebrating the charity’s supporters and all who are fighting for justice for the world’s poor. Photograph: Trócaire website

Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 per cent increase on the 2014 figure of € 8 million. The funds(...)

Adnan Syed at  courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland  where a judge last week began reviewing whether he should receive a new trial amid national interest in his case after it was featured on the popular podcast ‘Serial’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The family of Hae Min Lee, whose former boyfriend is seeking a retrial 16 years after he was convicted of killing her, broke its silence on Sunday. (...)

Singapore Open swing: Singapore’s population is about 5.4 million, its landmass is only about 1 per cent of Ireland’s and its GDP per capita in 2013 was $55,000, ahead of our $50,000. Photograph: Paul Lakatos/AFP/Getty Images

You’re a start-up executive and have opened your company in the heart of a strong start-up community. You want to network with other executives, and f(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a long-range rocket launch in North Korea on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

There was a chorus of condemnation after North Korea defied international sanctions to launch a long-range rocket carrying what it said was a satellit(...)

The city centre itself is easy to get around, with a small grid of shopping streets bordered by the high-rise business quarter in St George’s Terrace that defines the Perth skyline

Once defined as the most isolated ex-colonial outpost in the world, Perth is now a thriving city, happy in its multicultural skin and proud of its hug(...)

Toyota said it expected to post a record net profit of 2.27 trillion yen ($19.43 billion) in the year to March

Toyota raised its full-year net profit forecast on Friday due to improvements in its Chinese operations, while the Japanese automaker also lifted its (...)

Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam

Credit Suisse posted its first full-year loss since 2008 as it booked a big impairment charge for its investment banking business under new chief exec(...)

A warning from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” has global implications. Although a mild illness for(...)