A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado. Photograph: Rick Wilking/

Amazon’s first-quarter revenue grew more than expected as rising sales in North America and its burgeoning cloud-computing services unit offset new bu(...)

Operating profit at Ericsson in the quarter fell to 2.1 billion Swedish crowns ($240 million) from 2.6 billion in the same period last year.

Ericsson has reported a surprise fall in profits as infrastructure spending by mobile network operators in its key North American market remained slug(...)

Alltech founder Dr Pearse Lyons says merger will precipitate  “better performance and value to livestock and poultry producers across the globe.”

Animal nutrition company Alltech is to acquire US-based Ridley in a move the companies say will create a new model to deliver products and tailored fe(...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

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 (...)

Kieran McGill’s chain of 16 Irish pubs in the US employs: almost 700 people and has an annual turnover of $40 million

When Kieran McGill told his late mother in 1996 that he was leaving a comfortable well-paid consultancy job at a Dublin accountancy practice to start (...)

Mercedes’s  pickup will be launched on global markets by 2020.

Mercedes has revealed a first sketch of a medium-sized pickup truck which it intends to launch on to global markets by 2020. “The Mercedes-Benz picku(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian regularly admits to being haunted by the idea of becoming irrelevant.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Is Ireland’s humble ready-meal about to get a French makeover? Swiss-Irish food giant Aryzta is in talks to buy a 49 per cent stake in the French food(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is dangerous for mankind and must be stopped.” Photograph: Uri Lenz/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has warned that the emerging nuclear deal with Iran confirms all Israel’s fears and exceeds them.“Even as me(...)

 Prof Anne MacFarlane called for professional interpreters to be available in the healthcare system to help migrants who have limited English. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Children of migrants are being taken out of school to act as interpreters for their parents at doctor visits, a conference has heard.The University o(...)