“Fifty Pence Challenge” poster had been intended to motivate staff but ended up displayed in the window of a Sainsbury’s store in east London.

These are desperate times in the grocery trade. Tesco dominated the news agenda last week as it revealed a shock £250 million black hole in its profit(...)

Britain’s J Sainsbury has ended a nine-year run of quarterly sales growth.

If only Justin King had decided to bow out at Sainsbury’s six months earlier. In his 10 years as chief executive of Britain’s third-larg(...)

The Bank of Ireland at College Green, Dublin:  Trading volumes on Dublin market were relatively low outside of the bank  which put in a “stellar performance,” according to one analyst.  It closed up 6.23 per cent with 57 million shares traded. Dealers said investors are looking at the bank with a fresh pair of eyes, and considering them on an earnings basis rather than on price to book. Photograph: Alan Betson

European shares fell back into negative territory yesterday, having briefly flourished on Tuesday. Following the largest three-day slump in seven mont(...)

Mike Coupe (53):  “Coupe represents continuity for Sainsbury’s, something that may reassure investors who will be a little disconcerted by change,” said Shore Capital analyst Clive Black, who maintained a “buy” recommendation on Sainsbury shares.  Photograph:   Bloomberg

Justin King will step down as chief executive of British grocer J Sainsbury in July after a decade at the helm, with the company opting for continuity(...)

 British grocer J Sainsbury reported its “best Christmas ever” today but warned that consumers were likely to tighten their belts in the early part of 2014 and cut its sales growth forecast accordingly. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

British grocer J Sainsbury reported its “best Christmas ever” today but warned that consumers were likely to tighten their belts in the early part of (...)

Stephen Hester who  is to step down as  chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland in December

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will struggle to recruit a suitable replacement for ousted chief executive Stephen Hester (right), someone who must steer(...)

Google’s European, Middle East and African sales headquarters on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The ongoing political controversy over the level of tax being paid by Google in its major European markets could have serious implications for (...)