Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Wall Street’s main indices edged higher on Monday as investors bet on increased chances of monetary stimulus from central banks around the world to bo(...)

Penneys/Primark warned on Monday that profit margins will fall in its new financial year as a weaker pound pushes up import costs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Associated British Foods maintained its guidance for the 2018/19 year, forecasting good profit performances at its Penneys/Primark fashion chain and (...)

The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

Owen Cooke, chairman of transport group Independent Express and the Pallet Network storage, at North West Business Park in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Owen Cooke has been fielding some tall orders from businesses in recent times. Brexit and the prospect of delays moving goods through Irish and Briti(...)

Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

Arthur Ryan, centre, talks with Primark chief executive  Paul Marchant in  2014. ‘I was fortunate enough to work closely with him and experience first-hand his sharp mind and innovative thinking,’ Mr Marchant said. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Arthur Ryan, founder and chairman of Irish retail phenomenon Penneys/Primark, has died at the age of 83 following a short illness. Mr Ryan ran the fi(...)

AB Foods shares were little changed in London on Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Budget fashion retailer Primark, which trades in Ireland as Penneys, said sales bounced back after a soggy May kept shoppers out of stores. The comp(...)

The Primark store at Alexanderplatz  in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Germany is marking the 50th birthday of fast-fashion giant Primark on Thursday with store pickets and a new report flagging what its authors call low-(...)

Breege O’Donoghue, executive director of  Primark/Penneys at their Dublin offices, dressed in clothes by the brand. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sitting in a funky lime green chair in Arthur Ryan House on Parnell Street in Dublin, Breege O’Donoghue proudly declares that everything I can see her(...)

 AIB deputy chair Catherine Woods during the bank’s agm at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She said pay restrictions were of “concern” to investors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

State-controlled bank AIB has stepped up its long-running campaign to convince the Government that the crisis-era restrictions that were brought in on(...)

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