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Design guru and car enthusiast Stephen Bayley argues electric cars are    functionally useless.

There is no magazine on newsagents’ shelves called What Fridge? No Top Cooker on your TVs on a Sunday night. Washing Machine And Dryer Conversions is (...)

City of London skyline: the blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.5 per cent on Tuesday. Photograph: Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

European stocks stabilised on Tuesday after enduring their worst sell-off this year in the previous session on the back of fears that the spread of t(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European stocks recorded their worst weekly decline since mid-June on Friday, although the Iseq outperformed, as investors feared that a second wave o(...)

Drop has developed an operating system for the kitchen

Irish smart-kitchen company Drop has raised $13.3 million (€11.85 million) with backers including Steve Horowitz, one of the original software enginee(...)

Wall Street hit highs for the third straight session after a US-China deal suspended tariffs on consumer goods that could have applied from this week. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares hit record highs on Monday as an initial US-China trade deal boosted investor optimism. News of a “first-phase” deal followed Friday(...)

Leif Johansson: “Sweden and Ireland have many common things to discuss. We are relatively small countries, both of us. We are dependent on the rest of the world to do well.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

When prominent Swedish businessman Leif Johansson first travelled the world, the Iron Curtain was up and “no one would have believed” it would come do(...)

Ireland’s main share index outperformed most of its European peers on Friday with a 1.08 per cent rise led by positive moves in CRH and Ryanair. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish shares outperformed European peers on a day when global equities rose with strong economic data coming from the US. Meanwhile, Britain’s Ftse c(...)

Tariff decision: Donald Trump with American steel and aluminium executives at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

What has Donald Trump done now? He has announced that the United States plans to impose tariffs – taxes designed to protect domestic producers – on i(...)

Electrolux’s move is the first corporate action to take account of president Trump’s new policy. Photograph: Reuters

Electrolux is putting on hold a $250 million (€203 million) investment in a cooking factory in Tennessee announced in January, citing concerns over th(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. On the day, the S&P 500 index recovered from its worst two-day fall since August. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclical sectors which had driven a mar(...)

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