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Sainsbury’s shares dipped 1.2 per cent after it told customers and staff that it will shut all its shops on December 26th to give staff time off. Photograph: iStock

European stocks ended higher for the first time in five days on Monday as oil, banks and utility shares gained on hopes that a strong euro-zone econo(...)

Aberdeen-based FirstGroup  owns Ireland’s Aircoach business

Transport giant FirstGroup said recent trading has been on track as it revealed plans to hand £500 million (€587m) back to shareholders. Shares in th(...)

Wall Street’s major indexes edged higher in choppy trading on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Abramson/New York Times

HSBC and Nokia dragged European shares lower on Wednesday as a surge in coronavirus cases appeared to threaten a recovery in the global economy, while(...)

Aircoach parent FirstGroup reported a €333 million loss and withdrew its dividend for the year to March in results announced on Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Aircoach parent FirstGroup reported a £300 million (€333 million) loss and withdrew its dividend for the year to March, as the transport operator was (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Mark Abramson/The New York Times

European shares fell again on Friday as economic data showed the region was heading into a deep recession sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic. DUBLIN R(...)

Global stocks rallied on Tuesday, with China rebounding after the biggest sell-off in four years. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Stocks surged globally on Tuesday and some indices were on pace to unwind losses from last week, as fears of a heavy economic impact from the coronav(...)

Profits rise at Aircoach on back of revenue growth

 The growth of Dublin Airport and the increase in city-based events in Dublin were key to the increase to €30.2 million in revenue at private bus(...)

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(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes hit fresh record highs, as the trade optimism and solid earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials boosted risk appetite

European shares clocked a sixth-straight week of gains on Friday following record highs on Wall Street after bullish comments from a White House offic(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European shares closed lower on Thursday as a warning from German carmaker Daimler and weak economic data from major economies added to concerns about(...)

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