Face value: Opté Precision Skincare System by Procter & Gamble

The world’s biggest consumer goods groups are planning a new generation of products for supermarket shelves – from heated razors to intelligent toothb(...)

The Aughinish Alumina plant  on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick

Aughinish Alumina’s owner could invest further in the Irish aluminium manufacturer after the US lifted a threat of sanctions from the group. The US g(...)

‘It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we slipped into a recession real soon,’ says Nobel economist Robert Shiller. Photograph:  Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin

The US economic expansion, now almost 10 years old, is within seven months of becoming the longest in history. However with stocks falling into bear m(...)

Why are stocks gaining in the face of mounting economic uncertainty? Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

There’s an old cliché that markets hate uncertainty. So why, one might ask, are stocks gaining in the face of mounting economic uncertainty? Mentions (...)

Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan: His public pronouncements, and the frequency of them, contrasts with the low-profile style adopted by most figures significant in the daily life of the Four Courts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Yesterday morning, Edmund Honohan gravely told his court he was about to say some words he never thought he’d utter. “I’m still wearing last night’s m(...)

 François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the  central bank of France; 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and John J Haley, CEO of Willis Tower Watson, during a panel session in Davos.

Three months after scores of business and political figures shunned a Riyadh investment forum, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, following the killing of (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted the State has obligations to protect the single market in a no-deal Brexit

European Council president Donald Tusk was aghast when he learned in 2015 of then-UK prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to give voters what he call(...)

James Dyson’s announcement is more symbolic, and more curious, than any of those shifts

If James Dyson is as enthusiastic about the UK’s prospects when it leaves the European Union as he says he is, he has a funny way of showing it. The b(...)

Queen Elizabeth II has emphasised the need for Britons to come together to ‘seek out the common ground’, in what has been viewed as an appeal to overcome divisions over Brexit. File photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth has sent a delicately coded message to Britain’s factious political class over Brexit, urging lawmakers to seek common ground and gras(...)

Goldman Sachs warned it could cut jobs if the United Kingdom crashes out of the bloc without an agreement in two months’ time. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British lawmakers launched an inquiry on Friday to plot the best way forward for finance after Brexit as Goldman Sachs warned it could cut jobs if th(...)

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