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Compared with a year earlier, Britain’s economy was 1.4 per cent larger. Photograph: iStock

Britain’s economy grew at its weakest pace in half a year in the three months to November as factories suffered from tough global trade conditions and(...)

Manufacturers are anticipating further growth in demand, with December marking the 27th successive month of employment growth. Photograph: iStock

The manufacturing sector hit a nine-month low in December as output slowed, new orders hit their weakest level in eight months and job growth was at a(...)

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely  candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, according to economists

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely – but not necessarily the best – candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as presiden(...)

Meng Wanzhou was controversially arrested in Canada. Photograph: Reuters

It is one of China’s proudest corporate success stories, a colossus in cutting-edge technology that elbowed out Western rivals to become the biggest s(...)

Manufacturers raised production for the 28th consecutive month in response to higher new orders in November. Photograph: iStock

The rate of employment growth in Ireland’s manufacturing sector fell to a 14-month low in November, however, business conditions in the sector have im(...)

 Cushman and Wakefield has failed to inspire investors in the weeks since its August 2nd debut.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cushman and Wakefield Plc, the biggest US real estate listing since January, will get a chance to rebound from a sluggish debut with a round of analys(...)

Dublin’s ranking puts it behind London, in third place, and Paris in 12th place. Berlin and Barcelona also rank higher than the Irish capital. New York topped the list, with the US’s Bay Area in second.

Dublin has ranked 34th on a list of 50 global cities based on their ability to attract women entrepreneurs. The ranking was carried out by research (...)

UK retail sales rose 2.1 per cent from a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

UK retail sales rebounded in the second quarter, climbing the most since 2013 as warm weather tempted shoppers, according to the British Retail Consor(...)

Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service troops rest  beside the ruins of Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul after it was retaken from Islamic State on Thursday. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State proclai(...)

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann: said he was confident company could  cut debt mountain. Photograph: Eric Luke

Aryzta shares, the worst performers so far this year on the Iseq 20 index, succumbed to heavy betting among hedge funds ahead of the frozen baked good(...)

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