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Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma. The Chinese ecommerce giant’s Alibaba’s pullback from US investments coincides with escalating tensions between the US and China. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Alibaba is scaling back its presence in Silicon Valley – a sign that the Trump administration’s crackdown on Chinese investment in US companies is cas(...)

New Ireland parent Bank of Ireland decided in January to sell the pension and insurance firm’s building on Dawson Street in Dublin 2, sparking speculation that it could fetch €35 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Key players including Hibernia Reit, Hines and Marlet have run their rule over the headquarters building of pensions firm New Ireland, which went on t(...)

 New Ireland Assurance on Dawson Street, Dublin.  Sources suggest it  could attract bids of about €30m based on its location.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland plans to put its subsidiary New Ireland’s central Dublin headquarters up for sale in coming weeks with a price tag thought to be in th(...)

Iput’s flagship development of the old passport office at 10 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

The value of Irish property fund Iput plc’s assets rose to €2.2 billion by the end of last month. The net asset value recorded in the third quarter (...)

40 Molesworth Street in Dublin, which its owner, Iput plc, has pre-let to US online retailer Jet.com for €1.8n a year.

Irish property fund Iput has pre-let 40 Molesworth Street in central Dublin to US online retailer Jet. com at an annual rent of €1.8 million. Situat(...)

 Run-DMC create handprints in cement as they are inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk in  2002. Photograph: AP Photo/Krista Niles

Rap group Run-DMC has filed a $50 million (€47.4 million) lawsuit in New York accusing Amazon, Walmart and other retailers of selling products that tr(...)

 While Wal-Mart Stores (whose shops are called Walmart) and Jet will remain distinct brands, they will leverage technology from both companies to develop new offerings

Wal-Mart Stores said it would buy online retailer Jet. com for about $3.3 billion (€2.9bn) in a deal that will help it to better compete with Amazon. (...)

“You’re absolutely right that we don’t make money on certain customers on day one, but on the average customer, on day one, we make money,” said Oisin Hanrahan, co-founder and chief executive of Handy, one of the largest on-demand home cleaning start-ups.

Jet. com, a well-funded new shopping site, opened to the public last week and celebrated the debut by sending reporters a big box of swag. I got a T-s(...)

Ron Johnson, left, with co-workers. His company, Enjoy, is hoping to knock Amazon off its perch as the leader of online shopping. photograph: peter earl mccollough/new york times

There are two ways for start-ups to take on Amazon, the reigning monarch of US online shopping.One is to mount a frontal attack: Raise hundreds of mil(...)