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Investors in US markets feared that poor jobs data could spill over into weaker spending. Photograph: Getty

Global stocks sold off heavily on Wednesday after poor US jobs data compounded a string of weak manufacturing reports and geopolitical concerns, a pil(...)

Forever 21’s Union Square location in New York . Forever 21, the California retailer that helped popularise fast fashion in the United States said it plans to file for bankruptcy and will close up to 182 stores in the United States and up to 350 over all. Photograph: Haruka Sakaguchi/The New York Times)

Fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy on Sunday, as it joined a growing list of brick-and-mortar players who have succumbed to the onslaugh(...)

Mediahuis CEO  Gert Ysebaert  and Thomas Leysen, its chairman,  in Dublin this week. Photograph; Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian banking group KBC, which has an Irish presence, held its main board meeting in Dublin a few years back. Its chairman, Flemish industrialis(...)

Racegoers at Punchestown: the racing festival is expected to deliver a €64 million boost to the local economy. Photograph: Eric Luke

Independent News & Media has hired American investment bank Lazard to advise it on a potential sale for the company, which has attracted the inter(...)

British outsourcer Interserve has thousands of UK government contracts to clean hospitals and serve school meals. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Shares in Interserve lost more than half their value on Monday after the British support services provider said it was in rescue talks which may hand (...)

Workers install scaffolding around a gas turbine at a General Electric factory in Greenville, South Carolina.

General Electric has paid more than $6 billion (€5.1 billion) in fees to Wall Street banks since the turn of the century, even as its market value has(...)

The “initial purchase price” to be paid by Smyths for the central European assets of Toys R Us is €64.4 million, plus performance-related and escrow payments that could add another €15 million.

The bid by family-owned Irish retailer Smyths Toys to buy the central European assets of Toys R Us will be considered by a US bankruptcy judge on Tue(...)

The logo of British mobile phone giant Vodafone outside one of its shops in central London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

European shares fell again, compounding a difficult week that saw a widespread equity sell-off. The Iseq in Dublin limited the drop to 0.2 per cent. (...)

While demand for fonts is in decline, emojis are in the ascendant. Photograph: PA

As the owner of Times New Roman, Helvetica and Arial, Monotype Imaging has assembled one of the most lucrative collections of fonts in the world - but(...)

Sumitomo completed its €751m takeover of Fyffes in February. Photograph: PA Wire

Fyffes’s profits dropped last year as the tropical fruits distributor booked a charge of almost €32 million for advisers’ fees, management bonuses and(...)

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