Shoppers walk past a Debenhams shop in Oxford Street,  London.  The group’s poor performance has been blamed on increased discounting by rival high street retailers. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

What shape will the British high street be in this time next year? The omens are not looking good, with more gloomy news from the retail sector on Tue(...)

Ryanair: the airline fell 2.6 per cent to €16.13 following downgrades by Deutsche Bank and Exane BNP. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

European shares dipped on Thursday at the end of a choppy session. In the US, a rally in technology stocks came to a halt , setting up the Nasdaq for (...)

The marriage of George, Duke of York, and princess Mary of Teck. Photograph: Wikipedia commons

Long before Marks and Spencer set up shop, there was a major fireworks sale at number 19 Grafton Street. Royal weddings weren’t common and Mr Lawrence(...)

Brianna Turner (left) and Ashley Gribben who will be responsible for the food at the newly launched Pot Duggan’s  in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph: Alison Derham

The kitchen at Pot Duggan’s, the Ennistymon pub that will be one of the coolest places to eat and drink in the west of Ireland this summer, is being h(...)

The rise of Ocado shares has put its valuation multiples squarely in line with Amazon. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

The inclusion of online supermarket grocer Ocado in the UK’s benchmark Ftse 100 index and the flirtation of bricks-and-mortar retailer Marks & Spe(...)

The New York Stock Exchange  on Wednesday:  US stocks fell after president Donald Trump signalled a new direction for US-China trade talks. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Global stocks sold off while investors raced for the safety of the Japanese yen and some government bonds on Wednesday as concerns rose that setbacks (...)

M&S is one of the UK’s leading retailers, offering own-brand food, clothing and home products in its 1,433 stores worldwide and online.

Profit before tax at Marks and Spencer (M&S) plummeted 62.1 per cent to £66.8 million last year from £176.4 million the year before, the company’s(...)

M&S has revealed the locations of a further 14 stores that are to be closed over the next 12 months. Photograph:  AFP

The Windsor branch of Marks & Spencer – rebranded “Markle & Sparkle” for Harry and Meghan’s big day – was doing a roaring trade on Saturday. I(...)

While M&S’s trading is solid in the Republic, it is a different story in the UK where the chain plans to close  about 10 per cent of its network by 2022

Marks & Spencer has fired the first salvo in what could quickly turn into a major price war across premium supermarket chains with long-term price(...)

Ryanair was ahead 2.6 per cent to €16.70, a day after its annual results. An analyst note on Tuesday speculated on the possibility of further share buybacks. File photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

European shares touched their highest level since the start of February on Tuesday as car makers and bank stocks climbed and Italian shares recovered.(...)

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