Dummy on a scooter tests the response of a self-driving Volvo bus on trial in Singapore. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Driverless bus “I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep,” said Bob Monkhouse. “Not screaming and terrified, like his(...)

The John Lewis and Partners store in Oxford street, London.

John Lewis, the employee-owned retailer whose department stores and supermarkets have become a mainstay of middle-class Britain, will cut annual staff(...)

Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf plunged to two-year lows after it issued a shock warning about its 2019 operating margins. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer

European shares ended a rally as a warning from Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf took the glow off consumer stocks, prompting an outbreak of caution (...)

M&S will pay Ocado £750m for a half share in the venture. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Marks & Spencer unveiled on Wednesday plans to launch a rights issue and slash its dividend as it forges a joint venture with Ocado to take the hi(...)

TK Maxx will rent a store at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Photograph: PR360

TK Maxx has agreed to rent a store at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in west Dublin at a rent of about €475,000 a year for a 2,775sq m (29,870sq ft) u(...)

Showgrounds, anchored by TK Maxx, Argos and Marks & Spencer, has been boosted by the arrival of Iceland and Dealz

Six new lettings have just been completed at the Showgrounds shopping centre in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, through joint agents HWBC and Cushman & Wak(...)

Citigroup chief executive Mike Corbatsaid that the “30 most common customer journeys”, such as ordering replacement bank cards and asking about statements, were “pretty easy to deal with”. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Citigroup chief executive Mike Corbat has suggested that “tens of thousands” of people working in the US bank’s call centres are likely to be replaced(...)

Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag for most Irish couples

That time is upon us again: the day when everyone is supposed to be in love and told by the media and the markets of the world to express their love b(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: The insulation and building materials specialist led the way with a  gain that saw it close at €38. Dealers said the stock had been weak on Monday but had strong recovery through Tuesday

Markets hit two-month highs on Tuesday aided by good news from several companies including oil giant BP which reported that profits doubled in 2018. (...)

Carpetright is implementing a survival plan after negotiations with creditors in the past year. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Struggling UK flooring retailer Carpetright said on Tuesday its chief financial officer Neil Page would retire this month after more than a decade in (...)

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