The Iseq index of Irish shares edged 0.5%  higher to 5,680.57, with cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa standing out as the main gainer as it pushed 6.3%  ahead to €24.58

European shares advanced on Tuesday on mounting speculation that the US and China will be able to reach a trade deal which would ease worries over the(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street rose as gains in the technology and consumer sectors helped extend Friday’s rally. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares slipped on Monday as investors remained nervous about the euro-zone economy, Brexit and the US government shutdown. DUBLIN Dublin’s (...)

Apple’s first sales warning in over a decade sent European shares sliding, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply. Photograph: Getty Images

A revenue warning from Apple rocked equity markets around the globe yesterday as concerns over a damaging China-US trade battle and its impact on worl(...)

Shoppers outside a Next store during thevsales on Oxford Street in central London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

British clothing retailer Next reported a 1 per cent rise in sales in the run-up to Christmas in line with its own expectations, confounding fears of (...)

HMV is the first victim of a dismal Christmas for British retail, which saw stores discounting from early December to try to offset competition from Amazon.com. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Music and entertainment retailer HMV has become the first UK casualty of Christmas after disappointing sales over the holiday period. The 97-year-old(...)

Party wines should not be too high in alcohol, but easy to drink with or without food. Photograph: iStock

Wine plays an important role in any successful party. Choosing a wine that will impress your friends (even the wine nerds) is not difficult once you f(...)

Theresa May answers questions after making a statement to the House of Commons on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

Theresa May met her cabinet members on Tuesday to consider ramping up no-deal preparations with little more than 100 days to go to Brexit, having effe(...)

Asos shares fell over 37 per cent on Monday. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

European shares tumbled on Monday when a profit warning from online fashion retailer Asos sent retail stocks into nose-dive as investors fretted that (...)

At Christmas, there’s no place like home.
Foreign foodies

Jette Verdi Food stylist Jette Verdi is a newly arrived Singapore resident. “My fiancé, baby and I moved to the city in April this year because we ne(...)

Look out for pre-lit Christmas trees to remove the annual light detangling from your to-do list

Turkey bought? Done. List made and checked twice? Check. Champagne on ice? Of course. Yet even the best-laid plans can be derailed by last-minute issu(...)

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