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IKEA concept needs to change more fundamentally if it is to satisfy growing number of customers requesting IKEA stores

In two medieval Dutch cities, Ikea’s most senior executives are finalising the biggest overhaul at the Swedish-born furniture empire in over 30 years.(...)

Apple has halted online sales in Russia -- just three weeks after boosting the price of an iPhone 6 by about 25 per cent to 39,990 rubles. The value of that iPhone sale when converted into dollars already has plummeted to about $585 from $847. (Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi)

As one of 144 million Russian consumers that companies from Apple to Renault are trying to reach, university professor Elena Grekhnyova is feeling the(...)

Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

The big news of the day was that Paddy Power expects full-year operating profits to be about €11 million lower than it forecast three months ago. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

There was a step back from the record levels seen in Wall Street yesterday that set a downbeat tone for markets. Traders in Dublin said the recent pas(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi  said indications are that the euro area economy is stabilising and the central bank’s rates will remain low for an extended period. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Markets continued to perform well yesterday following comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi that interest rates are likely to rem(...)