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Softbank-owned Fortress said its raised offer comprises 270 pence per Morrisons share plus a 2 pence a share special dividend. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

British supermarket group Morrisons has agreed to an improved takeover offer worth £6.7 billion (€7.9 billion) in cash from a consortium led by Fortre(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes climbed in early trading as investors took advantage of the previous session’s slump, while waiting for the outcome of the Georgia Senate run-off elections. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks slipped on Tuesday as losses in defensive sectors offset gains in oil and retail stocks. The prevailing mood was subdued compared to M(...)

Big supermarkets are budgeting for a 15 per cent to 20 per cent rise in sales volumes during the lockdown

Britain’s big supermarkets fear they won’t be able to supply the country’s 60 million people without longer opening hours or a relaxation of social di(...)

A Sinn Féin Bill providing for a three-year rent freeze across the private rental market hit shares in the State’s largest landlord, Ires Reit.

European shares made small moves on Wednesday in anticipation of pivotal global events such as a US-China tariff deadline, the UK general election an(...)

US stocks gained in early trading on Thursday after the US delayed scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese imports. Photograph: Reuters

A gauge of global stock markets touched its highest since late July on Thursday after fresh hints of progress in the US-China trade dispute, sending b(...)

The European airline sector underperformed, with Ryanair closing 2%  lower at  €10.77

European shares slid on Thursday, with investors exiting positions in favour of safer assets as they waited to see if US-China talks will yield tangib(...)

Morrisons supermarket group said it has  stockpiled popular “cupboard fillers” ahead of Brexit. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Toilet rolls and painkillers are some of the items UK citizens have started to stockpile ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, supermarket Morrisons sa(...)

A new shop sign is covered up at Tesco’s mothballed store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, prior to the opening today of Tesco’s first discount store trading under the new name Jack’s. Photograph: Chris Radburn

All eyes in the retail sector will be on a small market town in eastern England on Wednesday as Tesco unveils its latest weapon in the war against the(...)

A trader on the floor of New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s trade-sensitive cars and mining shares climbed on Thursday on news of fresh US-China trade talks, though the broader market lost momentum aft(...)

Group underlying sales at Morrisons rose by 6.3 per cent in the second quarter. Photograph: PA Wire

UK supermarket group Morrisons posted its best quarterly sales performance in nine years on Thursday and said it would grow whether or not Britain sec(...)

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