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Shares in French supermarket  giant Carrefour rose  13.4 per cent to their highest level since August 2019 after a surprise €16.2 billion takeover approach from Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard.  Photograph: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

European stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday, with deal-related gains for French grocer Carrefour and Spain’s Telefónica offsetting wider conce(...)

Scurri founder Rory O’Connor: “We’ve already got 100 per cent growth pre-booked in.”

Wexford-based online logistics company Scurri intends to raise additional financing to accommodate growth arising from Brexit and the coronavirus pan(...)

The New York Stock Exchange: US and European equities extended their weekly gains on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose for a third straight day on Wednesday as optimism around a potential Covid-19 vaccine and comments from European Central Bank (EC(...)

Associated British Foods, the owner of the Irish-headquartered discount fashion chain Penneys/Primark, was up by almost 17 per cent in early afternoon trading.

Hospitality stocks, such as airlines and hotel operators, as well as retailers surged on the news that a potential vaccine for coronavirus may be up t(...)

Technology stocks pushed Wall Street indices sharply higher on in early trading on Wednesday as the initial vote count pointed to a close race for the White House. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP

European shares closed higher after a choppy start to the day’s trading, influenced by the closeness of the US presidential race between Democratic ca(...)

Danish shipping group Maersk, a bellwether for global trade, issued forecast-beating full-year earnings.

European stocks closed higher on Wednesday following new record highs for Wall Street’s main indexes, while airlines rallied on hopes of a shorter qua(...)

The need to fix the online groceries profit condundrum is critical for many of today’s supermarkets. Photograph: iStock

Jo Ronan had never done a grocery shop online before Covid-19. Now, she and her husband Mike doubt they will venture back into a supermarket until at (...)

Scurri founder and chief executive Rory O’Connor: “you’re always looking at ways to accelerate growth”

Online logistics company Scurri has secured a further €1.5 million from existing investors to accommodate accelerated growth due to the pandemic. The(...)

Amazon has joined forces with a leading business group to offer advice on how firms can get back to work safely as the lockdown continues to ease. Photograph PA

Given the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy as well as on human lives, investors are showing remarkable resilience. A full 7(...)

Many of M&S’s 300 or so “mainline” stores selling clothing and food are in locations where footfall has collapsed, although its standalone food stores are thought to be performing strongly

Marks and Spencer warned it was unlikely to pay a dividend for its current financial year and said the coronavirus crisis had forced it to accelerate (...)

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