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A report also showed that China’s manufacturing industry had unexpectedly contracted. Photograph: Reuters

Gloom enveloped global markets yesterday as investors fretted over prospects for developing markets.Dublin slid as European stocks posted their bigges(...)

Aer Lingus fell almost 1 per cent to €1.43 on the  Dublin stock exchange yesterday, while Ryanair fell back 0.52 per cent to €6.84.

National benchmark indexes fell in every western European market except for Greece and Iceland as investors weighed data that showed a manufacturing c(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Ministerial chat Spain’s economy minister Luis De Guindos is pictured exercised in conversation with Portugal’s finance minist(...)

43-49 Mespil Road: The 30-year-old block is currently occupied by the OPW, which pays €1.66m annual rent

Davy Property Investments has upstaged investors Kennedy Wilson and developer Johnny Ronan by purchasing a strategically located office investment at (...)

 Volkswagen gained 5 per cent to €183.50 after posting quarterly earnings before interest and taxes that jumped 20 per cent to €2.78 billion, exceeding average analyst estimates. Photograph:  Matthias Rietschel

European stocks were little changed at a one-week high, while the FTSE 100 index of London-listed blue chips nudged up to a five-month high, as invest(...)

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Former TV presenter Emma Ledden has honed her presentation skills over the years and has branched out into business consulting, specialising in presen(...)

 The departure of Angela Ahrendts, who transformed Burberry from its “chav” links into a social media fashion forward, blew a hole in investor confidence leaving its shares 6.2 per cent down. Photograph: Bloomberg

British business lost two of its biggest hitters yesterday when Angela Ahrendts said “adieu” to Burberry and Hector Sants bid Barclays “au revoir”. Ah(...)

Every year there are more than two million would-be entrepreneurs in the UK trying to get businesses off the ground and 15 million in the United State(...)

A Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader, right, and the Amazon Kindle. A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg.

A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages(...)

M&S chief executive Marc Bolland yesterday reported the retailer’s eighth consecutive decline in general merchandise sales, largely clothing but also taking in home and footwear. Photograph: Adrian Brooks/Imagewise/PA Wire

A cheer echoed around Wembley Stadium, the home of English football, yesterday morning, not in celebration of a goal but in response to news from Mark(...)

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