Diageo, the world’s largest spirit maker, owns brand’s including Johnnie Walker. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Guinness maker Diageo beat half-year earnings and sales forecasts on stronger demand from China and India and said it would buy back £660 million (€75(...)

Ryanair: the airline fell 2.6 per cent to €16.13 following downgrades by Deutsche Bank and Exane BNP. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

European shares dipped on Thursday at the end of a choppy session. In the US, a rally in technology stocks came to a halt , setting up the Nasdaq for (...)

Brokers on the dealing floor at ICAP in London: a rise in oil majors helped pushed the UK’s top share index to an all-time high on Thursday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Irish shares rose to an eight-month high on Thursday, driven by CRH, Kingspan and Bank of Ireland, as equity markets globally surged on the back of st(...)

Aryzta has appointed Frederic Pflanz as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish baked goods maker, has appointed Frederic Pflanz as the company’s new chief financial officer. Mr Pflanz (49) joins the compa(...)

Wall Street shares were flat as James Comey’s testimony began, then rose modestly as investors digested his performance. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

It was dubbed “Super Thursday” by market-watchers, as the UK general election, a key Senate hearing in Washington and a meeting of the European Centra(...)

Irish Distillers said value growth for Jameson whiskey product rose 20 per cent for the six months ending December 31st.

Jameson, the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey, continued to record impressive sales in the latter part of 2016, with volume growth up 16 per cent. (...)

Rémy Cointreau’s Rémy Martin cognac division saw half-year operating profit rise 9.1 per cent on a like-for-like basis to €101.9 million. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

French spirits group Rémy Cointreau expressed confidence in year-end profit targets on Thursday after a recovery in demand for cognac in China and in (...)

In the US, Pernod’s biggest market, Jameson is driving growth in the Irish whiskey category, which has expanded alongside a bourbon revival.

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second-largest distiller, reported sales growth that beat estimates as demand for its Jameson Irish whiskey surged in the U(...)

The New York Stock Exchange earlier on Tuesday: the S&P and the Nasdaq were on track for their best day this month. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Rising commodity prices pulled shares higher and the dollar slipped from a seven-month peak on Tuesday, while sterling jumped on suggestions the UK pa(...)

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, German.

A broad-based rally pushed European stocks to the biggest advance in almost a month on optimism monetary policy will remain supportive of growth. Min(...)

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