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Irish domestic deals totalled $4.8 billion, a six-year high. Photograph: iStock

Acquisitions of foreign companies by Irish-headquartered businesses reached a three-year high last year, despite a decline in the number of transactio(...)

Jan Rogers Kniffen, a retail consultant, said of the current levels of discounting: ‘Outside of a recession, it’s the deepest I’ve seen.’

US department stores and clothing retailers, trying to weather the continued onslaught of online shopping, are resorting to some of the biggest discou(...)

Rising trade truce expectations, upbeat domestic economic data and robust third-quarter earnings have put the main US indices back on an upward track. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/ Reuters

European stocks rose for the third straight session on Tuesday, lifted by hopes that the ongoing negotiations between United States and China would yi(...)

Masked protesters run past at Diamond Hill station in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing abruptly dropped its £29.6 billion unsolicited takeover bid for London Stock Exchange Group after opposition from the(...)

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London Stock Exchange Group has formally rejected a takeover proposal from Asian rival Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saying the bid has “fundamen(...)

Boris Johnson is the current highest profile exponent of this art. The UK’s new prime minister has evoked a “can do spirit” to defeat “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters”, whom he believes threaten Brexit

Three cheers for positive thinking! The evidence suggests instilling what the psychologists call “positive affect” has a variety of knock-on benefits.(...)

Glanbia chief executive Siobhán Talbot. The company’s share price was down 8.2% to €10.83 on Thursday.

European shares ended higher on Thursday as strong earnings from British American Tobacco and a multibillion dollar merger in the financial sector hel(...)

Pedestrians bundle up in sub-freezing temperatures on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nati Harnik/PA

A wave of Arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the country’s Northeast on Thursday but was expect(...)