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Tiffany & Co’s shares tumbled in New York after the jeweller’s latest set of quarterly same-stores sales fell short of expectations and the company said it was investing heavily to turn around its business. Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares advanced on Friday, helped late in the session by robust data from the United States, though stocks across the continent ended the wee(...)

Dyson, which produces bagless vacuum cleaners, says ordinary cleaners become less energy efficient as their bags become clogged with dust.

A top European court adviser has rejected a complaint by British vacuum cleaner firm Dyson that EU energy labels underplay the efficiency of its bagle(...)

The  stock exchange in Frankfurt on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Irish shares fell on Monday in line with European markets as memories of a strong rally globally last week from a recent sell-off faded. The Iseq in(...)

Investments into new onshore and offshore wind projects fell to €22.3 billion across the EU, down 19 per cent from a record €27.5 billion in 2016.

Ireland was among seven EU member states that reported a record 2017 for wind energy, according to the industry group WindEurope. With a 20 per cent (...)

US president Donald Trump and  Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sharpened his rhetoric towards Palestinians on Thursday, threatening to withdraw aid from the region if the Palestinian lead(...)

Richard Branson with Cool Planet founder Norman Crowley at Powerscourt Estate, Co Wicklow the Virgin  Atlantic founder  cut the ribbon and officially launched the world’s first permanent visitor centre dedicated to climate change. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The world’s first visitor centre dedicated to climate change has been opened at Powerscourt House, Co Wicklow, by Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Bran(...)

Brexit ‘probably more a positive than a negative’, said Christer Gardell.

Brexit is making the UK more attractive to investors by depressing valuations, according to Europe’s largest activist shareholder, flush with cash fro(...)

Traders working  the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares lagged their US peers and closed in negative territory on Thursday, as a busy day of central bank meetings failed to provide momentum (...)

Chinese  president Xi Jinping during a visit to Huawei Technologies: Beijing’s leadership is driving national policies to build globally competitive companies but there is   no such vision  among   European leaders. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty

My first job, after leaving University, was as a junior official in the European Commission in Brussels. It was 1983, and I joined the task force of t(...)

The Siemens Gamesa logo is displayed outside the company headquarters in Zumudio, near Bilbao, Spain, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent West

Siemens, Europe’s largest industrial conglomerate, plans to list its €40bn medical solutions division in Frankfurt, setting the stage for Germany’s la(...)

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