Attendees record the final sales tally at an event at Alibaba’s headquarters marking Singles Day. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Alibaba Day Alibaba’s annual Singles Day sales extravaganza/mass-scale marketing wheeze remains one of the more intriguing ecommer(...)

Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of sportwear retailer Sports Direct. Photograph: Darren Staples/File Photo/Reuters

Another season and another sale withers on the vine for one of the last big clubs up for grabs in the world’s richest soccer league. But the difficult(...)

The three final overseas bidders for a portfolio of up to €2 billion of non-performing AIB loans are using Irish-regulated vehicles to overcome mounting political opposition to portfolios being bought by firms beyond the Central Bank’s oversight.

Apple beat revenue and profit expectations in its March quarter as it sold 52.2 million iPhones, barely below Wall Street targets and showing some res(...)

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is already dealing with weaker growth and a lower share price. Photograph: PA

Mike Ashley, the British billionaire behind embattled retailer Sports Direct International and Heatons in Ireland, has grappled with declining growth,(...)

 Sports Direct: The group, controlled by Newcastle United FC billionaire owner Mike Ashley, said the increase will apply to casual workers as well as all of its directly employed staff. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Under-fire retailer Sports Direct International has pledged to pay its employees above the national minimum wage from January 1st, in a move which wil(...)

Heatons was 50%-owned by Sports Direct, which then agreed to buy it outright.

A legal action by Irish shareholders in the Heatons retail stores arising out of an agreement to sell the shareholding to UK Sports Direct Internation(...)

C&C remained broadly flat yesterday, dipping by just 0.14 per cent, although volumes were relatively heavy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq dipped for a second day along with many exchanges globally, as a shutdown of the US government continued and a gauge of service-industry acti(...)