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The Nike case was launched in June, 2017 as part of Brussels’ crackdown on restrictions on retailers that prevent people buying from websites based in another member state, so-called geo-blocking, which is a breach of the EU’s competition rules.

Brussels fined Nike €12.5 million for unlawfully restricting cross-border sales of football shirts, scarves and other merchandise, raising prices and (...)

Body and Soul founder Avril Stanley:  “The acts we like are that little bit more unique. Headliners have never been part of our passion.” Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

It is so calm in Avril Stanley’s office that I wonder if I have come to the wrong place. “I need the quiet to think,” says the creator of Body and Sou(...)

By 2050 there will be roughly 12 billion tonnes of plastic litter in landfills and the environment.

Trying to live sustainably can sometimes feel like an uphill trek without one clear-cut path to the mountaintop. Often a product that might be environ(...)

Within a few days, I had many, many lists. They were proliferating as rampantly as Starbucks outlets in an upwardly-mobile urban environment. File photograph: iStockPhoto

As part of my vague aspirations towards self-improvement – which fall short of doing things that might extend my life, like giving up wine, or revisit(...)

A night bazaar in Hyderabad.

There’s barely time to take in the size of the mirror-panelled headquarters of ICICI Bank in Hitech City housing 22,000 employees – it’s so humongous (...)

Former chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz has said he is considering a run for president of the US, as an independent. Photograph: Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images

This week the bid to take on Donald Trump, the presumed Republican nominee in the 2020 presidential election, stepped up a gear. Senator Kamala Harri(...)

Bank of Ireland finished down 4.3 per cent at €5.45 as sentiment turned negative against banking stocks.

European shares finished higher but lost some of their earlier gains, after a bounce in tech stocks was offset by a late slide among banks following d(...)

Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee: “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

California senator Kamala Harris has become the latest Democrat to announce a run for the US presidency, joining an already crowded field ahead of nex(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

Women’s names written on post it in different colours

This “choosing a baby name” lark is a very serious business. Whatever you name your baby, after all, is the name you’re likely to say most in your lif(...)

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