Empathy, which has grown sales by over 200 per cent since 2016, reported revenues of €5.7 million and pretax profits of €1.5 million in 2017

The Irish company behind discount deals and rewards website Pigsback. com has been bought by UK online travel group Secret Escapes for an undisclosed (...)

Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi of Perfect Day, a company that is developing synthetic milk

A Cork-born biotechnology company that is seeking to bring synthetic milk to market has raised a further $34.75 million (€30.5 million) in investment.(...)

A WeWork common space in New York. Photograph: Cole Wilson/The New York Times

Shared office space provider WeWork has secured an additional $3 billion (€2.65 billion) in funding from Japan’s SoftBank Group, according to an inves(...)

People visit a showroom of Ant Financial in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province

Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China’s biggest online payment platform, on Friday said it raised around $14 billion in what market watchers(...)

Using the Prime Now app, customers in Singapore  can get tens of thousands of items. Photograph: Reuters

Amazon’s entry into Southeast Asia has been marred by a delivery problem. After introducing its Prime Now two-hour delivery service to Singapore on T(...)

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika, sit in a petri dish at a research institute. File photograph: AP

Twenty million doctored mosquitoes are to be released in California over the next 20 weeks by a company owned by Google’s parent company in a bid to k(...)

An investment company of Chinese property magnate Cheung Chung Kiu is interested in the Leadenhall building, also known as the “Cheesegrater”  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British Land and joint venture partner Oxford Properties are in advanced talks to sell the “Cheesegrater” skyscraper in London, the company said on Tu(...)

Patrick Collison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Stripe. The company, which is backed by Sequoia Capital and PayPal founders Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, was valued at $5 billion when it raised funds from Visa last year. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Stripe launches in Singpore

After expanding to two dozen countries across the globe, the startup founded by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison in 2009 chose Singapore a(...)

Virtu, which uses automated market-making strategies to buy and sell everything from stocks to currencies and commodities, is in the early stages of opening an operation in China. (Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Virtu Financial, one of the world’s biggest high-speed trading firms, wants to set up shop in China. Virtu, which uses automated market-making strateg(...)

Three people have been rescued from the  boat which sank in China killing  21 people. Photograph: Reuters.

Chinese authorities have confirmed that 21 people were killed and one was missing after a tug boat undergoing sea trials sank in the Yangtze river,(...)

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