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Floor of NYSE on Monday, April 23th. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares edged up on Monday as a rise in US Treasury yields helped lift bank stocks to nearly five-week highs, more than offsetting a disappoin(...)

Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and BP were both up about 1.5 per cent as oil prices hit their highest in over three years after a report that top exporter Saudi Arabia was pushing for higher prices. Photograph: Reuters

Earnings and trade anxiety set the tone on stock markets, amid a mixed slate of results. The FTSE 100 in London rose after commodity stocks were boost(...)

Unilever’s reported turnover fell 5.2 per cent to €12.6 billion in the first quarter, hurt by currency exchange rates. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, reported first-quarter sales figures that met expectations, helped mainly by increases in the volume o(...)

Dermot  Murphy’s departure from Aryzta is the latest at the beleaguered owner of Cusine de France. Photograph: iStock

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has appointed a new European chief , with Gregory Sklikas to succeed Dermot Murphy. Mr Sklikas, former EMEA chief oper(...)

F Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of the world’s largest advertising agency WPP, who has stepped down following allegations of personal misconduct through the misuse of company assets. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, will head into uncharted territory on Monday when it starts life without its founder Martin Sorrell, who(...)

Britvic Ireland managing director  Kevin Donnelly pictured in Ballyfermot. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kevin Donnelly walks into the annex off his office at Britvic’s plant in Kylemore, southwest Dublin, and offers a warm greeting. “Welcome to Ballyferm(...)

Conor Brophy, who joins from national broadcaster RTÉ, also penned a regular column in the ‘Sunday Business Post’

Business journalist Conor Brophy has been appointed as a director of strategic communications at Irish PR firm Teneo PSG. Mr Brophy, who joins from (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as markets react to a trade dispute between China and the United States. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares fell as China’s response to US tariffs fuelled fears of a trade war. DUBLIN The Irish market reflected the rest of Europe. Cider mak(...)

One of Smurfit Kappa’s water initiatives transforms water pollutants into biogas that can be used as fuel in the company’s combined heat and power plants. Photograph: iStock

Smurfit Kappa has joined the United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, demonstrating its commitment to water sustainability. The company wil(...)

The  H&M store in Barcelona: the Swedish clothing firm published lower-than-expected quarterly sales. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

European shares rose on Thursday, after two days of losses, with equities buoyed by good results from companies including insurance heavyweights Munic(...)

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