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Warren Buffett: The “sage of Omaha” said he was still willing to invest in Britain. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has said he is “ready to buy something in the UK tomorrow”, handing a big endorsement to Britain ahead of Brexit. (...)

Kraft Heinz took a $15 billion (€13 billion) writedown in February to reflect a decline in the value of some of its biggest brands

Kraft Heinz’s chief executive is leaving the food company after a profit warning that shook the global consumer goods industry. Bernardo Hees will be(...)

Donald Trump checks his notes in Burnsville, Minnesota. Photograph: Jim Watson / AFP.

Image of the week: On the ropes As the Brexit contingent take a relative breather (Theresa May has gone hill-walking in Wales), there’s plenty of tim(...)

Trade was mixed on Thursday as markets prepared for the long Easter weekend. Photograph: Reuters

Trade was mixed on Thursday as markets prepared to shut down for the long Easter weekend. DUBLIN Insulation specialist Kingspan rose 1.85 per cent t(...)

Photograph: iStock

Britain’s FTSE 100 fell as downbeat euro-zone PMI data emerged and investors booked profits before the Easter weekend. The FTSE 100 was down 0.3 per (...)

Draper Esprit’s recent investments include start-up bank N26, which operates in Ireland.

Dublin and London-listed venture capital company Draper Esprit said on Monday that it was “on track” to meet its net asset value growth expectations f(...)

Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf plunged to two-year lows after it issued a shock warning about its 2019 operating margins. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer

European shares ended a rally as a warning from Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf took the glow off consumer stocks, prompting an outbreak of caution (...)

Up to 98 per cent of Kraft’s sales before the merger with Heinz were in North America.

Warren Buffett never bets against the US, the country where he built his fortune. “The record of American business has been extraordinary. . .We are l(...)

Having surveyed 235 products on the market, Ibec found that sugar intake fell 8 per cent between 2005 and 2017. Photograph: iStock

About 1.2kg of sugar was removed annually from children’s diets between 2005 and 2017, a study into the food and drink sector has found. Research fro(...)

Mattel shares dropped 3.3%  – company said demand for its iconic Barbie doll was slowing.

European shares dipped on Tuesday as a disappointing update from HSBC hit the heavyweight banking sector and a rally fuelled by optimism about a possi(...)

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