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Bucking the trend, housebuilders were in vogue, with Cairn Homes up 0.8 per cent at €1.30, while Glenveagh Properties increased by 0.2 per cent to 87c.

Ireland’s Iseq stocks index declined on Wednesday, dragged down by market heavyweights AIB and Ryanair, as global markets were generally underpinned a(...)

Jeff Bezos has embarked on an Indian charm offensive. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Jeff Bezos began a visit to India with effusive praise and investment pledges, just days after an antitrust watchdog ordered an investigation into Ama(...)

Pointy co-founders Mark Cummins  and Charles Bibby: established the company in 2014 and will share $80 million-plus  for their 51 per cent stake in the business.

Google has paid a reported $160 million (€144 million) for Dublin tech firm Pointy that will deliver an $80 million-plus payday for the company’s foun(...)

Sony produced a concept car to showcase its sensor capabilities. Photograph: ROBYN BECK/AFP

Behind all the glitz and the hype, the Consumer Electronics Show is a good place to spot some of the biggest trends shaping the tech industry. Here ar(...)

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons all suffered declines in sales over the Christmas period.

Morrisons was the big loser as Britain’s major food retailers endured their worst Christmas since 2014, hurt by intense competition and sustained cons(...)

Villagers in Xinjiang are taken  to cotton farms, sometimes hundreds of miles away. They pick the crop that ends up in Chinese clothing factories. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

The order from Chinese officials was blunt and urgent. Villagers from Muslim minorities should be pushed into jobs, willing or not. Quotas would be se(...)

Jan Rogers Kniffen, a retail consultant, said of the current levels of discounting: ‘Outside of a recession, it’s the deepest I’ve seen.’

US department stores and clothing retailers, trying to weather the continued onslaught of online shopping, are resorting to some of the biggest discou(...)

An Amazon worker packs items at the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Peterborough, east England.

Millions of Americans were avoiding shopping malls and instead reaching for their smartphones to land Black Friday bargains, fuelling a boom in online(...)

An earnings report from the US’s largest retailer, Walmart,  suggested the consumer was in solid shape.

US retail sales recovered by more than expected in October, lifting from a seven month-low and reflecting the continued resilience of American shopper(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European shares closed lower on Thursday as a warning from German carmaker Daimler and weak economic data from major economies added to concerns about(...)

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