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British retailer Next beat guidance for sales in the run-up to Christmas.

British clothing retailer Next on Thursday beat guidance for sales in the run-up to Christmas and raised its full-year profit outlook for a fifth time(...)

Mark Brown of Arcadia deli on the Lisburn Road: ‘I’m hoping politicians can do their job and be a bit more pragmatic.’

“In the old days you just picked up the phone or emailed and it came,” says Mark Brown of supplies from Britain for his 90-year-old specialist delicat(...)

Signage on a Boohoo store in London. Boohoo forecast revenue growth for the 2021-2022 year of around 25 per cent File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

British online fashion retailer Boohoo reported a 37 per cent jump in full-year core earnings on Wednesday, benefiting from the rise in digital shoppi(...)

 Insolvency specialist Ken Fennell has worked through the ‘dark days’ of the 1980s, the Irish economy’s subsequent Celtic Tiger growth, the financial crash, and now Covid-19. ‘This will play out differently,’ he says.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With signs that the Covid-19 tide may begin receding this year – albeit much later than many hoped six months ago – the Central Bank of Ireland and ot(...)

 A shopping street in central London: The pandemic has pushed many tenants to the brink.  Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tim Ward has spent more than 30 years building a modest portfolio of retail properties on high streets around the UK. Chellbrook, the company he foun(...)

 A Topshop  store in London. The Topshop Oxford Street building is owned by an Arcadia subsidiary and has been pledged as security to the group’s pension scheme.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Asos confirmed on Monday that it will acquire Arcadia’s Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands in a transaction that will recoup more than £3(...)

Moves underline how online players have gained the upper hand over traditional bricks-and-mortar clothing retailers. File photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty

British online fashion retailers Boohoo and Asos made major expansion moves on Monday, with the former buying the Debenhams brand and the latter in ta(...)

Michael McAteer, newly re-elected managing partner of Grant Thornton Ireland. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

After months of damaging revelations about its former chief executive John Delaney, taking on the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) as an aud(...)

Ryanair flew into the pandemic with a relatively strong balance sheet. Photograph: Eric Luke

How do you weigh up the annus covidius horribilis of 2020 in words that don’t have to be asterisked? It was a year when a virus inflicted a brutal en(...)

Collapse of Arcadia: the pandemic has proven one obstacle too many for the Topshop owner. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Fall of Arcadia In an echo of a trend seen in parts of Asia at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, a mannequin in a central London f(...)

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