Ryanair Holdings climbed 2.29% to €10.96 despite news that Germany would bail out the Irish airline group’s rival, Deutsche Lufthansa. File photograph: Getty

Shares rose yesterday as investors’ hopes that countries would begin easing Covid-19 restrictions grew. However, London was closed for the spring ban(...)

A man in a face mask walks past the ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ mural in Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Dubbed “the great pause”, the suspension of much commercial life during the Covid-19 pandemic has been alarming and stressful for many, and plain weir(...)

Patrick Collison (left) with brother John Collison, giving an interview to Bloomberg in San Francisco. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Tech entrepreneur brothers Patrick and John Collison have again made it on to the Forbes billionaires’ list, holding positions ahead of the club’s lon(...)

French luxury group LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault addresses the shareholders general meeting in Paris

Luxury-goods mogul Bernard Arnault has been hard hit by the spread of the coronavirus, losing more financially than anyone else in the world. He has (...)

Tiffany & Co assortment of ladders, not for sale, New York. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Image of the week: Bernard at Tiffany’s All France’s richest man wanted for Christmas was US jeweller Tiffany & Co. The Bernard Arnault-chaired L(...)

The flagship store of Tiffany on Fifth Avenue in New York. Photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

French luxury conglomerate LVMH agreed to buy Tiffany and for more than $16 billion (€14.5 billion) in the largest luxury-goods deal ever, raising the(...)

Earthbound – for now – Richard Branson rings the bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Image of the week: Galactic ambition With the stock ticker SPCE, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings launched this week, not into space, but o(...)

The logo of luxury  retailer Tiffany & Co is seen on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

LVMH has offered $14.5 billion for jeweler Tiffany and Co in a bid that could result in chairman Bernard Arnault’s biggest ever takeover and expand th(...)

A takeover of Tiffany would mark one of LVMH’s largest-ever acquisitions.

France’s LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group by sales, has approached jeweller Tiffany & Co about a takeover that would see the US company know(...)

Gilbert & George at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. ‘They don’t want to let us go back to the hotel for a rest. I’ve found a way to deal with this. Now, I say, would you mind? You see, we have to masturbate.’  Photograph: Jean Picon

The most famous couple in the art world, Gilbert & George seem their habitual debonair selves at a lunch in their honour for the opening of their (...)

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