Lidl has more than 12,000 stores worldwide including 210 in Ireland and a market value of close to €10bn. File photograph: The Irish Times

German grocery chain Lidl has appointed Irish man Ken McGrath as its new deputy chairman with responsibility for the group’s global business. The com(...)

Traders monitor prices in the S&P options pit shortly after the open on the Cboe Global Markets trading floor,  in Chicago on Wednesday. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

German shares logged their best day in six weeks on Wednesday, leading the charge among European shares, as sentiment was lifted by signs of progress (...)

Joachim Lang, director general of the Federation of German Industries (BDI): we reject any sort of expiry date attached to the backstop

German business stands unwaveringly behind the backstop and will not support “any sort of expiry date” attached to it, the country’s top business lea(...)