An in-camera double exposure of money and traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchang. Photograph: Mark Abramson/The New York Times

European shares rose on Thursday as daily coronavirus death tolls in Spain and Italy eased, adding to signs that the pandemic was plateauing. The pan-(...)

 Luton-based carrier EasyJet plans to park ‘the majority of its fleet’ from Tuesday. Photograph: PA

EasyJet has apologised to staff after it emerged that a motivational video addressing pilots and cabin crew being asked to make huge financial sacrifi(...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

 Rolls-Royce’s new chief executive Warren East: He was forced to issue a profits warning on only his second day in the job and later in the year shocked the market when he admitted that he could not rule out another warning.  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

When Rolls-Royce last cut its dividend, in 1992, Britain was mired in a long-running recession, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was topping the charts and (...)

The Sainsbury’s-Argos combination will have some 25 million customers, operating a chain of about 2,000 stores. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Argos-owner Home Retail have agreed a £1.3 billion (€1.7bn) deal that will create the UK’s largest non-food retailer(...)

Stelios Haji-Ioanno said Easyhotel is raising money to accelerate growthPhotographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou plans to list his budget hotel chain on the stock market, the first flotation the tycoon has attempted since (...)

 Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer of Burberry Group, and one of only four women chief executives on the FTSE, is on her way to Apple.   Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

The number of women running Britain’s blue chip companies has surged 33 per cent. But before we hang out the bunting and declare the glass ceiling sha(...)

Airlines are notoriously secretive about the sums they pay for their aircraft. The list prices they cite are meaningless. Ryanair is believed to have negotiated a discount of up to 50 per cent from Boeing on its order while analysts put EasyJet’s at 30 to 40 per cent.

You would never guess there’s an economic downturn afflicting Europe at present given the expansion plans being hatched by the continent’s biggest bud(...)

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of EasyJet, said yesterday  the airline industry has entered a period of lower growth due to rising fuel prices. Photograph: Getty Images

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of listed UK airline EasyJet and a serial investor, said yesterday that the airline industry has entered a period of(...)

Dairymaster chief executive Edmond Harty will represent Ireland at the Ernst & Young 2013 World Entrepreneur of the Year competition in Monte Carl(...)