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DIY group B&Q saw strong  sales of  “grow your own” plants and other garden products. Photograph:  Ming Yeung/Getty Images

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher reported first-quarter sales significantly ahead of its pre-pandemic performance, helped by strong “grow your own(...)

Kingfisher owns Screwfix and B&Q. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher reported a 20.9 per cent rise in annual profit reflecting a boost to sales from the pandemic and said it had made(...)

The group has been a winner from the coronavirus pandemic.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

DIY retailer Kingfisher has increased its interim dividend by almost 40 per cent and will buy back £300 million (€350 million) of its shares after pro(...)

Screwfix and B&Q are both owned by London-listed Kingfisher. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Screwfix, the trade supplier of electrical, plumbing and building products, will create 140 jobs in the Republic as it opens 11 new stores, its owner (...)

The HSE has agreed to take a unit at North Park in Dublin on behalf of the ambulance service.

Pan-European investor and asset manager M7 Real Estate has secured four new lettings across three schemes within its Dublin portfolio of industrial an(...)

Shares of US cinema chain AMC Entertainment reversed their sharp gains to fall 22.7% after the company launched its second share issue in three days. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European stocks pared losses on Thursday as upbeat euro zone business growth data and strong US jobs data lifted sentiment on a dull day of trading, w(...)

The Iseq overall index managed to rise 1.6%, with Cairn Homes advancing 1.6% to €1.04

European stocks rebounded on Thursday from a slump the previous day as investors took comfort from strong corporate earnings and merger talks in the c(...)

The parent of home improvement retailer B&Q raised its profit outlook as it continued to benefit from robust demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher on Thursday raised its profit outlook as it continued to benefit from robust demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak in the House of Commons in London.

Tesco is leading calls for an online sales tax to be imposed on digital retailers such as Amazon, as UK chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak weighs(...)

Ryanair shares rose after its chief executive Michael O’Leary told BBC Radio 4  he expected a jump in people taking overseas holidays this summer. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

European shares closed little changed yesterday as investors adopted caution ahead of US banking giants kicking off the country’s fourth-quarter earni(...)

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