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B&Q owner Kingfisher says it had seen a surge in demand during  the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: iStock

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher on Thursday reported a 17.4 per cent jump in underlying sales over the third quarter to October 31st as it contin(...)

Bank of Ireland was 2.2 per cent lower, while AIB lost 1.4 per cent. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

A jump in oil and tobacco shares helped European stocks close higher on Tuesday, with the main indexes partially recovering from a sell-off triggered (...)

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher, owner of B&Q,  reported a 23.1 per cent rise in first-half profit. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher reported a 23.1 per cent rise in first half profit, driven by a strong sales recovery in its second quarter as c(...)

Screwfix, which is owned by DIY giant Kingfisher, has more than 600 stores in total with plans to grow this to 800.

Hardware retailer Screwfix, which opened in the Republic for the first time last December, has announced plans to open a further 10 stores by the end (...)

Banks, while also reversing gains, underperformed the wider market on the day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares slid on Wednesday as escalating US-China tensions and a surge in coronavirus cases dented sentiment after an EU-wide debt deal sent th(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. He  said a full economic recovery was unlikely until the public was confident that Covid-19  was under control. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European shares rose for a second day on Wednesday as expectations of further US economic stimulus offset fears of a new wave of Covid-19 outbreaks af(...)

The markets will await US manufacturing, services and composite purchasing managers’ index flash for March. Photograph: Getty

This Week: March 23rd  Monday Results: Mincon Group. Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence flash (March); German import prices (February). (...)

Ferries operator Irish Continental Group rose 2.2 per cent to €5.11

European shares closed higher on Tuesday after a choppy session, with technology stocks helped as US chipmaker group Microchip Technology raised its s(...)

Screwfix’s new store in Sandyford, Co Dublin

Hardware retailer Screwfix has opened three stores in the Republic as part of a plan that could see its estate expand to 40 stores in the “coming year(...)

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher, which owns B&Q,  slumped 7 per cent. Photograph: PA

European shares fell on Wednesday as concerns over US-China trade escalated after the US Senate passed legislation backing human rights protesters in (...)

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