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Kingfisher said it remained comfortable with full year 2017-18 consensus underlying pretax profit expectations of £785 million. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, reported a small fall in underlying sales in its latest quarter, with a weak performance in Fr(...)

Kingfisher made an underlying pretax profit of £440 million (€495 million) in the six months to July 31st. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected 1 per cent rise in first-half profit but said it (...)

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index fell 0.6 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

A three-day winning streak for European shares came to an end on Thursday as banks fell following a set of cautious minutes from the US Federal Reserv(...)

B&Q was the main disappointment. Its like-for-like sales fell 4.7 per cent versus expectations for a 3 per cent fall

Kingfisher, which operates eight B&Q stores in Ireland, reported worse than expected quarterly sales at its British business due to a drop in dema(...)

DIY retailer B&Q urged Leo Varadkar to cut job seekers’ benefit before he was elevated to taoiseach, so that it could find it easier to hire summer staff, the Sunday Business Post claims.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sports Direct, the UK sports retailer founded by Mike Ashley, has approached Dunne Stores, led by Margaret Heffernan, with a view to buying up to seve(...)

Kingfisher shares slumped 5 per cent to 340.5p in morning trading. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sales at B&Q owner Kingfisher dipped in the first quarter after a slowdown at the firm’s French division hit its performance. The group posted a (...)

Jes Staley, CEO  Barclays bank. Photograph: Reuters

Barclays’ chief executive Jess Staley faces the City this week for the first time since the scandal erupted over his ill-advised attempts to unmask a (...)

In Britain, a drag on overall first-quarter economic growth now looks all but certain unless March sees an unprecedentedly large jump in sales, according to the Office for National Statistics.

British retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest slide in nearly seven years as higher fuel prices eroded shoppers’ disposa(...)

As Theresa May’s trigger finger gets itchy – article 50 is due to be activated by the end of the month – the lion’s share of intrigue will be  on how the next two years might alter Irish-UK trade relations. Photograph: Bloomberg

MONDAY Results: YouGov Indicators: Euro zone labour cost index and wage growth (Q4) Meetings: Girls in Tech launch event (Bank of Ireland, Grand(...)

Employees  at Combilift’s facility in Co Monaghan: the firm is to deliver 50 Aisle-Master forklifts to  Kingfisher later this year

Monaghan-based Combilift has signed a €1 million contract with Europe’s largest home improvement retailer Kingfisher during a trade visit to France. (...)

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