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Mackin Group founder Andrew Mackin: “Spend time on personal development that will instil good habits.”

The first four of eight nominees in the International category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are r(...)

Ammonia gas – a nitrogen-based compound – is released during slurry spreading

Going vegan, buying organic, eating locally produced meat and dairy are all seen as ways consumers can help protect the environment, boost animal welf(...)

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Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong readings on China’s vast manufacturing sector offset the weak lead from a softer Wall Street session(...)

A woman crosses a deserted street in Melbourne’s central business district on Wednesday, as the city battles an outbreak of Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister has said he wants to make any potential Covid-19 vaccine mandatory as he outlined plans to “return the country to normal li(...)

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Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest PC maker, smashed expectations with a 31 per cent leap in first-quarter net profit, as the coronavirus pandemic spur(...)

Alan Walsh, chief executive of IPL Plastics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin-headquartered IPL Plastics reported on Wednesday that its earnings slumped 37 per cent in the second quarter as the maker of everything from yo(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. It is held up internationally as the poster child of disease containment but living with the virus requires a different set of policies, more nuanced ones. Photograph: Mark Mitchell/Pool/Getty Images

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, locked down again yesterday after it emerged the country had experienced four new community transmitted cases of(...)

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Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta said it has seen further improvement in its revenue trends in July as economies loosened restrictions imposed to slow th(...)

Toyota warned of a 64 perc ent drop in full-year net profit and reported a slump in quarterly earnings, as the coronavirus pandemic shreds the global carmarket. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

Toyota eked out its smallest quarterly profit in nine years as the coronavirus pandemic halved its car sales and nearly wiped out its bottom line. Ho(...)

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German sportswear firm Adidas said on Thursday it expected to bounce back to profitability in the third quarter after it plunged to a big loss in the (...)

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