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Japan's government has downgraded its assessment of the economy in March for the first time in three years, blaming a bruising US-China trade war for slumping exports and industrial output.
Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened today.
UK housebuilder Kier Group today posted a 14.5% slump in first-half underlying earnings on higher expenses.
Alphabet's Google is to launch a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia this year, as the company attempts to capitalise on its cloud technology and global network of data centres.
Handbag maker Hermes, one of the luxury brands still riding high on strong demand from Asian clients, said today it had not observed any change in sales trends so far this year.
Sean Quinn's family used the Quinn Group as their "personal bank" the High Court has been told.
Netflix will not be part of Apple's new video streaming service, boss Reed Hastings has told US media.
Hong Kong plans to build one of the world's largest artificial islands with an eye-watering $79 billion price tag, city officials said today.
Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest producers of aluminium, today battled to contain a cyber attack which hit parts of its production, sending its shares lower and aluminium prices higher.
International banking group, Citi, says its new investment arm has started trading across Europe out of Frankfurt, following its move there in anticipation of Brexit.
Co Clare engineering company Mincon said its operating profit for the year to the end of December rose by 16% to more than €16.3m.
Brexit has ensured that the question of the partition of the island of Ireland is once again centre stage
The cruise industry is worth €50 million to Irish tourism but an announcement by Dublin Port that it will reduce the number of passenger ships coming into the capital from 2021 has been met with concern.
A UK restaurant chain is planning to open 20 new restaurants around the country over the next five years, creating 600 new jobs.
Prime Time's Fran McNulty examines the likelihood Cork can make the Event Centre happen.
UK supermarket Sainsbury's and its takeover target Asda have committed to deliver £1 billion of lower prices annually by the third year after completion of their proposed £7.3 billion deal.
Fuel forecourt and service station operator Applegreen has announced a gross profit of €282.3m for 2018 - up more than 55% year-on-year.
Fifteen not-for-profit organisations are to share €1 million in grants provided by Google.org, as part of an Impact Challenge organised by the internet giant's philanthropic arm.
UK employers increased their hiring at the fastest pace in more than three years in the three months to January as the country's labour market defied the broader weakness in the overall economy as Brexit approached.
A panel of advisers to the German government slashed its growth forecast for this year to 0.8%.