Sentiment in Europe's top economy has been fading

German consumer confidence steadies

24 Oct Consumer confidence in Germany has stopped falling, as households appear to be no longer fazed by concerns about the economic fallout from geopolitical crises, a new poll found this morning.

Feargal Quinn says Irish Water did not initially have the right to seek PPS numbers

Quinn to challenge Irish Water's PPS requirement

24 Oct Independent Senator, Feargal Quinn has said he intends to publish a Bill in the Seanad seeking the removal of powers from Irish Water to request citizens to provide their Personal Public Service Numbers.

Sales of Microsofts Surface tablet more than doubled to $908m from $400m last year

Microsoft quarterly sales beat expectations

24 Oct Microsoft last night reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.

TSB said its third quarter pretax profit rose to £33.1m, up 29% from the second quarter

New bank TSB picks up customers as Q3 profits rise

24 Oct New British bank TSB said it was picking up nearly one in ten of all new current accounts being opened in the UK and its third quarter profits jumped more than a quarter from the previous period.

Amazon's quarterly profits disappoint investors

Amazon stock plunges as loss widens

24 Oct Amazon said last night that its loss in the last quarter widened to $437m after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programmes.

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Sales of Microsofts Surface tablet more than doubled to $908m from $400m last year

Microsoft quarterly sales beat expectations

24 Oct Microsoft last night reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.