Sainsbury's has issued a cautious outlook for the UK supermarket industry

Sainsbury's cautious on outlook, as profits fall

04 May British supermarket Sainsbury's said it did not expect tough trading conditions to lift any time soon as it reported a second year of profit decline in a row, dragged down by its own price cuts.

Société Générale is France's second biggest listed bank

Société Générale unveils new cost cuts

04 May Société Générale has pledged further cost cuts this year as it seeks to reassure investors that its diversified business could withstand a weak start to the year in investment banking.

The ruling is the latest setback for Apple in the lucrative Chinese market

Apple loses "iPhone" trademark dispute in China

04 May Apple has lost a battle for the use of the "iPhone" trademark on leather goods in China after a Beijing court ruled against the world's biggest technology company in favour of a local firm.

Morning business news with Adam Maguire

Morning business news - May 4

04 May Online food delivery service Deliveroo is to create 30 jobs in Limerick as part of its expansion into the city.

A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

Today in the press

04 May Irish officials strongly disputed a ruling by the EU statistical agency which led to a bigger 2015 deficit than foreseen by the Government, it has emerged.

Denis O'Brien says the Government was wrong to back down on Irish Water

O'Brien says government wrong on water charges

03 May Denis O'Brien has criticised the Government's decision to suspend water charges, saying a plan to set up a commission to examine the issue meant it had been "kicked in the air and down the field."