Dixons Carphone trades as Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse in Ireland and the UK

Dixons Carphone sees profit at top end of forecast

25 May Consumer electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone estimated full-year profit towards the top half of its previous range, boosted by strong performance in its mobile phone business in the UK.

Oil prices move towards $50 a barrel

Oil nears $50 as US inventories fall

25 May Oil prices edged towards $50 a barrel in Asian trade today after a larger than expected dip in US stockpiles resulting from wildfires that have disrupted oil production in Canada.

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

Today in the press

25 May Plans to establish vast Hollywood-style film studios in Dublin, directly employing almost 3,000 people, are at an advanced stage and are likely to be announced shortly, the Irish Times has learned.

Irish SMEs generate 19% of their turnover online compared to an EU average of 17%

Irish firms are EU's most internet-savvy

24 May The European Commission says Irish businesses rank as the most online-savvy in the EU but consumers here remain poorly provided for in terms of access to high-speed internet services.

Mark Carney said there was no political bias at the Bank of England

Bank of England chief defends Brexit comments

24 May Bank of England boss Mark Carney has denied accusations of giving out Treasury Brexit "propaganda" and said it was his job to "come straight with the British people" over the risks.