Porsche: Car firm’s results due on Friday. Photograph:  Nicolas Mollo/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Apple; First Bancorp; First Data; Halliburton; Xerox. Meetings: Preparing for Industry 4.0 (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown). (...)

Permanent TSB was weighed down by exceptionals in its full-year figures, and slipped 7.28 per cent to €2.80. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European shares advanced for the first day in three as investors speculated on further stimulus from the European Central Bank when it meets on Thursd(...)

 McDonald’s: results out on Monday. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Amgen; Ferrari; Halliburton; McDonald’s; Wincor Nixdorf. Meetings: Cyber and data security briefing (Clarion Hotel, Cork). Indicators: (...)

Apple: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: TNT Express. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Sept); German IFO business climate (Oct); US Dallas Fed manufacturing index (Oct); US new (...)

Novartis kicked off a new era in US medicine on Thursday with the launch of the first “biosimilar” copy of a biotechnology drug approved in the United(...)

A robotic arm works above a tray of samples at an AstraZenenca Plc facility Photograph: NewsCast/AstraZeneca Plc via Bloomberg

AstraZeneca’s hopes of topping $45 billion in revenue by 2023 have been dealt a blow by a problem with an experimental psoriasis drug that the drugmak(...)

Bank of Ireland was the standout stock on the Dublin market on Monday, according to one analyst. The bank’s shares  finished at 36 cent

European shares reversed early losses and closed up yesterday, with persistent concerns about Greece’s debt situation offset by optimism that a reshu(...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi and Novartis have the three top new drugs set to reach the market in 2015, among 11 products each with $1 billion-plus sa(...)

In Dublin Ryanair rose by more than 1.3 per cent as investors greeted the news that its board has ratified a push into the transatlantic market in coming years

Germany’s Dax raced to record highs on Monday, part of an extended rally of the European stock market driven by investors’ expectations that a weaken(...)

Pfizer has offered $90 per share in cash for Hospira Photograph: Reuters

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has offered to buy Hospira for about $15 billion (€13bn) to boost its portfolio of generic injectible drugs and biosimilar(...)