Europe’s largest private owner of forests could be split up. Photograph: Getty Images

Svenska Cellulosa, Europe’s largest private owner of forests, will create two divisions, one for forest products and another for consumer products, in(...)

 China’s government has implemented a series of top-heavy measures to manipulate a market turnaround.  Photo: Getty Images

Emerging-market stocks rose the most in two years and currencies strengthened as Chinese shares ended the steepest five-day rout since 1996 and invest(...)

The arrangements using charities are part of tax-efficient structured finance deals aimed at attracting the institutions to set up “special purpose vehicles”in Ireland to house the high-risk assets. A team of economists from the Central Bank last month published a report on the use of these types of structures

Matheson, Ireland’s biggest corporate tax firm, uses three charities registered to “relieve poverty and distress” to help hedge funds and banks pay le(...)

 Noel Smyth: Fitzwilliam Partners is continuing the policy of buying retail properties adjoining Arnotts

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam Partners, which has gained control of the Arnotts Group, is continuing the policy of buying adjoining retail properties. The(...)

Eugene Murtagh, chairman, and Gene Murtagh, CEO Kingspan Group. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Kingspan was one of the first in its sector to begin drawing in its horns when recession loomed in the closing years of the last decade and it now app(...)

Wall Street: US crude was at a six-year low, on track for its eighth straight weekly decline.  Photograph:  Peter Morgan/Reuters

US and European shares suffered their worst one-day fall in nearly four years on Friday amid growing concerns over China’s economy hit world markets.(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq slumped by 1.2 per cent as a worsening rout in emerging markets and a plunge in oil sparked a broad selloff in US and European stocks. Conce(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: questions are being asked about why the UK government is selling its 36.5 per cent stake in King’s Cross now, when it is only expected to raise £360 million. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/PA Wire

As if to prove there are still government employees working in August, the UK chancellor fired the starting gun on the sale of London’s King’s Cross p(...)

Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)

Skyscrapers in the City of London. The FTSE extended recent declines on Monday as continued weakness in metals prices saw mining shares hit multi-year lows. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s top share index extended recent declines on Monday as continued weakness in metals prices saw mining shares hit multi-year lows. Britain’s (...)