Planet Business

In Numbers: Sky’s not the limit £10.2 million Average cost (€13.8 million) to Sky and BT of broadcasting each live English Premier League match under (...)

 Sky, 39 per cent owned by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and synonymous with top-level English soccer,  says it will  pay for the new contract by finding savings elsewhere and setting limited price rises for customers. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Britain’s dominant pay-TV firm Sky is counting the cost of its record bid to retain the rights for top-flight English soccer, with a falling share pri(...)

Sky have agreed  to fork out €5.36 billion over the three seasons starting in August of next year for 378 Premier League games. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Those who flip the burgers and tend the car parks at Premier League grounds may cling to the hope that the new Sky and BT deals will result in someth(...)

For many golf fans the British Open will disappear in 2017 when one of the BBC’s crown jewels moves to Sky. Is the Six Nations next to fall? In these (...)

Analysts warned that now that the European Central Bank had decided to use its veto on Greek bonds, a solution to the country’s debt crisis had to be found quickly.

A fall in Greek shares, sparked by the European Central Bank’s decision to stop accepting the country’s bonds, held back stock markets yesterday. A(...)

Shares in Aer Lingus traded down 3.7 per cent to €2.15 as opposition built towards the proposed €2.55-a-share offer from  International Airlines Group. Photograph: Alan Betson

but have still posted their best monthly performance in more than three years, lifted by hopes the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing progra(...)

Volatile currency swings negatively impacted revenue at BT group’s Irish subsidiary to the tune of £6 million (€7.9 million), the company’s latest qua(...)

Block C in Dundrum Office Park: will give the purchaser an attractive return of 12 per cent

The strong demand evident right through 2014 for secure property investments is expected to be repeated as the new season gets under way with the pla(...)

Leinster might be able to obtain a licence to sell alcohol inside the Aviva Stadium for a Good Friday quarter-final, but there would still be a huge loss economically to the local area. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Leinster are adamantly opposed to their European Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath at the Aviva Stadium taking place on Good Friday. The qua(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)