Aer Lingus surprised observers to close up 7.7 per cent at €2.67

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years yesterday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)

Warren Buffet’s $30 billion-plus purchase of Precision Castparts is the biggest M&A deal announced so far this year

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have climbed close to a record high this year, accelerated by a trio of multibillion-dollar deals in the US,(...)

Business jets  at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (Labace) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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In numbers: Sliced bread is toast 5 Percentage drop in UK bread sales last year, with another 4 per cent decline expected this year, according to rese(...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)

Kraft’s net revenue fell to $4.52 billion from $4.75 billion, while Heinz’s revenue fell to $2.62 billion from $2.73 billion

Kraft Heinz, the packaged food company formed by the merger of ketchup maker Heinz and Kraft Foods said sales fell 4.9 per cent at Kraft and 4.1 per c(...)

 Warren Buffett, chief executive and chairman of  Berkshire Hathaway: company announced it will buy aircraft parts company Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Warren Buffett struck the largest deal of his life as Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy engineering group Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion (€33.7b(...)

In May, Berkshire celebrated 50 years under the control of  Warren  Buffett, who turned an ailing textile company into the largest conglomerate in the US, with a market capitalisation today of $354 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is closing in on its biggest acquisition as it negotiates a deal worth about $30 billion to buy Precision Castpart(...)

Former FBD chief executive Andrew Langford pictured with chairman Michael Berkery.

FBD ha said its plans to meet new solvency rules next year are on track as the Irish insurer struggles to return to profit and Andrew Langford unexpec(...)

Bailouts are something of a national obsession in this country, so there will be some relief in Government circles this week that VHI has managed to r(...)

VHI extended its reinsurance arrangement with Berkshire Hathaway by four years in 2014

Ciarán Hancock State-owned VHI has raised €90 million in subordinated debt from Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway to boost its reserve(...)