Employees work in front of computer screens at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Friday, setting them on course for a weekly loss, as investors were unnerved by conflicting signals from Greece’s debt talks a(...)

China’s stock market rally is creating two billionaires a week. Even a recent equities slump has failed to halt the momentum. A total of nine n(...)

In the first quarter Kingfisher put agreements in place with two national retailers to take over its lease agreements on 14 B&Q stores over the next two years. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, met analysts’ expectations for first-quarter earnings and reached agreements to complete almos(...)

The NewsWhip Dublin team, including co-founders Andrew Mullaney (third left) and Paul Quigley (fourth left), pose at the Molly Malone statue in Dublin

NewsWhip, a Dublin- and New York-based company that tracks and analyses content posted on social media, has received investment of more than $1.6 mill(...)

Up and away: Aer Lingus  stock closed  yesterday 1.5 per cent up at €2.43. Photograph: Alan Betson

European shares rebounded on Wednesday from a one-week low the day before, supported by the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors. T(...)

Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs and chief commercial officer David O’Brien announce the airline’s end-of-year results.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ryanair will focus on key European markets such as Germany to drive growth this year, its executives said after releasing results showing it made €8(...)

A bid for Time Warner Cable, the second-largest US cable company, would be the boldest move yet for French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Merger talks over Time Warner Cable are pitting French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi against his former boss, media mogul John Malone. A bid for Time W(...)

Emirates National Oil, owner of 53 per cent of Dragon, said it intends to offer 735 pence a share, a premium of 44 per cent from March 13th, the day before the talks were initially disclosed. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Emirates National Oil Co. proposed to buy the shares in Dragon Oil Plc it doesn’t already own, valuing the Dubai-based producer at about £3.6 billion (...)

Vodafone has bought individual cable operators in certain European markets but a purchase of Liberty would broaden its fixed-line business in one go

Vodafone’s shares jumped 4 per cent after the chairman of Liberty Global, John Malone, said the two companies would make a “great fit”, reigniting lon(...)

The Anchorage:  will show a net return of around 5 per cent when a number of rent reviews are completed

New Ireland Assurance has emerged as the surprise purchaser of The Anchorage, a seven-year-old office building in Dublin’s south docks, which will sh(...)