Shares erased a decline of as much as 0.8 per cent after an official said Greece’s creditors proposed a five-month extension to the aid programme and €15.5 billion in disbursements to help seal a debt agreement. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European stocks were little changed, after swinging between gains and losses, as investors weighed the possibility of a successful outcome to last- d(...)

CRH attributed an enterprise value of about £414 million to UK brick maker Ibstock. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A UK brick company sold by CRH six months ago in a £414 million (€578 million) deal is being prepared for a flotation with a highly ambitious valua(...)

The competition watchdog seized thousands of documents when it raided the offices of Irish Cement, a subsidiary of industrial giant CRH. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State’s competition watchdog will go to the High Court next month as part of its probe into alleged anti-competitive practices in the cement indus(...)

Bank of Ireland gave up 2 per cent, to close down at €0.35, but Permanent TSB went a little stronger, adding 8 cent, or 1.9 per cent, to close up at €4.33, albeit on not much volume. Photograph: Andy Zakeli

Greece dragged European stocks to their lowest level in almost four months yesterday after weekend debt talks between the Mediterranean nation and (...)

Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

HSBC: the new   plan from Europe’s biggest bank failed to impress markets after investors  questioned whether its pledge to shed almost 50,000 jobs would be enough to lift earnings. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European shares fell yesterday on weak economic data out of China and uncertainty about Greece’s debt negotiations. US stocks were little changed af(...)

Ryanair  had a quiet day trading down 0.5 per cent at €11.70, which was roughly in line with industry rivals. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

European shares dropped on Friday, weighed down by a slump in the Athens stock market, which slid to one-month lows after Greece delayed a debt payme(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

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 results – with full-year profit  rising 66 per cent to €867 million – sent the stock soaring by as much as 8 per cent, with shares closing up 5 per cent at €11.40. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Markets were subdued yesterday, as Britain’s top share index hit a two-week closing low, and German and French indices finished the day in the red.(...)