Heineken: results out Monday
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TODAY Results: Heineken; HSBC Holdings; PostNL; Veolia Environnement. Indicators: Japanese Nikkei manufacturing PMI Final (Jul); Irish unemployment ra(...)

Escher’s new contract to supply Permanent TSB with an updated payment services system is worth €920,000 to the Dublin-based software group. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Escher’s new contract to supply Permanent TSB with an updated payment services system across its retail network is worth in excess of $1 million (€920(...)

EasyJet: results on Tuesday

TODAY Results: Actavis; American Apparel. Meetings: VFI annual conference (Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney). Other: Green REIT interim statement; Bank of(...)

Volkswagen: results out on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Mincon Group; Urban Outfitters. Meetings: Eurogroup meeting. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix Investor Confidence (Mar); US lab(...)

Christoph Mueller, who turned around Aer Lingus as it was contending with budget airline Ryanair Holdings, faces a similar task as Malaysia Air struggles to fend off AirAsia Bhd., the region’s biggest low-fare carrier. (Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters)

Christoph Mueller will embark on one of the toughest jobs in aviation, turning around an airline that has lost two jets and 537 lives this year. The 5(...)

German postal and logistics group  Deutsche Post gained 2.2 per cent to €23.75 after reporting a 5.7 per cent increase in quarterly profit. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

European stocks made a modest rebound after four days of losses, as companies including Credit Agricole and Deutsche Post reported better-than-expe(...)

Out Thursday: Euro zone GDP (Q1)

TODAYResults: De Longhi; ImmuPharma; UniCredit. Meetings: Women on air conference (Dublin Castle, Dublin).Other: US monthly budget statement (Apr).TOM(...)

People gather outside a closed McDonald’s restaurant  in the Crimean city of Simferopol today. McDonald’s has shut its restaurants in Crimea for “manufacturing reasons”, the US fast food chain said. Photograph: Reuters

McDonald’s announced today it had closed its restaurants in Crimea, prompting fears of a backlash as a prominent Moscow politician called for (...)

 The Deutsche Post  headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post shares rose 3.3 per cent  for the largest gain on the German market

The Iseq strode ahead by 1.6 per cent yesterday as European shares rebounded due to anticipated stimulus measures from the European C(...)

Deutsche Post’s fourth-quarter profit rose as Europe’s largest postal company benefited from increased online commerce and growth in emerging economies. Photo: Bloomberg

Deutsche Post’s fourth-quarter profit rose as Europe’s largest postal company benefited from increased online commerce and growth in emerging e(...)