Building materials group CRH tracked industry rivals to close 1.3 per cent down at €23.09. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European shares closed higher, as firmer utility stocks and gains on the Lisbon bourse before weekend elections in Portugal propped up markets in spi(...)

Applegreen: service station group’s shares fall another 2 per cent to €4.70

European shares closed generally higher on Tuesday, helped by a positive start at Wall Street. However, shares at German energy firms RWE and E.ON d(...)

Underlying net income at German utility Eon decreased to €1.17 billion from €1.48 billion a year earlier, the Dusseldorf- based company said in a statement on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters.

Eon, Germany’s largest utility, said first-half profit fell 21 per cent on lower wholesale power prices. Underlying net income decreased to €1.17 bil(...)

The new Aston Martin DB10: it’s the continuation of a 50-year association between Bond and Aston on screen

Aston Martin has taken the covers off of its new model, called the DB10. Those assuming that, as one number follows another, this is the replacement f(...)

German energy giant Eon has denied that focusing on renewables and hiving off its traditional energy operations will lumber taxpayers with the bill fo(...)

Thomas Cook was the story of the day, slumping 17.7 per cent to 113.5 pence after chief executive Harriet Green, credited with reviving the business, was unexpectedly pushed out. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

European equities closed unchanged at a two-month high after weaker travel and leisure stocks offset a rebound for mining companies. German sto(...)

Germany’s economics minister urges an end to the “phantom” of tax avoidance  Photograph: Reuters

German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned that countries that permit large-scale corporate tax avoidance “take an axe to European solidarity(...)

United Business Media Group set up an Irish branch in December 2008, with a registered address on Merion Square in Dublin, to which it transferred capital of €349 million. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

A large number of multinational companies featured in the Luxembourg advanced tax agreements (ATAs) seen by The Irish Times make use of Ireland in (...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday on a  visit to Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March. The sanctions imposed on Russia are intended to hurt an already weak economy. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA

Germany’s biggest utility E.ON posted a 12 per cent drop in first-half core profit, hit by a weakening currency in Russia, its most important foreign (...)

In Europe, stocks rose to their highest levels in a week, although Ireland lagged slightly behind the trend

A global gauge of stock markets rose as investors were cautiously optimistic about a possible de-escalation of the conflict in the Russia-Ukraine b(...)