Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

“BT have done a fantastic job in the last five years,” a telecoms industry executive said about the group which was still on its knees in 2008 and 2009 with two major profit warnings

BT’s move to buy mobile operator EE is expected to put the former state-owned telecoms giant back in pole position as fixed line and mobile services c(...)

Vodafone is looking at options for the future of its British mobile business. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Vodafone is looking at options for the future of its British mobile business, including the combination of a rival group, in reaction to the takeover (...)

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(...)

BT said it was in preliminary talks for two companies and identified only Telefónica-owned O2 as a target. Photograph: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg
Companies named as BT targets

BT Group plc is in talks to buy Telefónica SA’s O2 unit or another mobile phone company to expand its wireless offering in the UK and complement its b(...)

A Phones 4U shop in central London with its shutters down as more than 500 of its stores were shut after the retail chain went into administration. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

As administrators race to save stores and jobs at Phones4u, recriminations over the shockingly abrupt demise of the mobile phone retailer are becoming(...)

The prospect of more mergers and acquisitions fuelled a rally among brewers, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, which produced Budweiser beer, was talking to banks about financing a possible $122 billion bid for SABMiller. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed today, after their first weekly slide in more than a month, as disappointing Chinese economic data and concern (...)

Phones 4u has gone into administration after network partner EE ended its agreement. Phones 4u  lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group  earlier this month. Photograph:  Chris Ison/PA Wire

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified (...)

EE chief executive Olaf Swantee said the Derry call centre was the initial stage of the company’s plan to return customer service jobs to the UK. Photograph: EE

UK digital communications company EE has chosen Derry to develop a new call centre that is likely to create 333 jobs. Olaf Swantee, the company’s c(...)

EE is to create 1,000 jobs in the UK over the next two years and triple its apprenticeship scheme. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Mobile phone company EE is to create 250 jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a plan to bring over 1,000 posts to the UK from abroad over the ne(...)