David McCann of Fyffes: calculating your capital gain when the shares you hold relate to a different corporate structure to the one in which you investedis not straightforward. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

I have some shares in Fyffes. I don’t understand what part Blackrock and Total Produce play in Fyffes. Can you please explain?If I were to sell my sha(...)

C&C results showed falls in profitability in its US and British businesses, sparking a selloff that knocked 8.6 per cent off its value. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

European stocks rallied late, reversing earlier losses, as a report showed that US economic growth had beaten forecasts.Commerce department figures s(...)

Bulmers/Magners cider maker  C&C is mulling a near €1 billion bid for the Spirit Pub Company in Britain. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

C&C, the Bulmers/Magners cider maker that is mulling a near €1 billion bid for the Spirit Pub Company in Britain, is rumoured to be considering (...)

Chiquita Brands International and the Cutrale-Safra group have announced a definitive merger agreement. Photo: Bloomberg

Brazilian consortium Cutrale-Safra has won the battle to acquire Chiquita Brands International, announcing today it had entered a definitive merger ag(...)

EGM tomorrow: Fyffes will hold its EGM at the Ballsbridge Hotel in  Dublin 4 to discuss its planned merger with Chiquita. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Fyffes is to remain the biggest banana importer in Europe, a steady operator with a conservative balance sheet and a penchant for smaller deals. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Few individuals have lost out more on the scuppering of the ChiquitaFyffes merger than David McCann, executive chairman of Fyffes, which was yesterday(...)

Volvo rallied 6.9 per cent for the biggest gain in almost three years

The Iseq slipped 0.6 per cent, helped by falls at Fyffes and C&C related to their respective takeover stories, on an otherwise uneventful day. Eu(...)

The Fyffes share price dipped by more than 4 per cent in the half hour following the result of the vote

Fyffes, the Dublin-headquartered banana distributor, looks set to pick up a “break fee” of at least $23.5 million (€18.5 million) after shareholders (...)

Chiquita Brands International has rejected a revised $686 million joint offer from Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group. Photo: Bloomberg

Banana producer Chiquita Brands International said it would start takeover talks with Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group after its shareholders v(...)

Deirdre Somers: in the news this week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, was in the news this week after the exchange held a press conference extolling its contr(...)