Fyffes, the banana distributor, slipped more than 1.5 per cent to close the day at €1.17 per share. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Dublin stock exchange reached its highest level since 2008, climbing 1.1 per cent.Shares rose across most of Europe, building on their best start(...)

The group said its target ebit for 2015 is in the range of €36 million to €42 million, compared to €40.1 million in 2014

Pretax profits at fruit distributor Fyffes rose by 25.3 per cent to €39millon last year as the group reported its sixth consecutive year of growth.Tot(...)

My widowed mother has given myself and three other children savings to hold for her in case it is needed in emergency. The four of us are each holding(...)

New Jersey -based Gaspari Nutrition, got into financial diffculties during the summer and hired an investment bank to seek a buyer. Photograph: Mauro Fermariello/Science Photo Library

Total Produce, the fruit distributor spun out of Fyffes, has entered the burgeoning US sports supplements market with a more than $10 million deal to (...)

“While the figures are fractionally out from the precision you will get by using the more complicated Revenue formula, the difference is so small that I cannot see the tax authorities getting too picky on the difference.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Some time ago, I received free shares from Standard Life. If I sell these, I will pay capital gains tax on the whole proceeds less the personal allowa(...)

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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