An Ebola patient arriving at Geneva University Hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland on November 21st. Early safety trials for a new vaccine to combat the deadly disease have had encouraging results. Photograph: EPA/Julien Gregorio

An experimental Ebola vaccine caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-(...)

AIB became the latest borrower to postpone a bond sale in Europe as investors said a surge in issuance allowed them to be more selective. “Supply volu(...)

 Drug companies will have to disclose payments made to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Photograph: Getty Images

Payments made by pharmaceutical companies to doctors and other healthcare professionals are to be publicly disclosed for the first time under new ru(...)

Luxembourg’s wealth tax is charged at a rate of 0.5 per cent per annum, meaning Glaxosmithkline may have saved $49 million on the $9.8 billion transferred to Ireland

Glaxosmithkline, the pharmaceutical multinational that employs 1,500 people in Ireland, opened a non-trading branch in Cork into which it transferred (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says policymakers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if needed. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Most stocks in Europe advanced as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said policy makers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if(...)

World Health Organisation assistant director general Marie Paule Kieny at a news conference on Ebola vaccines in Geneva yesterday.Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Health Organisation (WHO) set out plans yesterday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundred(...)

A medic holds a package of an experimental candidate vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV against Ebola virus disease at the University hospital in Geneva. Photograph: Mathilde Missioneiro/Reuters/WHO

Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be availabl(...)

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Image of the week: Good impressionists Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps is pictured on display at Christie’s Auction House in Paris, where it is about to (...)

Dan Flinter: chairs the PM Group as well as being chairman of the board of ‘The Irish Times’.

PM Group, the Dublin group that provides construction, engineering and project management services to multinationals worldwide, last year recorded a s(...)

EU antitrust regulators have approved US drugmaker Eli Lilly’s $5.4 billion takeover of Swiss peer Novartis’s animal health business. Photo: Reuters

EU antitrust regulators approved US drugmaker Eli Lilly’s $5.4 billion takeover of Swiss peer Novartis’s animal health business on Friday.The Europea(...)