LafargeHolcim:  company intends to keep capital expenditure below 2 billion Swiss francs, down from 2.6 billion in 2015, as it trims operations pooled by France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement maker, intends to boost prices and curb capital spending to shore up 2016 profits as it attempts to wring m(...)

A worker puts cement on a wall. HeidelbergCement agreed in July to buy Bergamo, Italy-based Italcementi for €3.7 billion.

HeidelbergCement raised its dividend to the highest level since 2007 and forecast moderate profit growth this year as the world’s second-largest cemen(...)

Air France-KLM: results out on Thursday.   Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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Audi: results out today.   Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg
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HeidelbergCement plans to buy rival Italcementi for €3.7 billion as the world’s second-biggest cement maker puts its repaired balance sheet to work.

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Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary. Shares in the airline jumped 3.6 per cent to €11.21 yesterday on foot of a 2 per cent reversal in oil prices, which wiped out gains from the previous two sessions. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

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European stocks headed toward their highest level since 2000 after the Federal Reserve said data indicated economic growth has moderated. Photo: Bloomberg

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

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