Up and away: Aer Lingus  stock closed  yesterday 1.5 per cent up at €2.43. Photograph: Alan Betson

European shares rebounded on Wednesday from a one-week low the day before, supported by the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors. T(...)

A conclusion of the deal will be subject to completion of the merger between Lafarge and Holcim and approval by the boards of both Aboitiz and CRH

Irish building materials group CRH is teaming up with Philippine conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures to acquire Lafarge’s local cement operations.Ab(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Positive jobs reports sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply higher. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares posted this year’s biggest advance, buoyed by a surprise election win for the British Conservative party and improving US jobs data.In(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive of CRH, at the company’s agm in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Jason Clarke

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold is hopeful Holcim shareholders will pave the way for the Irish group to complete a €6 billion deal by voting to me(...)

CRH reported a “continued recovery in market conditions” in Ireland and said that it is “ well positioned to benefit from the modest growth”. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times)

International building materials group CRH forecast earnings growth of close to 10 per cent for its first half of the year on Wednesday, as it report(...)

Tractors and excavators work in a stone quarry, operated by Holcim Ltd, in Oberdorf, Switzerland recently.  Holcim’s extraordinary general meeting is taking place on Friday to approve the merger with Lafarge. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Bloomberg

All eyes will be on Holcim’s extraordinary general meeting, which is taking place this Friday, to approve the merger with Lafarge. The proposed(...)

French cement maker Lafarge has posted a 17 per cent increase in earnings to €403 million. Photo: Reuters

France’s Lafarge, which is merging with Swiss rival Holcim to form the world’s largest cement maker, reported first-quarter profit that beat analyst (...)

Switzerland’s Holcim, which is merging with French competitor Lafarge to form the world’s largest cement maker, reported higher first-quarter profit. Photo: Reuters

Switzerland’s Holcim, which is merging with French competitor Lafarge to form the world’s largest cement maker, reported higher first-quarter profit a(...)

Twitter: results out tomorrow.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The European Commission has approved CRH’s planned €6.5 billion purchase of assets from rivals Holcim and Lafarge.

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