Dalata, the hotel company run by former Jurys chief executive Pat McCann (above), rose 1.61 per cent to €3.15. It was among six potential bidders named by ‘The Irish Times’ yesterday as being in the running for the €400 million Moran’s hotel group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq nudged ahead by a modest 0.2 per cent yesterday, as European stocks held their ground after swinging between gains and losses throughout the(...)

Amazon has been waging a battle against Hachette, the fourth-largest US book publisher, over the price the online retailer can charge for e-books. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Amazon. com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the on(...)

More than two dozen state attorneys general have joined the US Department of Justice in suing Apple over e-books price fixing. Those states, as well as a group of consumers, are seeking up to $840 million in damages

A US appeals court has rejected Apple’s bid to delay a July trial to determine damages after the company was found to have colluded to fix the prices (...)

Lagardere valued its stake in Canal+ France at €1.15 billion in its accounts, while Vivendi believed it was worth €800-900 million, a source familiar with the situation said. Photograph: Jacques Brinon

Vivendi has reached an agreement to buy out partner Lagardere’s 20 per cent stake in pay-television operator Canal+ France for €1.02 billion.The accor(...)

Paris-based Vivendi owns 80 per cent of Canal Plus France, the country’s biggest pay-TV company.

Vivendi, the French conglomerate selling assets to refocus on media businesses, is in talks with Lagardere to find an agreement for the ownership stru(...)

A Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader, right, and the Amazon Kindle. A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg.

A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages(...)

DUBLIN The Iseq index was virtually unchanged from the previous day’s trading. Bank of Ireland jumped 5.4 per cent to €0.19 cent. Glanbia(...)