Drugmaker Perrigo is to replace chief executive  Joseph Papa with president John Hendrickson (pictured) the company said on Monday. Papa will join rival  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. as CEO. (Phootgraph: Amir Cohen/Reuters)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals named Joseph Papa as its chief executive on Monday, the day after he resigned from the top spot at drugmaker Perrigo. The m(...)

Charlotte Mitchell (11) and Aoife Galvin (11) playing checkers at Rathdown Junior School, Glenageary . Photograph: Eric Luke

Two studious-looking third-class pupils are sitting in the reception area of Rathdown Junior School. Their heads are down over a hexagonal board an(...)

The new directors join as Twitter seeks new routes to growth. Photograph: Reuters

Twitter has appointed UK internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and Pepsi’s chief financial officer Hugh Johnston as directors, as the messaging platfo(...)

Fyffes climbed 7.9% to €1.50  on Friday as the fruit distributor announced it had moved into the North American mushroom market with the acquisition of Highline Produce.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European equities began the second quarter of 2016 with a slump, as weak oil prices weighed on the shares of major energy companies. This sent stocks(...)

Madonna performs in concert at the Rod Laver Arena  in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Madonna sexually harassed a young female fan last week and the world was outraged. At a concert in Brisbane, the singer got 17-year-old Josephine G(...)

 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International  in Quebec: it has  incurred a heavy debt load because of a string of acquisitions. Photograph:  Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has cut its 2016 revenue forecast by about 12 percent and said a delay in filing its annual report could mean a (...)

Michael “Mike” Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, said he was “comfortable” with the company’s liquidity and expected Valeant to meet obligations. (Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals cut its 2016 revenue forecast by about 12 per cent on Tuesday and said a delay in filing its annual report could pose a debt (...)

Penguin books are seen in a used bookshop in central London. Pearson owns Penguin Random House. Photograph: Reuters

Pearson, the British education company struggling to adapt to tough conditions in markets from the US to China, said declining sales would stabilise t(...)

How to be Really Productive: includes a five-point plan for dealing with heavy workloads

Mindfulness was one of the big themes in the self-help category of management books over the past couple of years but recently there’s been a flurry o(...)

Mario Draghi in Davos: the European Central Bank president’s remarks helped to buoy markets on Thursday and the trend continued to the end of the business week. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Stocks continued their rebound on growing investor confidence triggered by indications from EU banking chief Mario Draghi that more support for the m(...)