Mylan first tried to buy Meda in 2014, but its offer was rejected. Photograph: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Mylan, the generic drugmaker, is poised to announce a takeover of Sweden’s Meda, according to people briefed on the deal. The takeover of Meda would h(...)

Pfizer  reported a large drop in fourth-quarter earnings due to higher expenses and the strong dollar, but said it was on track to complete its takeover of Allergan. (Photograph:  TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

US drugmaker Pfizer, which is in the process of buying Botox-maker Allergan for $160 billion, forecast 2016 revenue and earnings below analysts’ esti(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary: results due Monday. Photograph:  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
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Hillary Clinton: condemned the merger of Johnson Controls and Cork-based Tyco International during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has hardened her criticism of the latest Irish-based “corporate inversion” of a US firm for relocating its le(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: The European Commission President was prime minister of Luxembourg when most of the ’Luxembourg leaks’ tax deals were negotiated. Photograph:  Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The European Union’s fight against aggressive corporate tax planning steps up a gear today when the EU economics commissioner unveils a new package on(...)

Richard Bruton said Ireland did not gain from corporate tax inversion deals

The Government has sought to distance itself from criticism over the latest corporate tax inversion with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (...)

The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is seen at the company’s plant in Hueninge, France

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has appointed a new head of its Alcon eye care division after the company fell short of fourth-quarter earnings expectations(...)

Hillary Clinton,  2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a Democratic Town Hall event in Des Moines in Iowa  on Monday. Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton denounced another US company for relocating to Ireland through a “corporate inversion,” calling t(...)

Pharmaceutical and biotech-led deals accounted for the lion’s share of transactions recorded here in 2015

Irish mergers and acquisitions (M&A) reached a seven-year high in 2015, according to new figures published by Experian. It says the overall numbe(...)

Qstream currently employs 25 people in Dublin, with this number expected to double over the next two years according to chief executive Duncan Lennox.

Software company Qstream has opened a new international headquarters in Dublin, with capacity for 50 employees. The company, which was spun out of H(...)