Building materials group CRH gained 1.54% to close at €24.685 on trades totalling more than 800,000 shares

Markets surged yesterday after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled that its stimulus programme would continue well into next (...)

Craig Farrell, who has been appointed managing director of ZenithOptimedia. (Photograph: Conor McCabe)

Core Media, the largest media-buying agency in Ireland, has appointed Craig Farrell as the managing director of the Dublin-based ZenithOptimedia. Mr (...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis Groupe SA. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Publicis shares saw their biggest rally in more than a year after the French advertising group, led by Maurice Lévy, reported first-quarter sales that(...)

Alan Cox, chief executive of Core Media Group. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Core Media Group, the largest media-buying agency in the Irish advertising market, has been appointed to run the ZenithOptimedia franchise in Ireland,(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: No Supersizing In Tokyo, Japan, McDelivery scooters are lined up outside a McDonald’s store. There’s just one small problem.(...)

Flying high: Aer Lingus finished up 3.14 per cent at €1.48, while Ryanair surged 7.66 per cent to €8.18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, after a monthly advance pushed benchmark indexes to records, as growth in manufacturing reinforced strength in the American eco(...)

Maurice Levy (left), Publicis chief executive, and John Wren, head of Omnicom Group react after signing the merger documents in Paris

For years, the advertising business has been spurred by the Madison Avenue mythology of small independent shops coming up with the snappy catchphrase (...)

The proposed merger of global communications behemoths Publicis and Omnicom, due to come into effect next year, involves a coming together of companie(...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate banking committee in Washington DC yesterday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Stock markets around the world extended their rally yesterday as investors felt reassured the Federal Reserve would unwind stimulus measures with care(...)