Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

Britain has raised £750 million by selling half of its 30 per cent stake in Royal Mail. Photo: PA Wire

Britain has raised £750 million (€1.03 billion) by selling half of its 30 per cent stake in Royal Mail, it said on Thursday, adding it saw no reason t(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: as An Post is a commercial semi-state business, Mr Noonan might yet have difficulty explaining to Standard Life shareholders why he will not act to mitigate inadvertent personal losses that may well be attributable to problems with a public service. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As an exercise in goodwill, the Standard Life €1 a share payout has fallen particularly flat for Irish shareholders, many of whom now face a significa(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

The sale of further Royal Mail shares will begin this year

Britain will start selling its remaining 30 per cent stake in postal operator Royal Mail, which is worth about £1.5 billion, as part of a drive to fix(...)

In a letter to almost 5,300 shareholders, the listed group says it is now effectively up to them to do battle with the Irish Revenue. Photograph: Standard Life/PA

British insurer Standard Life says it can do no more to help more than 5,000 Irish investors left with a tax bill after a postal blunder undermined (...)

Standard Life: has been in touch with the  Revenue on several occasions about the fallout from the “delays in the post” issue.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

I was one of the unlucky ones who received my Standard Life dividend as income having requested it as capital. Now I have genuinely lost my cheque! Wh(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: He held out some hope that he might revisit the Standard Life shareholder issue.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he does not intend to grant relief to Irish shareholders in Standard Life, many of whom are facing subst(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Standard Life sought answers from the postal service after 4,000 letters from Irish shareholders arrived, largely in one batch, weeks after the deadline.

Britain’s Royal Mail has admitted that several thousand Irish shareholders have been landed with tax bills as a result of problems with the postal ser(...)