Saint-Gobain has donated money to help refurbish unused homes in Dublin for homeless people. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A building supplies company has donated €100,000 to the Peter McVerry Trust to refurbish six apartments for the homeless. Saint-Gobain, the global bui(...)

In London Marks & Spencer lost 3 per cent amid signs that the retailer’s recently overhauled online service has been struggling to cope with Christmas demand

The latest signs of weakness from the Chinese economy spooked investors during a dismal start to the week for European markets.Mining stocks came und(...)

Pierre-Andre de Chalendar, chief executive officer of Cie. De Saint-Gobain SA. The building materials giant has launched a bid for Swiss company Sika. (Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg)

Cie. de Saint-Gobain SA, Europe’s biggest building materials supplier, offered 2.75 billion Swiss francs (€2.3bn) to buy a controlling stake in Sika A(...)

Ardagh Group revealed in April that it was to sell six US glass-manufacturing plants to private equity fund KPS Capital Partners. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The disposal of six glass plants in the US by Ardagh Packaging Group earlier this year is credit positive for the packaging group, Moody’s said thi(...)

Fiat shares tumbled the most since August 2011

European stocks were little changed yesterday as disappointing earnings from Fiat to Société Générale offset a rally in Crédit Agricole after its prof(...)

 Banco Santander: results out tomorrow. Photograph: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg
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Ardagh’s US revenues will rise to $2 bilion annually following its acquisition of VNA. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Glass manufacturing group Ardagh is to sell six former Anchor Glass plants to meet the terms of an agreement with the US mergers watchdog, the Fede(...)

Ardagh agreed to buy bottle-maker Verallia for €1.275 billion from French group Saint Gobain in January 2013.

Paul Coulson’s Ardagh has completed its €1.3 billion purchase of rival packaging group Verallia North America (VNA) after US regulators gave th(...)

Irish-backed packaging group Ardagh has won US antitrust approval to buy Saint-Gobain Containers after agreeing to sell six of its nine glass c(...)

Ardagh has been working with Citigroup to sell the majority of its US bottle-to-jam jar division Anchor Glass, which it bought for $892 million in 2012

Ardagh Glass is expecting to receive bids for its Budweiser beer bottle-making unit this week in a deal that woul(...)