Michael Smurfit: reported to have been seen having dinner on Caribbean island.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a good week for Tony Smurfit, the chief executive of paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa, who got to present a stellar set of results on We(...)

Tony Smurfit:    played down the share price spike and said the company was only recovering what it has lost in recent weeks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Smurfit Kappa Group has set its sights on the blue-chip FTSE 100 index of the biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange after its share price bou(...)

Smurfit Kappa, if it joins the club, is Irish through and through. It is run by a scion of the famous business family whose name hangs over the door. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Last spring, one of the handful of Irish companies in the FTSE 100, Tullow Oil, fell out of the index after its share price collapsed along with the r(...)

Chief executive Tony Smurfit. The group  said it is considering transferring its UK listing arrangements from standard to premium

Pretax profits at packaging group Smurfit Kappa rose 58 per cent in 2015 to €599 million from €378 million a year earlier, as it announced the appoint(...)

After record losses of €6.8 billion for 2015, markets are also concerned about Deutsche Bank’s ballooning legal bill.

Deutsche Bank’s share price is in free fall after attempts to calm speculation about the finances of Germany’s largest bank backfired. This came as (...)

Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

Wall Street was slightly higher in volatile trading on Thursday as a decline in biotech stocks offset gains in energy shares.

Crude oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on b(...)

Wall Street rebounded sharply driven by a set of strong corporate results and recovering crude oil prices, ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting and Apple’s results.

PAMELA NEWENHAM Global markets pulled out of their nosedive after oil prices rebounded on hopes of a cut in production. Heavy falls overnight in Asi(...)

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(...)