On Wall Street, stocks rose in early trading, boosted by rising commodity prices and gains for Apple. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

European equities edged up, as banks and mining stocks advanced. Italian lenders, among the biggest decliners last week, led gains in the Stoxx Europe(...)

Telecom operators TeliaSonera and Telenor have dropped plans to merge their Danish businesses, saying on Friday they could not agree terms with Europe(...)

Mikhail Fridman, co-owner of Alfa-Bank and a partner in TNK-BP Holding, has eschewed sensitive sectors such as the media

Julian Horn-Smith is the common denominator between Denis O’Brien and Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman. For most of the last decade, the former Vodafo(...)

Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta was the star performer, rising €2.11 or 3.3 per cent to €65.36, following positive first-quarter results earlier in the week. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

European shares rose again despite surveys that showed the euro zone economy may face another contraction. Investors looked to a European Centr(...)

Telenor and Sweden’s TeliaSonera have agree to combine their Danish mobile businesses to boost margins in their toughest market. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Norwegian telecoms company Telenor and Sweden’s TeliaSonera have agreed to combine their Danish mobile businesses to boost margins in their toughest m(...)

Virgin America president David Cush in the New York Stock Exchange yesterday before the company’s shares’ first day of trading. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as slides in healthcare and commodity stocks offset gains in media companies.Eurostat, the EU’s official number c(...)

The rally in drugmakers also nudged US stocks into rising for the sixth straight day of trading across the Atlantic, the longest streak of gains there since September

The market in Dublin rode the wave of resurgence that swept through European exchange(...)

Denis O’Brien couldn’t yet salvage a functioning mobile phone business in Burma, could he?“We were crying our eyes out,” O’Brien said in September, of(...)

Digicel chief Denis O’Brien: has formed an alliance with Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

Denis O’Brien has teamed up with local Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun to form a consortium to build and lease a network of mobile phone masts to Ooredoo, a (...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

  Story   1995 was the year that Denis O’Brien went from relative obscurity to becoming one of the best-known figures in Iris(...)