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(...)

Vodafone and Orange are part of a group of leading communications companies invited by the Myanmar government to pitch to team up with state operator Myanmar Post & Telecommunication. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Mobile phone companies that lost out in the race for two mobile phone licences in Myanmar are being invited to pitch for a stake in what is one of the(...)

Erna Solberg, Conservative leader and likely Norway’s next prime minister, has campaigned on a platform of tax cuts. Photograph: Reuters/Fredrik Varfjell/NTB Scanpix

Norway’s probable next government is looking to part-privatise a slew of state-owned companies as eight years of centre-left rule seems set to come to(...)

As Alcatel’s One Touch Fire is rolled out across Europe in the autumn, operators hope to scoop up first-time smartphone customers put off until now by higher-priced devices.

A consortium of European mobile operators has launched an offensive against Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android smartphones with an “affordable” devic(...)