ThyssenKrupp’s first-quarter adjusted earnings before interest and tax rose 29 per cent to €317 million. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

ThyssenKrupp reported a profit for the first quarter of its financial year and maintained its 2015 outlook as Germany’s largest steelmaker saw costs f(...)

ThyssenKrupp is to pay a divident of  11 cent a share a year after the company was pushed into a distressed asset sale and a capital increase. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Germany’s biggest steelmaker ThyssenKrupp is resuming dividend payments a year earlier than expected, signalling confidence in a turnaround with the p(...)

Centrica,  owner of Bord Gáis Energy and British Gas, fell 1.6 per cent in brisk volume after it cut its full-year earnings outlook on the back of a steep drop in energy demand. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Mining stocks led a fall across Europe after manufacturing data missed economists’ estimates for the region and China. A purchasing managers index for(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold. The building materials company’s shares finished down 1.8 per cent at the close yesterday, following the release of the company’s half-yearly figures. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Both European and US stocks made gains yesterday, with Ireland and Iceland the only western countries not to record a positive day’s trading while (...)

European stocks rose, extending a six-year high, amid better-than-forecast earnings from ThyssenKrupp to Airbus Group. ThyssenKrupp climbed 5.5(...)

Out Thursday: Euro zone GDP (Q1)

TODAYResults: De Longhi; ImmuPharma; UniCredit. Meetings: Women on air conference (Dublin Castle, Dublin).Other: US monthly budget statement (Apr).TOM(...)

A technician in Kingspan’s Portadown facility. The Cavan-based manufacturer reported that pre-tax profits in 2013 increased 13 per cent to €102 million from €90 million the previous year. Revenues grew 9.5 per cent to €1.8 billion from €1.63 billion.

Insulation specialist Kingspan is eyeing a number of takeover opportunities in Europe and the US, and hopes to conclude a deal with a(...)

Kingspan saw its sales rise by 10 per cent in 2013, up to € 1.79 billion. Pictured is Kingspan’s Gazeley building in the UK.

Kingspan, the Dublin-listed provider of insulation solutions, saw its sales rise by 10 per cent in 2013, up to € 1.79 billion, as the group ben(...)

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TODAYResults: 1st United Bancorp; Hasbro; Liberty Global; Publicis Groupe.Meetings: Irish social enterprise conference (Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin).I(...)

Ryanair one of Iseq’s best performers climbing 1.07% to close at €6.80. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Shares in Ireland and across Europe were little changed yesterday following their drubbing earlier in the week, as banks rallied but telecommunication(...)