In Dublin, Ryanair closed up 2.3 per cent, while while Paddy Power, which is preparing a merger with Betfair, was up 1.3 per cent after €240 million worth of its shares changed hands. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stokcks rallied on Friday, trimming their worst January drop since 2008. The Iseq rose more than 2 per cent while the FTSE climbed 2.4 per c(...)

 McDonald’s: results out on Monday. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Amgen; Ferrari; Halliburton; McDonald’s; Wincor Nixdorf. Meetings: Cyber and data security briefing (Clarion Hotel, Cork). Indicators: (...)

Kingspan fell 5.7 per cent, despite announcing a new partnership with KoolDuct.

Turmoil returned to global financial markets yesterday as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank as much as 565 points a(...)

Kasper Rorsted has joined German sportswear firm Adidas as its new chief executive after the 53-year-old Dane succeeded in cutting costs and boosting profits during an eight-year reign at the consumer goods group Henkel. (Photograph: Simon Newman/Reuters)

For all the buzz in recent months surrounding Kasper Rorsted’s next move, his switch of top jobs from Dial soap-maker Henkel to sneaker-outfitter Adi(...)

The building materials giant’s stock climbed 5 per cent to close at €26.76. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Key stock markets in Europe and Asia rallied as expectations built that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month, while the US dol(...)

ThyssenKrupp reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates after Germany’s largest steelmaker cut costs. Its shares rose the most in th(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out on Monday
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TODAY Results: Aramark; Domino’s Pizza. Indicators: Japanese current account (Jun); Japanese consumer confidence (Jul). TOMORROW Results: Ladbrokes; (...)

Apple chief Tim Cook: the company’s 0.9 per cent drop yesterday weighed heavily on the S&P. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin, up 1.3 per cent, le d the charge among European bourses as stocks climbed on optimism a resolution to Greek debt talks is close. U(...)

There is a growing convergence between the internet of things and the world of manufacturing. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

Often considered one of the most traditional areas of business, the manufacturing sector is outstripping every other industry in the adoption of cutti(...)

EasyJet: results on Tuesday

TODAY Results: Actavis; American Apparel. Meetings: VFI annual conference (Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney). Other: Green REIT interim statement; Bank of(...)