Ryanair’s results – with full-year profit  rising 66 per cent to €867 million – sent the stock soaring by as much as 8 per cent, with shares closing up 5 per cent at €11.40. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

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The deal between Vivendi and Orange would value Dailymotion, a rival to YouTube and Vimeo, at €265 million. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

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Vincent Bollore, Vivendi’s chairman and largest shareholder, is gearing up for a fight with activist shareholders. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Tycoon Vincent Bollore raised his stake in French media group Vivendi for the third time in a month to reach 12 per cent as he gears up for a fight wi(...)

Twitter, which has battled to reverse a steady decline in its once-heady pace of growth, has seen a number of leading executives leave the company lately

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Job applicants talk to recruiters at the Greenhouse and SproutHouse company booths at the CannaSearch cannabis industry job fair in downtown Denver September 16, 2014. The job fair featured over 20 companies seeking to fill over 500 positions in the cannabis industry. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

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Telefonica’s bid is likely to attract additional suitors for Brazil’s fourth-biggest broadband provider, analysts say. Photograph: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Spain’s Telefonica has made a €6.7 billion bid to France’s Vivendi for its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, seeking to strengthen its position in a mark(...)

On a slow day for the Iseq, Aer Lingus was the biggest riser, finishing the day at €1.47, up 3.8 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Iseq rose by 0.6 per cent yesterday, as most European markets treaded water. Better-than-expected US and Chinese manufacturing data was cancelled(...)

Out Thursday: Euro zone GDP (Q1)

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About 2.2 million CRH shares changed hands in Dublin yesterday, slightly more than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tumbling technology share helped trigger the biggest decline in European markets in a month yesterday. Traders in Dublin said w(...)