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

Vivian Schiller said she was stepping down as Twitter Inc’s news head after nearly a year at the microblogging website, the latest executive exit from(...)

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

Queues, desks, pens, application forms: Canna- Search, which took place in the US city of Denver this week, is just like any other job fair, save for (...)

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)

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

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(...)

Numericable’s billionaire backer Patrick Drahi (above) told a news conference, saying his victory was down to preparation and seven years’ work on the project.   Photograph: Ivan Guilbert /Bloomberg

French companies Iliad and Bouygues weighed on European equities yesterday, on expectations that a failed acquisition bid by Bouygues would hur(...)

The agreed sale of SFR also promises to reshape Europe’s third-biggest telecoms market after two years of fierce price competition. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

France’s Vivendi said it had accepted cable company Numericable’s bid for its (...)

 An agreement is subject to Bouygues winning SFR, and the talks will allow Bouygues Telecom to make its case to France’s competition authority “from the outset with measures designed to maintain a competitive market for the benefit of consumers”. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Bouygues, seeking to pre-empt antitrust concerns over its proposed wireless merger with Vivendi’s SFR, is in talks to sell spectrum and its net(...)

The  front of the European Central Bank  headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany: the ECB  has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low 0.25 per cent

Tom Lyons Senior Business Correspondent European stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, after the European Central Bank kept i(...)