The seven-year bull market has hung on to become the second-longest rally in S&P 500 history

CRH’s executive pay under scrutiny The so-called “shareholder spring” continues, with CRH one of many FTSE companies to come under scrutiny last wee(...)

Philip Lane: hinted at provision of emergency liquidity for banks. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Another week has trundled by and still the corridors of Government buildings remain eerily quiet – but some cracks in the ice of the current impasse s(...)

Apple shares were down for the 10th session in the last 11 and closed the week down 11.3 per cent, the largest such decline since January 2013. Illustration: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

European stocks fell to a two-week low as a stronger euro and mixed earnings reports prompted investors to assess the biggest monthly advance since N(...)

CRG chief executive Albert Manifold at the agm on Thursday: he said that as head of a FTSE 100 company, his remuneration was in line with industry standards and based on onerous performance targets.  Photograph: Gary O’Neill

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold has defended his remuneration after 40 per cent of shareholders voted against a new plan that could earn him an a(...)

Laya is moving deeper into its new rival’s core life insurance market, the ‘Sunday Times’ reported

Laya versus Irish Life Insurer Laya Healthcare is preparing a pre-emptive strike against Irish Life’s entry into health insurance by moving deeper int(...)

CRH owned a 25 per cent stake in Nesher, an Israeli cement company, until last year. For years the investment was a magnet for criticism of CRH by pro-Palestinian activists

CRH has been dragged into a $34 billion US lawsuit launched this month by Palestinian activists against about 40 Israeli-connected groups and busines(...)

Albert Manifold: his €5.5 million remuneration last year included basic salary of €1.2 million, a cash bonus of €1.4 million and €484,000 in deferred shares. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three executive directors at CRH received more than €14 million in total remuneration last year, according to the company’s annual report. The 2015 (...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold acknowledged that, while the stronger dollar and lower energy costs did have an impact, they also led to customers seeking better prices. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A strong dollar and weak energy prices aided building materials group CRH’s performance last year, and the early indications are that these tailwinds(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: Photograph: Cyril Byrne /Irish Times

Building materials giant, CRH, could make further large acquisitions this year as banks force rivals to sell to clear recession-era debts, according t(...)

CRH chief executive  Albert Manifold. CRH spent €8 billion on acquisitions last year, and disposed of €1 billion worth of assets.

Irish building materials group CRH spent €8 billion on acquisitions last year, and disposed of €1 billion worth of assets. In a development strategy (...)