Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global. Photo: Bryan O’Brien

Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global, as the British company is now in a stronger pos(...)

A successful Charter-Time Warner Cable deal would concentrate significant broadband power in one company. As such it is likely to face intense scrutiny from regulators

Charter Communications is nearing a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion (about €50 billion), according to people familiar with th(...)

A bid for Time Warner Cable, the second-largest US cable company, would be the boldest move yet for French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Merger talks over Time Warner Cable are pitting French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi against his former boss, media mogul John Malone. A bid for Time W(...)

US stocks fluctuated in early trading, as investors weighed the timing for higher interest rates amid data showing the fastest rise in consumer prices in two years.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European stocks were little changed, posting their biggest weekly gain since mid-April. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 per cent to (...)

Vodafone has bought individual cable operators in certain European markets but a purchase of Liberty would broaden its fixed-line business in one go

Vodafone’s shares jumped 4 per cent after the chairman of Liberty Global, John Malone, said the two companies would make a “great fit”, reigniting lon(...)

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)

Elena Baturina, known as Russia’s richest woman, bought the Morrison Hotel in Dublin for €20 million and spent €7 million refurbishing it.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The world’s richest people are an important potential source of Irish property investment, according to a new report. With the euro almost at parity(...)

 Mickey O’Rourke, Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“That’s Asia and that’s Kazakhstan on that screen there,” says Mickey O’Rourke, co-founder and owner of Setanta Sports, pointing at various monitors a(...)

The five-star Westin Hotel and the adjoining AIB bank branch on Dublin’s Westmoreland Street

Irish Life has acquired the freehold interests in the five-star Westin Hotel and adjoining AIB bank branch on Dublin’s Westmoreland Street for an amo(...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)