Cutrale Group and Safra Group last month tabled a rival all-cash bid for Chiquita, but the proposed Chiquita-Fyffes combination will be put before shareholders of both banana companies later this month to rubber-stamp the merger. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and Jose Luis Cutrale have launched an intensive last-ditch lobbying campaign to wreck the proposed $1 billion (...)

CYNK Technology shares rose from 10 US cent per share in mid-June to a peak of $21. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The founder of the Irish Institute of Financial Trading, Peter Brown, said the “stunning” 36,000 per cent stock price rise of CYNK Technology – a soc(...)

Globoforce chief executive  Eric Mosley

Irish software business Globoforce has pulled its planned IPO, citing unfavourable market conditions. The company, which specialises in e(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive designate, recently said CRH “forgot its core principles” when making some acquisitions in the boom. Photograph: Alan Betson

CRH’s shareholders will get to vote this year for the first time on the pay levels of its executive directors, including the €4.16 million pac(...)

Happy fifth birthday, global bull market. The advance has been led by the US, with the S&P 500 tripling (dividends included) since M(...)

A long-running dispute over regulators’ access to documents of Chinese firms is threatening to escalate after a US judge ruled that the China units of(...)

JPMorgan had been discussing an overseas listing with privately-owned Tianhe since at least 2011

JPMorgan Chase has stopped working on a Chinese firm’s initial public offering (IPO) amid an investigation by US authorities into the bank’s hiring pr(...)

Bruce Aust, executive vice-president of the global corporate client group at Nasdaq OMX, pictured with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Dublin Web Summit yesterday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Irish companies will be able to gain dual access to the Irish Stock Exchange’s development market and in the United States on electronic exchange Nasd(...)

A tweet from Twitter Inc. announcing its initial public offering. Photograph:  Hyungwon Kang/Reuters.

Twitter has set the ball rolling for one of the most eagerly anticipated stock market flotations since Facebook took the plunge last year. The social (...)

BHP Billiton said yesterday US authorities had laid out grounds for possible enforcement action against the global mining firm for corrupt practices, (...)