European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: left investors grappling with low incomes as a result of the €2.3 trillion stimulus programme he launched. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

While investors globally grappled with the hell of low incomes under European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s €2.3 trillion stimulus programme, (...)

CRH is just one of a number of parties considering whether to bid for PPC, it is understood. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH is among companies considering a counterbid for PPC that could trump an offer by Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings, according to people familiar(...)

The New York Stock Exchange: Switch  jumped by almost half in its trading debut after raising $531m in an initial public offering, the third-biggest technology IPO this year in the US. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose for the fourth consecutive week on Friday as confidence over the region’s economic recovery outweighed worries over the Catalonia(...)

CRH’s shares fell 1.83 per cent to €30.915 in Dublin on Friday following the news. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH faces competition in its pursuit of US business Ash Grove from Summit Materials, a rival founded by one of the Irish group’s former executives, To(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: the company is now well placed to benefit from US president Donald Trump’s infrastructure plans.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shares in CRH jumped to a two-month high on Thursday after it agreed to buy the US’s fifth-largest cement company for $3.5 billion (€2.9 billion), whi(...)