Akzo Nobel

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It was a good session for Ryanair, which added 4.8 per cent to €11.78 and more than bounced back from its subdued Tuesday trading. Photograph:  Friedemann Vogel/EPA

European stocks rose for a third day, as optimism about trade talks lifted global markets, and data showed earnings growth forecasts were stabilising.(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US shares were lower in mid-afternoon trading in all-round choppy session on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell on Wednesday, as markets globally were rattled by weaker-than-expected quarterly sales from technology giant IBM as well as fears(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  . Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares steadied on Tuesday as a batch of company updates failed to set a clear trend and chipmakers were weighed down by a warning of a down(...)

Trading volumes were thin on the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an early close on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares slipped after two days of gains on Wednesday, led by the Dax, which was hit by a bounce in the euro as well as deadlock in attempts to(...)

Akzo Nobel  counts Dulux paint among its brands

The Dutch company Akzo Nobel said on Monday that it was in talks to create a paints industry giant, just months after it repeatedly rebuffed takeover (...)

Protesters wave Spanish and Catalan Senyera flag while holding a sign reading “38 percent is not Catalonia”.

Spanish equities rebounded on Monday, reassured by weekend demonstrations for a unified Spain and a poll lead for parties opposed to Catalan independe(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks edged up to near four-month highs with a raft of company results in focus while euro zone bond yields rose from five-week lows as inve(...)

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Although European shares were little changed on Friday on the whole, the UK’s top share index was under pressure from mining stocks. Ireland traded sl(...)

Akzo Nobel, which makes Dulux paints, said its core profit in the second quarter fell 6 per cent due to weak demand in various markets and higher raw material costs. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel’s chairman will step down next April, having angered some major investors by fighting off a €26.3 billion takeover bid by (...)

After PPG’s interest became known in March, Dulux maker Akzo set higher performance targets. Photograph: Reuters

US paints and coatings maker PPG Industries has dropped its attempt to buy Dutch rival Akzo Nobel in a €26.3 billion deal, stung by repeated rejection(...)

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