Ecocem Materials had total assets of €46 million and liabilities of €6.5 million at the end of December. Photograph:    David Sleator

Shareholders at Irish cement manufacturer Ecocem, including the financier Dermot Desmond, may soon be in line for a windfall after the group proposed (...)

An Ecocem truck leaving the South Quays dispatch facility in Ringsend, Dublin

Rising costs left cement-maker Ecocem’s profits trailing at €2.5 million last year despite a boost to sales. Accounts just filed for Ecocem Materials(...)

Adamstown train station. It is reported that Wembley Park developer Quintain has been appointed to lead the design, planning and development of a new €200 million town centre for Adamstown, Co Dublin

Pharmacy chain Sam McAuley has embarked on a €50 million acquisition spree that will double the size of the business over the next three years, accord(...)

An ArcelorMittal blast furnace in Dunkirk, France. The company said it now expected yearly core profit to be “in excess of” $7 billion (€5.2 billion).

ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steelmaker, cut its forecast for earnings this year after lower than anticipated iron ore prices ate into the pr(...)

Smoke billows from chimneys at a chemical factory in China’s Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters

Seven years after it set some of the world’s most stringent environmental targets, the European Union is about to revise its long-term goals to take m(...)

In a country wracked by economic crisis, the seemingly recession-proof Mondragon Corporation is setting an example as an alternative route to job creation and growth. Photograph: Getty Images

In a sleek, modern building nestled between green mountains in Spain’s northern Basque region, 21-year-old student Xabi Igoa and his business faculty (...)