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Ecocem, which was established in 2003, produces GGBS or ground granulated blastfurnace slag cement

Income at Ecocem, the Irish low carbon cement producer, rose sharply last year as the company increased investment in the development of new products.(...)

US stocks trimmed losses as deal activity boosted consumer stocks and Microsoft rose towards a record, offsetting losses spurred by concerns a stronger dollar will dampen corporate earnings. Photograph:  Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks lost momentum on the final day of their best week in a month amid mixed earnings reports. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was unchanged at (...)

Hostelworld chairman Richard Segal (left) with CEO Feargal Mooney. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

European shares steadied on Thursday, with banks coming under pressure after a surprise rights issue by Spain’s Banco Popular raised fears that others(...)

On Wall Street, stocks rose in early trading, boosted by rising commodity prices and gains for Apple. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

European equities edged up, as banks and mining stocks advanced. Italian lenders, among the biggest decliners last week, led gains in the Stoxx Europe(...)

Apple lost 1.12 per cent and was the biggest drag on the S&P and Nasdaq. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European and US stocks fell yesterday as crude slid from a three-week high and a Chinese industrial profits fall pulled down emerging markets. Wall(...)

Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

A document seen by Reuters shows regulators are considering drafting a new law that will offer free credits covering between 30 and 100 per cent of companies’ carbon emissions, depending on how likely they are to relocate abroad. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The European Union may have to offer its heaviest polluting industries another 10 years of free carbon credits to prevent them from leaving the region(...)

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(...)

 People protesting about the situation in the Ukraine, outside the Russian Embassy, Dublin,  on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stocks slid yesterday, with a global index of equities tumbling the most in a month, and the ruble dropped to an all-time low as Russ(...)

Chief executive Lakshmi Mittal said the Luxembourg-based steelmaker was cautiously optimistic about 2014. Photograph: AP

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, forecast higher profits this year, driven by higher steel sales and margins, and an increase in iron or(...)

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