Axel Springer

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Theresa May, still prime minister of the UK, steps into the glare of London Tech Week. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP

Image of the week: The Great Exhale No, this is not quite the end of mad pictures of Theresa May, though it might genuinely be the beginning of the e(...)

Axel Springer said decline in profits was partly due to consolidation effect.   Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German media group Axel Springer reported lower sales and earnings in the first quarter, after a strong performance from its online classifieds busine(...)

Results from INM last Friday  reflect all-too-familiar problems in the industry, with circulation revenues declining 6.3 per cent and publishing adverting revenues falling 10.8 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

For a company surrounded by takeover speculation for some time, there was little in the share price to suggest Independent News & Media (INM) was (...)

INM chief executive Michael Doorly:  “Discussions are at a preliminary stage and there is no certainty that any offer will be made.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Shares in Independent News & Media (INM) soared 30.5 per cent on Thursday as it confirmed it may be taken over following an approach from an unnam(...)

INM’s  chief executive Michael Doorly told members of the Dublin investment community in meetings this week that the media group may end up being sold.

Independent News & Media’s (INM) chief executive has raised the prospect of a sale of the newspaper group, as it grapples with flagging profits, p(...)

Purplebricks  has enjoyed revenue growth, helped by its low-fee model of local experts. Photograph: iStock

British online estate agent Purplebricks Group said on Tuesday it continued to grow in a “challenging” UK housing market that highlighted weaknesses i(...)

Online estate agent PurpleBricks has acquired a Canadian commission-free real estate service. Photograph: iStock

Purplebricks is expanding its North American footprint and making its first foray into the Canadian market through a £29.3 million (€33.1 million) dea(...)

Axel Springer’s investment will be used to enter new markets.

Purplebricks said on Monday German publisher Axel Springer has invested about £125 million for a 11.5 per cent stake in the British online real estat(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi said monetary policy would remain “reactive” and that underlying inflation was subdued. Photograph: Reuters

European shares ended on a high, buoyed by a weaker euro on the back of cautious comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi on inflati(...)

Police stand guard at the scene where Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova were murdered, in Velka Maca. Photograph: Vladimir Simicekv/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia has offered a €1 million reward to help solve the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, which police believe was probably linke(...)

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