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Aryzta had an unremitting bad year and was the  standout corporate loser of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

It was another year of mixed fortunes in corporate Ireland. The economy continues to be the fastest growing in Europe while the live register fell to (...)

The Boston Scientific plant in Galway. The company employs people in Galway, Cork and Clonmel. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Boston Scientific shares fell the most in more than three years on Tuesday, after the medical device company said it would buy BTG for £3.3 billion (€(...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan, co-founder and chief executive of early-stage life-sciences company Carrick Therapeutics, has been chosen as The Irish Times Busin(...)

The retail sector saw heightened M&A activity thanks to deals such as Musgrave’s purchase of Donnybrook Fair

A number of headline-grabbing deals including the $635 million (€549 million) acquisition of Dublin-headquartered Adapt Pharma boosted M&A activi(...)

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Irish biopharmaceutical company Carrick Therapeutics has licensed exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialise a new ovarian cancer drug. (...)

Novate is developing next generation inferior vena cava filters designed to prevent blood clots reaching the lungs after surgery.

Galway-based medical devices startup Novate Medical has been acquired by listed British specialty healthcare group BTG in a deal worth up to $150 mill(...)

US President-elect Donald Trump speaking on Wednesday. Photograph: AP

Wall Street’s main indexes on Thursday got off to their worst start this year after Donald Trump gave little clarity on his promises for economic grow(...)

Stefan Gerlach is one of two deputy governors at the Central Bank.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

BTG Pactual’s Swiss private bank BSI has hired the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Stefan Gerlach as chief economist. Mr Gerlach, a dua(...)

Monte dei Paschi di Siena  chief executive Fabrizio Viola. Photograph: Marc Hill/Bloomberg

Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena launched a €3 billion share sale yesterday, its second cash call in less than a year, to plug a capital shortfa(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron speaking at the Invest Northern Ireland investment conference at the Titanic Belfast, yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA.

European Union rules, particularly those applying to small companies, must be reduced, or abolished, some of Britain’s most influential business leade(...)