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A Barnes and Noble store in New York. The company has been trying to navigate the shift by readers away from paper books with its Nook brand of tablets and e-readers

US book retailer Barnes and Noble sank the most in 17 months after posting a loss that was twice as wide as analysts estimated and said it would stop(...)

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Government is “determined” to unleash an inquiry in the wake of the latest revelations.

International reaction to the Anglo tapes scandal was mounting yesterday with media outlets pointing to an Irish government “suckered” or “hoodwinked”(...)

“In the calculation of blame for financial bad behaviour, a throwaway comment can weigh as heavily as a slew of statistics.” - quote from Financial Times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Financial Times Under the heading, ‘Ireland should lift lid on bank crisis with an inquiry’, Jonathan Guthrie says:In the calculation of blame for fin(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: Treasury to review case for breaking up RBS. Photograph: Getty Images

European stocks fell. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index posted its biggest weekly decline in 13 months as Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras lost one of hi(...)

An Airbus A380 on a  demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show north of Paris this week. Photograph: AP Photo/Francois Mori

Airbus came within reach of its annual order target after adding almost $15 billion in sales on the fourth day of the Paris Air Show, prompting its sa(...)

Royalty Pharma has offered to buy Elan for $6.7
billion, a bid Elan’s board rejected earlier in the week

European shares finished firmer yesterday, supported by signs of merger and acquisition activity in the region and by weak US economic data backing th(...)

While Royalty Pharma boosted its unsolicited offer to as much as $15.50 a share this month, at least five analysts covering Dublin-based Elan see the stock falling if that bid disappears

Elan shareholders risk losing $2 billion by listening to the company’s board and rejecting Royalty Pharma’s takeover bid, according to market analysts(...)

“What makes Ireland great, makes Ireland great for business,” according to a new television campaign for inward investment agency IDA Ireland creat(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel said euro nations must follow Germany’s lead in tightening budgets and reshaping labour markets to return to growth as she se(...)

South Korea’s senior unification ministry official and head of working-level delegation Chun Hae-Sung (right) shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Kim Song-Hye (left) during their meeting at Freedom House in Panmunjom, South Korea today. The sides  have agreed to hold working-level talks to prepare for a Cabinet-level meeting between the two divided countries. Photograph: South Korean Unification Miniatry via Getty Images

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a minister-level meeting on Wednesday as the two sides seek limited rapprochement following ratcheted-up (...)

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