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The move is a departure from LafargeHolcim’s recent strategy of focussing on small-scale bolt-on acquisitions

CRH rival LafargeHolcim will buy Firestone Building Products from Bridgestone Americas in a $3.4 billon (€2.76 billion) deal, the world’s biggest ceme(...)

An Iraqi investor looks at an electronic board showing shares’ information at the Iraqi stock exchange in Baghdad. Photograph:  EPA/Ahmed Jalil

European shares posted their best day in six weeks on Tuesday, rebounding from a sharp sell-off as optimism around Brexit and US stimulus helped to al(...)

Kingspan CEO Gene Murtagh has regularly acknowledged that the group is constantly looking for businesses to buy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish group Kingspan has pulled out of the €2 billion race for Bridgestone’s Firestone Building Products business. Kingspan and building materials ma(...)

Tokyo-based Bridgestone is the world’s largest maker of tyres and has a market value of 2.7 trillion yen. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Kingspan and Standard Industries are among the final bidders competing for a unit being sold by Japanese conglomerate Bridgestone, according to source(...)

Big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau believes he can hit the ball further. Photograph: Charles Krupa/NYT

The further the better for DeChambeau As a game-changer, Bryson DeChambeau is leaving his own trademark on the evolution of golf. For sure, the lates(...)

Foley’s on the Mall in Lismore, Co Waterford. Caitlin and Eugene Lyons bought their pub seven years ago and ‘poured [their] hearts and souls into it’.

The owners of Foley’s in Lismore, Co Waterford could teach the world a thing or two about bad timing. Caitlin and Eugene Lyons bought their pub seven(...)

Stacy Lewis celebrates with the trophy after winning the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Stacy Lewis did more than simply win a golf tournament when her birdie at the first hole of sudden death saw her lift the Women’s Scottish Open at The(...)

Bridgestone has plans to  install a computer chip in its tyres that will communicate with a car’s on-board electronic safety systems, feeding them data about the condition and performance levels of the rubber

Tyres are so often overlooked that our ignorance of our contact patches has become both a cliché and an all-too-common NCT failure point. We should be(...)

Airbnb executives decided the Olympics offers rare reach for a company that operates in the majority of countries and big cities across the world.

Airbnb has signed a $500 million (€453m) deal to sponsor the Olympic Games until 2028, as the accommodation-booking platform targets the world’s bigge(...)

Open Championship winner Ireland’s Shane Lowry plays with a Srixon Z-Star XV. The big players in the game are Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Srixon and Callaway. Photograph: Inpho

If you think about it, the one constant in playing a round of golf is the ball. You might use a driver a dozen or so times, different irons at differe(...)

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