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IBM, Microsoft, and Johnson and Johnson are scheduled to report results this week

European shares gave back early gains in thin volumes on Monday, as a busy few weeks of earnings reports from top regional and US firms got underway. (...)

In a half-year trading update, the construction and infrastructure giant Carillion downgraded its full-year revenue guidance, with sales now expected to be between £4.8 billion and £5 billion. Photograph: PA Wire

Markets were down across the board on Tuesday with defensive stocks driving Britain’s FTSE down while the ISEQ’s drop was driven by significant falls (...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne leaves Turpan, north west China where he paid a private visit to the ancient ruins of the Silk Road settlement Yar City dating back three thousand years.   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British finance minister George Osborne will open bidding during a visit to China on Thursday on £12 billion of contracts to build a high-speed rail l(...)

Construction is expected to commence in November with final delivery due by November 2017

Construction and engineering group BAM has as expected won a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish several others(...)

Since the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of construction workers in Britain were fired from jobs or not hired because they were members of trades unions or seen as politically suspect. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eight major building firms, including Laing O’Rourke, run by Irish businessman Ray O’Rourke, have been accused by a House of Commons inquiry of “misl(...)

Carillion site:  the builder has announced a venture to extend and maintain eight schools in England’s Midlands. Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters:

Carillion is focused on expanding its own business in an improving construction market after several attempts to form Britain’s biggest builder by acq(...)

Balfour Beatty said its turnaround strategy, centred on the sale of its US engineering business, was a better prospect for investors than Carillion’s sweetened offer. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British construction company Carillion has said it has abandoned its pursuit of a merger with Balfour Beatty after Balfour rejected its advances for t(...)

The Bank of Ireland contracts are thought to be worth some millions of euro and involves about 300 staff across the UK and Ireland. They were put out to tender earlier this year.

Bank of Ireland is believed to have selected UK support services group Mitie as its preferred bidder to provide it with a range of management faciliti(...)

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