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Albert Manifold, chief executive of CRH. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH has agreed to sell its European distribution arm to private equity funds managed by Blackstone Group in a deal valued at €1.64 billion. The agree(...)

The CRH offices on Fitzwilliam Square. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH plans to follow up its first share buy-back programme in a decade with further repurchases, after the building materials business generated record(...)

Ryanair added to its Tuesday gain, climbing 1.1 per cent to €11.58, and paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa advanced 1.6 per cent to €26.20.

European shares inched up to touch 12-week highs on Wednesday, fuelled by strong gains in Italian banks and tech stocks, while Ubisoft sank following (...)

CRH CEO Albert Manifold. ‘CRH has been substantially restructured by the CEO over the past five years,’ says Davy.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH shares jumped on Wednesday after Europe’s biggest activist investor said it has built up a stake in the building materials giant, prompting specul(...)

Brexit ‘probably more a positive than a negative’, said Christer Gardell.

Brexit is making the UK more attractive to investors by depressing valuations, according to Europe’s largest activist shareholder, flush with cash fro(...)

ABB and General Electric logos, in Switzerland. Photograph:  Reuters

ABB has agreed to buy the industrial solutions business of General Electric in a deal valued at $2.6 billion. It will strengthen the Swiss company’s b(...)

Ericsson employees stand inside their booth at Mobile World Congress.

Ericsson’s new activist shareholder has hit out at the board of the struggling Swedish telecoms equipment maker as well as the influential Wallenberg (...)

An electronic ticker tape inside the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE 100 index was up 0.6 per cent at 7,044.39 at its close on Friday, led by mining companies and Asia-exposed banks Standard Chartered and HSBC

Irish shares stood out as a weak spot across Europe on Friday, falling at their fastest pace in more than three months as a plunge in sterling prompte(...)

Martin Franklin set up Platform  in 2013 to buy specialty chemicals companies

US chemicals maker Platform Specialty Products Corp said it would buy Britain’s Alent Plc for about £1.35 billion in cash to expand the range of chemi(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

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