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The Murdoch family had spurned a takeover offer from Comcast in favour of a less valuable all-stock bid by Disney last December, calculating that a deal with the owner of Pixar and Marvel Studios would face less regulatory risk and create a limited tax liability for Fox shareholders.

Comcast has launched a $65 billion (€55 billion) takeover bid for some of the marquee assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, gatecrashing the me(...)

Irish Continental Group, the owner of Irish Ferries, suffered a second day of falls

Trading in European shares was hesitant on Wednesday as investors awaited guidance from the US Federal Reserve on future interest rate rises. Trading (...)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Traffic moves past the Time Warner Center, June 12, 2018 in New York City. A federal judge today said that AT&T can move forward with its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, which the U.S. Justice Department had sought to block. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A US federal judge on Tuesday approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the US government’s effort to stop the $85.4(...)

Fox’s bid of £10.75 a share values Sky — which was founded by Mr Murdoch — at about £18.5 billion (€21.1 billion).

The UK government has cleared two bids for Sky from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and Comcast, setting up a bidding war for the pan-European media(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

Uncertain times: the loss-making Sky News. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

As the Dublin Castle courtyard filled up with the faces of relieved, overwhelmed and deliriously exhausted campaigners, it can have escaped no one wat(...)

Netflix shares have added more than 70 per cent so far this year. Photograph: Reuters

Netflix’s market capitalisation briefly surpassed that of the Walt Disney Company on Thursday, making the streaming service the most valuable media co(...)

Sky bid: the Fox proposal values Sky at £18.5 billion but has been stymied by two lengthy regulatory reviews. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The UK government has indicated it will not refer Comcast’s £22 billion (€25 billion) offer for Sky to the country’s media regulator, removing a hurdl(...)

Oil prices slid on uncertainty over whether US president Donald Trump would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal

European shares edged up 0.1 per cent on Tuesday, but Italian stocks were a weak spot as the threat of a snap election grew, while earnings and deal-m(...)

T-Mobile US has agreed to acquire Sprint for $26.5 billion (€21.5 billion) in stock, a wager that the carriers can team up to build a next-generation (...)

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