Delta Lloyd

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Delta Lloyd, which had rejected an initial unsolicited €5.30 per share offer as insufficient, accepted an offer of €5.40 per share in cash. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd has reached agreement to be taken over by bigger rival NN Group, the two companies announced on Friday, after NN nudged up i(...)

Grafton Group CEO Gavin Slark. The group’s   shares fell by as much as 1.7 per cent on Wednesday to £5.77 (€6.73). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shares in Grafton Group fell in early trading in London on Wednesday as the builders’ merchant and DIY retailer is set to be relegated from one of Eu(...)

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(...)

Permanent TSB shares jumped 4 per cent to €2.29 after it emerged that Cerberus was selected as preferred bidder for the bank’s remaining £2.5 billion of UK buy-to-let loans. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks snapped a six-day winning streak on investor concern that the European Central Bank is moving toward tightening monetary policy. Th(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

Apple, for whom China is a key growth market, fell 3.4 per cent on Wall Street early in the day. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

The Iseq in Dublin closed down 2.7 per cent on a chastening day for European stock markets. Bourses around the continent extended the week’s sell-off (...)

Greece’s Alpha Bank AE rallied 17 percent. “Today is a huge relief for the banks, which are a big part of the index, because part of the story is that they will be kept afloat,” said analyst Jean-Paul Jeckelmann Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

European stocks surpassed their recent highs as Greece won tentative approval for a four-month extension from euro zone ministers.The news was follow(...)

Ulster Fireball champions Barry McCartin, left, and Conor Kinsella of the Royal St George Yacht Club. Photograph: david O’Brien

Irish sailing administration may be in a state of flux but last weekend’s domestic dinghy and keelboat scene looked a picture of rude health, as five (...)