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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US shares were lower in mid-afternoon trading in all-round choppy session on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell on Wednesday, as markets globally were rattled by weaker-than-expected quarterly sales from technology giant IBM as well as fears(...)

Ryanair’s shares plunged 12.5 per cent to €11.48. Photograph: Yves Herman/File Photo/Reuters

Ryanair’s profit warning sent aviation shares into a tailspin as European stocks rose generally on news of a US-Canada-Mexico trade pact. DUBLIN Rya(...)

Mater Private owns hospitals in Dublin and Cork, two cancer treatment centres in Limerick and Liverpool, and a number of out-patient clinics.

French company Infravia is buying hospital group Mater Private from US fund Harbourvest in a deal thought to value the business at about €500 million(...)

A selection of Nestle products: The Swiss company’s shares closed the day up 4.3 per cent at 86.65 Swiss francs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Shares in Swiss food group Nestle jumped to a record high after it gained its first activist investor in Dan Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point, which dema(...)

The FTSE 100 rose 0.4 per cent  on Monday after hitting an all-time high of 7,243.76 points in its 10th straight session of gain. Photograph:  Lauren Hurley/PA

European shares slipped on Monday as a pullback in bank stocks more than offset a stronger tech sector, while a drop in the pound drove Britain’s FTS(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Wall Street edged back into positive territory as healthcare stocks outdid a drag on the market from stocks that depend on consumers’ discretionary spending. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares steadied at the close of the session on Thursday, with investor interest in pharmaceutical and banking stocks offsetting a slump in st(...)

Dublin market: Ryanair closed fractionally positive at €12.75. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

European stocks slid for the first time in four days after a worse-than-forecast report on US services raised concern about the strength of the world’(...)

Macquarie said it structured the transaction to specifically address the requirements of the Mater Private.

The owners of the Mater Private hospital, who recently pulled a sale of the business for the second time in 14 months, have secured a €300 million ref(...)

Nestlé is heading for a fourth consecutive year of missing its long-term target for average organic revenue growth of 5-6 per cent. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Nestlé reported the slowest first-half sales growth since 2009 as the world’s biggest food company struggled to raise prices. Sales increased 3.5 per(...)

CapVest came close to selling its 51 per cent stake in the Mater Private to German healthcare giant Fresenius in April for about €500m.

The owners of the Mater Private clinic have moved to refinance loans attached to the hospital group after putting a planned sale of the business on ic(...)

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