CRH is just one of a number of parties considering whether to bid for PPC, it is understood. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH is among companies considering a counterbid for PPC that could trump an offer by Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings, according to people familiar(...)

In the US, uncertainty about the impact of tropical storm Harvey pushed investors toward safe-haven assets. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Sterling-sensitive stocks such as C&C, Total Produce and Bank of Ireland were out of sorts on Monday in Dublin as the UK currency continued its lo(...)

On the border:  US Customs and Border Protection announced it will begin awarding contracts by the middle of April for Donald Trump’s proposed “great wall” to keep illegal  immigrants out of the US. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

CRH’s shares may have surged 15 per cent since Donald Trump’s election on the back of hopes that it will be a chief beneficiary from the Republican’s (...)

Rolls Royce shares fell more than 4% after the engine-maker reported one of the biggest losses in UK corporate history

European stocks edged higher on Tuesday, completing the longest streak of increases since October, as gains in automakers offset a drop in constructi(...)

CRH’s interim results are scheduled for release on August 25th. The company currently has a €24.3 billion market capitalisation

Shares in CRH soared to a nine-year high on Wednesday, trading on speculation the building materials group is on the cusp of joining Europe’s most inf(...)

LafargeHolcim chief executive Eric Olsen  named new members to the company’s executive committee, and is aiming to sell 3.5 billion Swiss francs in assets this year to reduce debt.

LafargeHolcim, under pressure to deliver on targets a year after the merger that created the world’s largest cement company, reshuffled executives and(...)

Building materials giant CRH is reportedly among bidders chosen to have a detailed look at US assets German rival HeidelbergCement is planning to sell to appease competition authorities over its purchase of Italy’s Italcementi.  (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times)

Building materials giant CRH is reportedly among bidders chosen to have a detailed look at US assets German rival HeidelbergCement is planning to sel(...)

Ferrari: results are out today

TODAY Results: Ferrari. Indicators: UK Halifax house price index (Apr); Euro zone Markit manufacturing PMI (Apr); German Markit manufacturing PMI ((...)

 LafargeHolcim:  company intends to keep capital expenditure below 2 billion Swiss francs, down from 2.6 billion in 2015, as it trims operations pooled by France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement maker, intends to boost prices and curb capital spending to shore up 2016 profits as it attempts to wring m(...)

A worker puts cement on a wall. HeidelbergCement agreed in July to buy Bergamo, Italy-based Italcementi for €3.7 billion.

HeidelbergCement raised its dividend to the highest level since 2007 and forecast moderate profit growth this year as the world’s second-largest cemen(...)

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