Oracle was the biggest percentage decliner on the S&P 500 early on Tuesday, falling 9% after the business software maker reported quarterly revenue that missed Wall Street estimates. Photograph: Gety Images

European stocks recovered on Tuesday, led by the banks, while tech stayed under pressure after concerns over increased regulation and taxation of larg(...)

Lufthansa shares fell 5.7%  on Friday   after  passenger yield figures came in lower than expected.  Photograph: Getty Images

A strong jobs report out of the US boosted European shares on Friday after a sluggish start to trading, while US tariffs on steel and aluminium hit st(...)

A forklift collects recycled cardboard from a delivery truck at the Townsend Hook paper mill, operated by the Smurfitt Kappa Group, near Maidstone, England. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Tony Smurfit knew where he needed to go almost three years ago, when the board of Smurfit Kappa offered him the position of chief executive in Ireland(...)

 National Economic Council director Gary Cohn . Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

European shares opened lower on Wednesday after the resignation of Donald Trump’s economic adviser Gary Cohn, seen as a bulwark against protectionist (...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. The paper packaging firm described the rejected International Paper bid as a “highly opportunistic proposal”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Paper packaging firm Smurfit Kappa rose again in trading in Dublin on Wednesday though the stock was trading below the level of the rejected Internati(...)

Smurfit Kappa Group, led by Tony Smurfit, grandson of its founder, pledged to proceed with its own plan, outlined last month, to invest €1.6bn over the next four years in expanding its business and buying smaller rivals. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Shares in paper packaging giant Smurfit Kappa are set to rise again on Wednesday after it emerged that US rival International Paper’s rejected bid for(...)

Italy’s populist Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio after the elections. Italy’s benchmark index recouped all of its losses from the previous session, up 1.8 per cent, as concerns over political uncertainty following an inconclusive election result eased. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares bounced off six-month lows on Tuesday as the focus shifted from politics to dealmaking and earnings, with paper and packaging stocks s(...)

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards take place. Partner Kevin McLoughlin, centre, says the  finalists, spread across 10 sectors, are reflective of the strength and diversity in Irish business.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography

Monday Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence flash (Oct); UK business optimism index (Q4), industrial trends orders (Oct); US(...)

Smurfit Kappa, led by chief executive Tony Smurfit, expects to “have a good year with earnings growth for 2016”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Smurfit Kappa’s chief executive said the company is “far from being a sitting duck” even as it trades at a significant discount to peers and a strong(...)

Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

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