Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Monday as a late surge in the euro and diplomatic tensions with Russia more than offset hopes that the protectionist shift in (...)

Smurfit Kappa has unanimously rejected a revised offer from US suitor International Paper. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Shares in Smurfit Kappa fell on Monday morning as the in cardboard box maker rejected a revised bid from US suitor International Paper, on the grounds(...)

Parties close to Smurfit Kappa let it be known it wouldn’t consider allowing International Paper peek at its books unless it came back with an offer of at least €40 a share. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

It’s been 18 days since cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa revealed it had received and rejected as “highly opportunistic” a €36.46 per-share takeover (...)

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(...)

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