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Shire said on Thursday that it was exploring options for its hyperactive drugs business. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Irish headquartered pharmaceutical company Shire said it was exploring options for its hyperactive drugs business, including a possible stock market l(...)

Denmark’s Danske Bank raised its full-year profit forecast after beating second-quarter pre-tax profit expectations on Thursday, supported by strong Nordic markets.

Denmark’s Danske Bank raised its full-year profit forecast after beating second-quarter pre-tax profit expectations on Thursday, supported by strong N(...)

Traders on Wall Street: health stocks got a boost on Thursday after Republicans unveiled a Bill to repeal Obamacare and the energy sector took a breather with oil prices edging up from multi-month lows

A rise in European health stocks helped pull European shares out of negative territory on Thursday, pegged back by the slide in the energy sector on (...)

A Panamanian-flagged  oil tanker  anchored 14km south of Singapore. Traders are again hiring oil tankers to store unsold crude while they wait for higher prices. Photograph: Reuters

Oil prices were not far off six-month lows, held down by a supply overhang that persists despite an Opec-led effort to cut production and prop up crud(...)

Sony’s Betamax VCR launched in 1974. In 1976, rivals JVC came out with their own VHS format VCR, which doubled the recording time available. Within a decade the Betamax had become virtually obsolete. Photographs: Getty Images

The Museum of Failure has opened its doors in Sweden, showcasing a collection of product innovations that have proved to be anything but successful. T(...)

Pfizer last year failed in its attempt o buy Allergan and move its headquarters to the Republic. Photograph: Bloomberg

Since becoming chief executive of Pfizer in 2010, Ian Read has twice tried to reshape the drugmaker through a transformational acquisition. And twice (...)

Founded in London in 1986, Pret A Manger mainly operates in the UK, but is expanding overseas. Photograph: Getty Images

Bridgepoint, a UK-based private equity firm, is working with bankers to prepare a US listing of Pret A Manger, a fast-growing food and coffee shop cha(...)

Figures for last month showed the unemployment rate fell to 4.5 per cent from 4.7 per cent. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The pace of US job growth slowed more than expected in March, but the jobless rate fell to its lowest level since 2007, further muddying the outlook f(...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says airlines go through phases. Photograph: Getty Images

Dubliner Alan Joyce, who is steering Qantas Airways through a successful three-year transformation, has one word of advice for other airlines - adapt.(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks were little changed on Thursday as gains in bank stocks were countered by the second day of losses in energy shares. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European stocks closed little changed, erasing an earlier drop after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said downside risks to the euro-area(...)

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