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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(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen: Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB both performed well on news that she intended to stick with her plan to increase interest rates. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Good earnings reports and the prospect of a US interest rate rise boosted bank shares in Europe and aided markets generally. DUBLIN Bank of Ireland (...)

CRH finished up 1.5%. It will hope to benefit from the infrastructural programmes of Donald Trump

European shares gained as mining stocks touched a 2½-year high on rising copper prices. Mergers and acquisitions continued to drive shares, with take(...)

Smurfit Kappa’s net debt fell to €2.94bn  at the end of December from more than €3bn   a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Paper packaging giant Smurfit Kappa announced a 20 per cent dividend increase for 2016 to 57.6 cent per share after the group posted record earnings (...)

Debenhams said group like-for-like sales rose 3.5% in the 18 weeks to January 7th. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Associated British Foods said like-for-like sales at discount fashion store Primark had fallen in the Christmas period in Germany and the Netherlands (...)

Patrick Coveney, chief executive, addressing shareholders at the Greencore Group 2016 EGM in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Greencore said its plan to raise £439.4 million (€521.3 million) in a share sale to carry out a transformational US acquisition has received valid acc(...)

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