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Mediahuis CEO  Gert Ysebaert  and Thomas Leysen, its chairman,  in Dublin this week. Photograph; Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian banking group KBC, which has an Irish presence, held its main board meeting in Dublin a few years back. Its chairman, Flemish industrialis(...)

Racegoers at Punchestown: the racing festival is expected to deliver a €64 million boost to the local economy. Photograph: Eric Luke

Independent News & Media has hired American investment bank Lazard to advise it on a potential sale for the company, which has attracted the inter(...)

British outsourcer Interserve has thousands of UK government contracts to clean hospitals and serve school meals. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Shares in Interserve lost more than half their value on Monday after the British support services provider said it was in rescue talks which may hand (...)

Workers install scaffolding around a gas turbine at a General Electric factory in Greenville, South Carolina.

General Electric has paid more than $6 billion (€5.1 billion) in fees to Wall Street banks since the turn of the century, even as its market value has(...)

The “initial purchase price” to be paid by Smyths for the central European assets of Toys R Us is €64.4 million, plus performance-related and escrow payments that could add another €15 million.

The bid by family-owned Irish retailer Smyths Toys to buy the central European assets of Toys R Us will be considered by a US bankruptcy judge on Tue(...)

The logo of British mobile phone giant Vodafone outside one of its shops in central London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

European shares fell again, compounding a difficult week that saw a widespread equity sell-off. The Iseq in Dublin limited the drop to 0.2 per cent. (...)

While demand for fonts is in decline, emojis are in the ascendant. Photograph: PA

As the owner of Times New Roman, Helvetica and Arial, Monotype Imaging has assembled one of the most lucrative collections of fonts in the world - but(...)

Sumitomo completed its €751m takeover of Fyffes in February. Photograph: PA Wire

Fyffes’s profits dropped last year as the tropical fruits distributor booked a charge of almost €32 million for advisers’ fees, management bonuses and(...)

The recent failure of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever demonstrated the quandaries that large corporations could face as national barriers rise

Paul Polman thought it was just going to be an informal catch-up. But it quickly became clear that Alexandre Behring, chairman of Kraft Heinz, had som(...)

 Public Accounts Committee hears Nama did not believe it could sell the loans in a single deal until Pimco offered it £1.3bn in September 2013

Nama wanted a quick sale of its Northern Ireland loans because it feared losing an offer for the assets from US company Pimco, according to its agent (...)

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