Is this the NSA whose mass snooping was exposed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden? Photograph: Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images

It is not every day that I hear from a huge American surveillance outfit like the National Security Agency, the one whose mass snooping was exposed by(...)

CRH’s turnover in Asia dropped 9 per cent in the first nine months of the year, mainly reflecting the Philippines market, which has been flooded by cheap cement imports. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Building materials giant CRH expects to report record full-year earnings in excess of €3.2 billion after reporting 2 per cent growth in the first nine(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: “This development positions Belgard Castle at the centre of the group.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Building materials giant CRH is planning to build a state-of-the-art education centre for the group at its headquarters in Dublin, which is expected t(...)

CRH’s move comes less than a month after the building materials giant’s $3.5bn (€3bn) offer for Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement was accepted by shareholders in the US company

CRH has registered its interest in bidding for South Africa’s Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), putting itself at the centre of a potential bidding war (...)