Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

Bank of Ireland shares added 5.18%
European shares snap winning run

European stocks retreated, halting their longest winning streak of the year, as companies from Rolls-Royce Holdings to BNP Par(...)

If Comcast’s bid for TWC proves successful the combined company would serve some 30 million subscribers, or about 30% of the pay-television market in the United States.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) started setting out their case to regulators and investors yesterday for a contentious $45.2 billion bid to(...)

Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 dollars per share, in a deal that will combine America’s to(...)

Shopping trolleys at a Sainsbury’s supermarket at Pulborough, southern England, this month. J Sainsbury reported its “best Christmas ever” this year

Markets fought back in the wake of steep falls on Wall Street overnight as positive updates on UK inflation and better-than-expected euro zone industr(...)

Time Warner Cable rejected an acquisition offer from Charter Communications valued at more than $61 billion including debt. Photo: Bloomberg

Time Warner Cable rejected an acquisition offer from Charter Communications valued at more than $61 billion including debt, spurning the biggest unsol(...)

A cable truck returns to a Time Warner Cable office in San Diego, California. Charter Communications will send a so-called ‘bear hug’ letter to Time Warner Cable as early as next week. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Charter Communications is preparing an offer letter to acquire Time Warner Cable for less than $140 a share, according to a person with knowledge of t(...)

Ryanair rose 1 per cent to €5.73 following its announcement on Thursday of 12 new routes out of Stansted

Most European stocks advanced as German business confidence rose to the highest level since April 2012, supporting the view that economic growth will (...)

 Dish reported net income of $315 million, or 68 cents per share, in the quarter ended September 30th, compared with a net loss of $158 million, or 35 cents per share, a year earlier. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Dish Network, the second-largest US satellite-television provider, reported third-quarter profit that exceeded estimates after luring more customers a(...)

John Boehner, speaker of the US House of Representatives,  who  said  yesterday he supported the US president’s call for action against the Assad regime in Syria, renewing jitters among investors. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Iseq closed down just a fraction yesterday, as a week-long rally in European shares stalled because of ongoing concerns about potential western mi(...)

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