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Paper packaging group Smurfit Kappa will become the fifth Irish-based component of the blue-chip FTSE 100 index next month, in a move that will force (...)

Tony Smurfit of Smurfit Kappa: the company changed its Irish exchange listing to a secondary one earlier this year

Smurfit Kappa is likely to have managed to have clambered into the blue-chip FTSE 100 index, after its shares eked out a small gain on the London mark(...)

The FTSE 100: A quarterly review, based on closing prices, is likely to push some companies out and add others on. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Smurfit Kappa is involved in a three-way battle to secure one of at least two spots up for grabs this week on London’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index. Wit(...)

Traders in the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Zalando and Carrefour led the region’s retailers higher after the German online company raised its profitability forecast and the French grocer reported sales that beat projections. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks erased declines and posted their first back-to-back gains in two weeks amid better-than-estimated earnings. British equities also r(...)

Alan Williams: described as a “great spokesman” for Greencore

Greencore’s chief financial officer Alan Williams has quit to join UK builders’ merchant Travis Perkins in a development that hit shares in the conven(...)

Travis Perkins, which trades through businesses including Wickes, BSS, Toolstation and Tile Giant, said its two-year like-for-like sales in July had been below Q2 levels. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins said Britain’s vote to leave the European Union had created “considerable uncertainty” in the outlook for the build(...)

The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index weakened by 0.3 per cent. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.5 percent, falling for the first time in six days. Germany’s DAX and the Cac 40 in France were both slightly lower

A five-day winning streak in European stocks ran out of steam, with Whitbread and Evonik among the biggest decliners after earnings. DUBLIN The Du(...)

Building materials group CRH gained 1.54% to close at €24.685 on trades totalling more than 800,000 shares

Markets surged yesterday after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled that its stimulus programme would continue well into next (...)

Gavin Slark, Grafton chief executive officer, said that despite current challenges the group is “well placed to make further progress in the second half towards delivery of its medium term targets of a 7 per cent operating margin and 15 per cent return on capital employed.”(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of the Grafton Group, which reported strong interim results on Thursday, said the company remains on the lookout for (...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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