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“The UK has been the pillar of deal flow but people are favouring Europe for large transactions,” said Callum Bell, head of corporate and acquisition finance at Investec. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/Getty Images

The UK has lost its crown as Europe’s biggest private equity market by deal value for the first time since 2011, as buyout executives have postponed b(...)

Gary Hamel: has  tested many of his ideas  through his consulting firm Strategos.

Gary Hamel is on a mission. Bureaucracy, he says, is stifling innovation and we need to kill it. It calls for nothing short of a revolution in the way(...)

Tesaro brings to GSK a marketed product for ovarian cancer, Zejula, which belongs to a promising new class of medicines.  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to buy US cancer specialist Tesaro for $5.1 billion (€4.5 billion), marking a major biotech investment by chief executive E(...)

It was a better day for CRH, which rose 1.8 per cent to €24.75, as its US peers in the building materials sector led the way.

European shares inched up on Thursday as dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell helped offset uncertainty over a possible escalat(...)

Unilever’s chief executive Paul Polman will step down next month after  the Anglo-Dutch group’s failed attempt to shift its headquarters. Photograph: Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Unilever’s chief executive Paul Polman will step down next month after 10 years in the job, leaving insider Alan Jope to step into his shoes after the(...)

Horlicks is still very popular and comfortably dominates the health-drinks market in India

The race for GlaxoSmithKline’s Indian Horlicks nutrition business is nearly over and one of two European consumer giants, Unilever and Nestle, is like(...)

Brexit-sensitive stocks such as Marks and Spencer fell as political turmoil heightens in UK.

British stocks slid on Thursday after Brexit minister Dominic Raab quit in a blow to prime minister Theresa May’s efforts to win backing for her draft(...)

Block A and Block B on Lake Drive at Citywest Business Campus

Citywest Business Campus in west Dublin continues to attract some of the most notable multinational companies setting up business operations in Irela(...)

The markets hit session lows  after US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin (above)  pulled out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

European shares swung back into the red yesterday as fears of rising rates and disappointing earnings from US industrials dragged Wall Street down, wh(...)

Unilever said pricing increases blunted rises in costs. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters

Unilever reported a pick-up in third-quarter sales on Thursday, as higher prices helped blunt commodity cost increases. The Anglo-Dutch maker of Dove(...)

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