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Simon & Schuster had a string of political bestsellers in this election year,  including Mary Trump’s family memoir, Rage by Bob Woodward and Sean Hannity’s Live Free or Die. Photograph: iStock

Bertelsmann has agreed to buy Simon & Schuster for almost $2.2 billion (€1.85 billion), with the owner of Penguin Random House insisting it is “ve(...)

Sterling rose after EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said an agreement with the UK was still “within reach”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AP

European shares fell for a third straight session on Wednesday, as losses in healthcare and construction stocks countered a lift from encouraging earn(...)

The Chieftains in 1971.

Claddagh Records has agreed to license a back catalogue that includes the Chieftains and Sean Ó Riada to music giant Universal. Founded by friends Ga(...)

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Warner Music Group reignited its plans for an initial public offering, becoming the latest music company to cash in on a streaming boom that’s only ac(...)

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan. European shares finished lower, weighed down by tr(...)

Universal Music Group artist Taylor Swift performing earlier this year. Photograph: Christopher Polk / NBCU via Getty Images.

Vivendi is in talks to sell up to 20 per cent of Universal Music Group (UMG) to Tencent, valuing its prized asset at around 30 billion euros ($34 bill(...)

Vodafone plans to create a separate European mobile masts company. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

European stocks nudged up in the final session of the week, as British, German and French stocks all finished higher. The tentative recovery came amid(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Bank of America dipped 1.4 per cent ahead of results on Tuesday. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European shares ended higher on Monday with telecom and retail stocks leading gains as Sino-US trade optimism and strong Chinese economic data eased s(...)

Insurer FBD was in demand, advancing 2.9 per cent to €8.50. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European shares advanced on Friday to their highest level in three months, as investors cheered reports of progress in US-China trade talks and as a E(...)

The Ricard family is the largest shareholder in Pernod Ricard, with a 16 per cent stake and 22 per cent of voting rights.  Photograph: iStock

Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management pounced on another European corporate icon, building a stake in Pernod Ricard in an effort to boost retur(...)

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