Facebook bought Giphy, a website for making and sharing animated images, for a reported $400 million in May 2020. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook owner Meta has been told by the UK competition watchdog to sell popular animated images platform Giphy in Britain’s first such move against s(...)

Gavin Stark: Grafton Group chief executive. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Grafton Group said it expected the sale of its traditional merchanting business in Britain would close by the end of February, despite an ongoing proc(...)

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq reversed course to edge higher in volatile trading on Thursday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

European shares ended lower on Thursday, weighed by weakness in commodity-related stocks amid declining oil and metal prices, and breaking a record-br(...)

Flutter Entertainment chief executive Peter Jackson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Paddy Power-owner Flutter Entertainment is to buy online bingo operator Tombola for more than £400 million (€478m). The terms will see Flutter pay £40(...)

 JD Sports has been told by competition regulators in the UK to sell Footasylum. Photograph: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg

Britain’s biggest sportswear retailer JD Sports must sell Footasylum, the UK antitrust regulator said on Thursday after it found the combination of th(...)

Michael D’Arcy on exiting the Seanad: ’If I had my time back, I probably would have done it differently.’ Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

As a junior minister in the last Government, Michael D’Arcy fell into a certain pecking order getting support for his legislative ideas. His exit, how(...)

A general view of Wolverhampton Science Park where the Immensa Health laboratory is based. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Wire

Covid-19 testing operations at a private laboratory in central England have been suspended after tens of thousands of people were handed potentially f(...)

Britain’s competition regulator on Friday opened a formal investigation into Amazon and Google over concerns the tech giants have not done enough to c(...)

Glennon Brothers, owner of timber processing plants in Ireland and Scotland, has agreed to buy Co Fermanagh-based Balcas from owner SHV Energy. Photograph: iStock

Sawmill group Glennon Brothers is buying rival Balcas in a deal that will create a business with revenues of almost €270 million. Glennon Brothers, o(...)

Greenwashing refers to inaccurate claims that investments are sustainable and climate friendly. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

The Central Bank said it will increase scrutiny on funds and firms raising money internationally through the State for eco-friendly investments, as po(...)

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