Euroclear said Irish authorities are “actively considering” the legal proposals that it has made.

The Government may have to push through “bespoke legislation” to ensure Irish shares can continue to be traded and settled seamlessly following Brexit(...)

The number of offerings from Amazon itself, plus its massive cohort of third party sellers, is mind-boggling. Photograph: PA

Amazon sells a lot of stuff. More than 300 million of us have bought something from the company since it was founded in 1994.  Many of us have s(...)

Sainsbury’s and Asda are two of the largest supermarkets in the UK, but have faced trading issues. File photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

J Sainsbury and Asda are “very unlikely” to appeal against the verdict of the UK competition regulator on their proposed merger, according to people b(...)

Between them KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and EY control more than 90 per cent of UK audits for large companies.

The “Big Four” accounting firms should be forced to legally separate their “cash cow” consulting work from their auditing businesses, a UK Parliament (...)

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Sainsbury’s offered to sell between 125 and 150 stores to a rival as it seeks to overcome a UK regulator’s hostility to its purchase of Walmart’s Asda(...)

LacPatrick chairman Andrew McConkey, Lakeland chief executive Michael Hanley and Lakelands chairman Alo Duffy

Lakeland’s takeover of rival dairy LacPatrick has been given the green light by regulatory authorities in the Republic and in Northern Ireland. The (...)

It is expected that the Irish securities market will have migrated to Euroclear Bank in Belgium by March 30th, 2021. Photograph:  iStock

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has rubberstamped a plan to facilitate the continued settlement of Irish shares traded for up to (...)

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Britain’s competition regulator has dealt a potentially fatal blow to Sainsbury’s planned $9.5 billion (€8.37 billion) takeover of Walmart’s Asda, say(...)

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Europe’s financial markets regulator has given UK-based derivatives clearing houses permission to continue serving EU clients in the event of a no-dea(...)

Shareholders last October backed Lakelands’ proposed purchase of LacPatrick, which would create a dairy processor with yearly sales of more than €1 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

Dairy co-op Lakelands moved closer to a takeover of rival LacPatrick after one of two regulators scrutinising the deal gave an initial indication that(...)

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