Mari Smith, “the queen of Facebook”, is among the speakers for the Social Media Summit which begins on Tuesday at Croke Park

Monday Results: Daiwa, Fuji Indicators: Irish residential property prices (Feb); US labour market conditions (Mar) Meetings: Travel Insights Work(...)

In July the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority said the merger could proceed subject to the divestment of 350 to 400 shops. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Irish bookmaker Boylesports claims it bid higher than the price accepted by Ladbrokes and Gala Coral for 359 betting shops. The sale took place un(...)

 A man passes a Lloyds building in the City of London: bank boss Antonio Horta-Osorio’s trysts with a  mistress on a company trip to Singapore hit the headlines. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Take a guess which story captured more attention in the City on Tuesday – the results of the latest investigation into the banking sector or the splas(...)

Ladbrokes agreed the terms of a £2.3 billion all-share merger with Coral in July last year, and shareholders backed the deal in November.

Irish bookmaker Boylesports signalled that it could bid for British betting shops that Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell so their proposed £2.3 billi(...)

Two years ago, when the inquiry was launched amid widespread public anger over energy charges, MPs from all sides welcomed the probe. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

As the nation digests the result of the European referendum from the early hours of the morning, Friday will be a good day to bury bad news. It’s th(...)

Group said its digital makeover was bearing fruit as internet sales rose

Retailer Argos notched up its best sales performance for two years as it shrugged off poor early spring weather and the “distraction” of its £1.4 bill(...)

Ladbrokes and Coral may have to sell as many as 400 shops to get approval of a merger that would create the Britain’s biggest betting-shop chain, the UK’s competition watchdog said.

Irish bookie Boylesports may bid for some or all of the 400 British betting shops that Ladbrokes and Coral will have to offload to get their proposed (...)

Jim Mullen, chief executive  of Ladbrokes has warned that a ruling demanding the combined group sell too many shops could derail the deal. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The British competition watchdog is this week expected to ask bookmakers Ladbrokes and Corals to offload between 400 and 1,000 betting shops as a cond(...)

Paddy Power Betfair will be headquartered in Dublin. Photograph: Bloomberg

Paddy Power looks set to complete its near €10 billion merger with rival Betfair in a little more than two weeks after the Republic’s competition reg(...)

Andy McCue (left), chief executive, and Gary McGann, chairman, at the Paddy Power egm in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paddy Power and Betfair are merging in a drive to scale up their businesses and cut costs as new taxes and regulation begin to take their toll on the (...)

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