Vivendi plans to list and spin-off 60 per cent of Universal Music to shareholders, cashing  in on the streaming boom and the lure of stars such as Taylor Swift. Photograph:  Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman will buy up to 10 per cent of Vivendi’s Universal Music Group through his main hedge fund, rather than a special purp(...)

Paul Coulson of Ardagh

You’ve got to hand it to Paul Coulson. The chairman and chief executive of Ardagh Group, maker of everything from beer bottles to cans for cold-brew c(...)

Shares of the brick-and-mortar retailer gyrated after hours and were last down around 14 per cent. Photograph: Tiffany Hagler-Geard

GameStop Corp said on Tuesday it may sell new shares as the US video game retailer that led the Reddit rally of “meme stocks” looks to take advantage (...)

Sandstorm in Beijing: cyclists in the Chinese capital pictured on Monday amid heavy smog. Photograph: Noel Celis / AFP

Image of the week: Dusty city Despite Tourism Ireland’s best efforts to light up everything green, Beijing and other parts of northern China were bus(...)

Grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, in July 2019. File photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Ryanair owes US aircraft maker Boeing €5.1 billion for ordered 737 Max planes, the delivery of which has been delayed since last year. US and EU regu(...)

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Amryt Pharma, which makes treatments for rare conditions, has filed a registration statement for its impending US listing on the Nasdaq. The company,(...)

The phone group had planned at the start of April to get five categories of bondholders to write off $1.7 billion of its $7-billion-plus debt pile. Photograph: iStock

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel has abandoned plans to get holders of $925 million ($842 million) of bonds due for repayment in 2023 to take some pain in the (...)

Digicel has been forced under US bond laws to post filings with the SEC in relation to one of the new bonds being issued in the company’s planned debt exchange. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/Digital/Corbis

Denis O’Brien, who extracted at least $1.9 billion (€1.7 billion) in dividends from his Digicel phone group between 2007 and 2015, promised bondholde(...)

Colony Capital has a 75 per cent share in the Burlington Plaza office complex on Burlington Road. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

US investment firm Colony Capital is believed to have initiated a process with a view to disposing of its interests in Irish real estate, which it hol(...)

The Digicel debt restructuring   arrangement   has been described by credit ratings agency Moody’s as a ‘distressed debt exchange, which is a default’ in its books. Photograph: Corbis via Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel phone group had a $4.2 billion (€3.8 billion) deficit on its balance sheet before it turned to bondholders in recent months to(...)

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