The driving forces behind the #buytwitter movement failed to get the needed majority shareholder vote to proceed. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

What if Twitter were to become a public co-op, rather than a publicly-traded corporate giant? Thanks to a dedicated group of social activists, such a (...)

The price of a single bitcoin hit an all-time high of above $3,500 (€2,986) this week, dragging up the value of hundreds of newer, smaller digital rivals in its wake. Photograph: iStock

Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined. The price of a single bitc(...)

Paul Coulson of the Ardagh Group: took company private in 2003 and owns about 36 per cent of its business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Glass and metal containers maker Ardagh Group, whose customers include Coca-Cola, Heineken and Nestlé, is advancing plans to start the process next we(...)

Snapchat has more than 100 million active users, about 60 percent of whom are aged 13 to 24, making it an attractive way for advertisers to reach millennials. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

Messaging app Snapchat has filed confidentially with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO), sources fam(...)

Wells Fargo bank:  has faced intense regulatory scrutiny since September over the opening of as many as two million unauthorised accounts. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Wells Fargo, under fire for its sales tactics, said on Thursday its litigation costs could rise as much as $1.7 billion (€1.53 billion) more than the (...)

Chairman Paul Coulson has indicated that, post-flotation, Ardagh plans to divert some its earnings into paying down its debts

Less than year after shelving plans to float part of its business on the New York Stock Exchange, packaging giant Ardagh is planning a second tilt at (...)

Brazilian food giant JBS acquired the Northern Ireland poultry firm Moy Park (above) last year for €1.3 billion

The decision of Brazilian food giant JBS to relocate more than €30 billion of assets to Dublin is unlikely to affect the State’s headline growth metri(...)

Cattle on a farm in Alta Floresta, Brazil.  JBS is the world’s largest meat producer, with annual sales of in the region of $45bn (€40bn).

Brazilian food company JBS, the largest meat producer in the world, has pulled the trigger on a planned overhaul of its corporate structure that will (...)

Jack Ma speaks during the 2016 Global Smart Logistics Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on Monday. (Photograph: Reuters)

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it expects to nearly double its transaction volumes by 2020, even as it signalled its intenti(...)

Michael Faulkner of SeedUps: “We have already onboarded over 1,000 tech companies looking to use the new crowdfunding rules.”

An Irish equity crowdfunding company is likely to be one of the main beneficiaries of new American financial rules that are expected to revolutionis(...)

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