An Evergrande residential complex in Beijing. Photograpph: Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images

China Evergrande inched closer on Friday to the potential default that investors fear, missing a payment deadline in one of the clearest indications y(...)

New figures showed 67 investment companies have entered or expanded their presence in the Irish market in 2020. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Some 67 financial firms either entered the Irish market or expanded their presence here in 2020 despite the Covid-19 crisis, according to Irish Funds,(...)

The Hut Group specialises in health and beauty products and provides technology for other brands to sell direct to consumers online. Photograph: iStock

UK ecommerce business The Hut Group has confirmed plans to list in London, targeting a £4.5 billion (€5 billion) valuation that would make it Britain’(...)

New York-based Neuberger Berman is one of the  56 financial firms that either entered the Irish market or expanded their presence here in the first half of 2020.

Some 56 financial firms either entered the Irish market or expanded their presence here in the first half of 2020, including UK-based Janus Henderson,(...)

Traders have piled into asset classes that are seen as shelters during economic storms. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Shares listed on the Iseq index in Dublin shed more than a tenth of their value this week, as the rout fuelled by panic over coronavirus continued to (...)

Tony Smurfit, CEO Smurfit Kappa Group Plc. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty

Just weeks after US packaging group International Paper (IP) decided last June to abandon its pursuit of Smurfit Kappa, it landed upon another buying (...)

The New York Stock Exchange  in New York on Friday. The S&P 500 and  Dow Jones Industrial Average were largely flat on the day. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global stocks ended August much as they began the month – under the dark cloud of a potentially worsening trade war. Poor sentiment over trade hit s(...)

Smurfit’s board rejected two offers from International Paper, saying that the US company undervalued the Irish business, despite pressure from large shareholders including British asset manager Janus Henderson. which owns 4.3 per cent of the group.

Packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa is borrowing €600 million from investors through a bond issue to pay for its purchase of Dutch rival Reparenco. (...)

The chances of US group International Paper wrapping up a takeover deal with Smurfit Kappa are fading, as both sides maintain a standoff days before a bid deadline. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The chances of US group International Paper (IP) wrapping up a takeover deal with Smurfit Kappa are fading, as both sides maintain a standoff days bef(...)

Mark Sutton, chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper:  was backed by 55 per cent of shareholders against proposal an egm be held if holders of at least 10 per cent of its stock sought one. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

International Paper (IP) successfully defeated a pesky investor proposal at its recent annual general meeting that the company should lower the thresh(...)

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