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A red double-decker Routemaster bus in London. Photograph: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty

The Wrights Group, a Ballymena company that built the London red Routemaster double decker bus, known as the “Boris bus”, has confirmed it is in “adva(...)

S&P said that Smurfit Kappa’s €1.6bn, four-year investment programme will ‘weigh on cash flow generation and most likely limit any significant improvement in credit metrics in the near term’. File photograph: Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa sold €750 million of bonds on Monday to refinance debt that matures within the next two years at cheaper rates. The company is seeking (...)

A major push towards legalisation here may come from US and Canadian cannabis corporations who view Ireland as a jump-off point into the EU market. Photograph:  Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

It is inevitable that cannabis will be legalised in Ireland in the coming years. It may take five years or even longer for the prohibition to be fully(...)

The vessel is a floating nuclear reactor, a portable power plant designed to supply electricity to areas disconnected from the grid, with an eye on export opportunities in developing countries

On Friday, three tugs will tow the Akademik Lomonosov barge out of Murmansk to begin a 5,000km voyage to a remote port on the other side of Russia’s A(...)

Is Spotify about to raise its prices? Sources claim a test in Scandinavia will see it sell a more expensive version of its music service to see whethe(...)

President Mauricio Macri: there are concerns that he may be in denial about his election chances. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/File photo/Reuters

Argentina’s peso resumed its slide on Wednesday as President Mauricio Macri announced a raft of emergency measures aimed at providing relief to a popu(...)

The peso weakened 30.3 per cent to a record low of 65 per US dollar on Monday. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/ Getty Images

Argentina’s beleaguered peso currency collapsed on Monday and inflation was expected to rise as voters flirted with a return to interventionist econom(...)

Irish food group Glanbia: Morgan Stanley analysts have moved their rating from the equivalent of a sell to an outright buy.

Glanbia, whose protein shakes have long been a favourite of gym-going New York traders, received a boost from one of the most venerable names on Wall (...)

Just Eat is focused on Britain and western Europe, and is expanding into Canada, Latin America and Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

Takeaway. com and Just Eat have reached an “agreement in principle” for a takeover deal that would value the latter at £5 billion (€5.6 billion), crea(...)

A newborn baby girl named Danica Camacho, the Philippines’ symbolic “seven billionth baby” who was part of the United Nations’ seven billion global population projection, in Fabella Maternity Hospital Manila on October 31st, 2011. The UN had predicted the world’s population would reach seven billion on October 31st, 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Erik De Castro

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if we fail to prevent global warming rising by more than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial wo(...)

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