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Aryzta’s Irish directors are now all gone, including  chairman Gary McGann. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aryzta’s egm in Zurich on Wednesday was extraordinary in many ways. The disaffected shareholders (led by Swiss investor Veraison and including Spain-b(...)

The Swiss-Irish baked goods group, which owns the Cuisine de France and Otis Spunkmeyer labels, has been struggling to halt a decline in earnings, particularly in the US. Photograph: iStock

Embattled Irish-Swiss baked goods group Aryzta said its pick for chairman of the company, Andreas Schmid, had withdrawn his candidacy. “I had made my(...)

In New York, the S&P 500 fell in volatile trading as heavyweight tech-related stocks slipped after a sharp rebound in the previous session. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Photo

Major European bourses closed lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) kept its policy rates unchanged and said its existing stimulus (...)

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and fin-tech firm Square. Photograph: Reuters/ Toby Melville

Does it matter who owns Twitter to people who use Twitter? The evidence for the first 14 years of its history would say it matters about as much as wh(...)

 ‘US markets halved in 2000-02 and again in 2007-09, but you have to go all the way back to the 1930s to find the last time stocks more than halved in value.’ Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Markets are doomed. Again. Warnings of looming Armageddon have become routine over the last decade, so it wasn’t surprising to hear another apocalypti(...)

 LogMeIn has a 45-day period in which it can shop around for better offers. Photograph: Essdras M Suarez/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Elliott Management’s private equity arm has partnered up with Francisco Partners to take software provider LogMeIn private, as the activist fund conti(...)

Eric Baker, Viagogo’s chief executive, co-founded StubHub while in business school, but left before the business was sold

The managing director of ticket reselling platform Viagogo, which has agreed a $4 billion buyout of US rival StubHub, says it will wait until proposed(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones has warned that the S&P 500 would sink 25 per cent if she wins the 2020 election. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Some of the most prominent names on Wall Street are queuing up to criticise Democrat presidential frontrunner Elizabeth Warren, saying stocks will suf(...)

CRH CEO Albert Manifold. ‘CRH has been substantially restructured by the CEO over the past five years,’ says Davy.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH shares jumped on Wednesday after Europe’s biggest activist investor said it has built up a stake in the building materials giant, prompting specul(...)

  IBRC admitted  that holders of almost €270 million of junior bonds sold by the Anglo before its nationalisation almost a decade ago are now set to receive all that they are owed.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Almost a decade on from its nationalisation, Anglo Irish Bank still haunts from beyond the grave. The liquidators of Anglo’s successor, Irish Bank Re(...)

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