Barring last-minute surprises, the British utility will take over Bord Gáis Energy early next year

Talks on the sale of Bord Gáis Energy re-started in earnest early this week when advisers to both the company and its owner, the State, sat down with (...)

“The sale of TV3’s debt to Doughty Hanson ends an uncertain period for the company,” said David McRedmond, TV3 chief executive. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

TV3 can look forward to “a successful future” following the sale of its corporate debt to its owner, private equity firm Doughty Hanson, the broadc(...)

Prices in Sydney surged 14 per cent in the 11 months to November 30th to a record A$724,628 (¤487,000). Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low and said the currency is “still uncomfortably high,” even after a (...)

Before the Government unveiled which of its businesses it intended selling, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte dismissed talk of a fire sale, saying “there will be no State assets going up on eBay”.

At about 9am on Wednesday, Bord Gáis Éireann’s adviser, Royal Bank of Canada, called the three remaining bidders for the group’s retail division and t(...)

Pat Rabbitte was at pains to emphasise that the process had been exhaustive with ‘significant international interest’

It is back to square one for the Government, in its attempt to sell off Bord Gáis Energy (BGE) for a “fair value”. The problem is nobody except the St(...)

The Department of Energy said ‘all options’, including a flotation, a renewed sale or a break-up of Bord Gáis, were back on the table.

The Government has been told by the European Commission that it has until April to either sell Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), the company’s retail arm, or hi(...)

US-based private equity group Blackstone may rejoin final-round bidding for Bord Gáis Energy, the electricity and gas supplier  put up for sale in the spring.

British utility Centrica is understood to be no longer formally bidding for Bord Gáis Energy, but may re-enter the race should the reserve price for t(...)

Industry sources say Blackberry’s new touchscreen Z10 and keyboard-based Q10 “haven’t exactly flown off the shelves”. Photograph: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Robins

Concerns that struggling smartphone company BlackBerry will not survive in its present form appear to be hurting sales of its new phones, both to busi(...)

Records relating to the Austrian  bank are among more than two million secret files obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that expose covert companies and trusts in the British Virgin Islands (above), the Cook Islands and other offshore havens.

Anglo Irish Bank’s subsidiary in Austria sought out business from a company that set up offshore trusts for customers, recommending the Irish-owned ba(...)

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The first round of formal bids for Bord Gáis Energy are likely to be made in coming weeks as the State moves to sell the compa(...)

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