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Sumitomo completed its €751m takeover of Fyffes in February. Photograph: PA Wire

Fyffes’s profits dropped last year as the tropical fruits distributor booked a charge of almost €32 million for advisers’ fees, management bonuses and(...)

The recent failure of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever demonstrated the quandaries that large corporations could face as national barriers rise

Paul Polman thought it was just going to be an informal catch-up. But it quickly became clear that Alexandre Behring, chairman of Kraft Heinz, had som(...)

 Public Accounts Committee hears Nama did not believe it could sell the loans in a single deal until Pimco offered it £1.3bn in September 2013

Nama wanted a quick sale of its Northern Ireland loans because it feared losing an offer for the assets from US company Pimco, according to its agent (...)

At least one former Nama employee is likely to face charges following significant developments in the Garda investigation into the agency. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Significant developments in the Garda investigation into the National Assets Management Agency (Nama) are imminent with at least one former employee l(...)

Former head of asset recovery at Nama Ronnie Hanna (left), Nama’s chief executive  Brendan McDonagh (middle) and Nama chairman Frank Daly (right). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Nama executive Ronnie Hanna played a key role in forcing US company Pimco out of the Project Eagle bidding race – after details of a £15 million “suc(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly: if the agency had kept the Project Eagle portfolio “there would be no investor interested in buying it today”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Nama has argued that Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) Séamus McCarthy used the wrong calculations to conclude that the agency’s controversi(...)

Frank Daly: How could there be such a huge chasm between Nama and  the C&AG report? Photograph: Alan Betson

As of today there are two official versions of what happened with Nama’s sale of Project Eagle and the price achieved. They cannot both be true. The(...)

The ‘Los Angeles Times’ newspaper, which is owned by Tribune Publishing. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Gannett will urge shareholders of Tribune Publishing to withhold their votes for all eight nominees to Tribune’s board, escalating its takeover fight (...)

Once renewable energy becomes an obvious success anti-environmentalism will start to lose its political grip

So what’s really at stake in this year’s US election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet. Last year was the hottest on record, by a wid(...)

Electricity storage has until recently been prohibitively expensive, but its emergence at an economically viable cost will enable increased use of wind and solar power

The cost of batteries is falling to the point that they are becoming an increasingly viable option for uses such as supporting the stability of power (...)

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