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Image of the week: Flight behaviour Alexandre de Juniac, newish chief executive of Air France-KLM, checks his smartphone during a presentation of(...)

Diageo, the maker of Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whisky, said operating profit excluding some items was £2.06 billion

European shares recouped early losses and closed higher yesterday following the release of solid US growth data. Investors also stepped back in to buy(...)

Revenue was up 7.6 per cent to £3.75 billion at the broadcaster. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wir

BSkyB posted better-than-expected first-half operating profit after the British pay-TV operator sold an increasing number of HD TV services and more o(...)

Shopping trolleys at a Sainsbury’s supermarket at Pulborough, southern England, this month. J Sainsbury reported its “best Christmas ever” this year

Markets fought back in the wake of steep falls on Wall Street overnight as positive updates on UK inflation and better-than-expected euro zone industr(...)

RTÉ’s Christmas present to viewers (apart from showing ET on Christmas Day) is high definition. The long-planned RTÉ One HD will be launched as ear(...)

GAA  commercial director Peter McKenna and GAA director general Páraic Duffy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The graceful taking of positions for the GAA’s triennial broadcasting dance has begun with association commercial director Peter McKenna sending up th(...)

 US stocks barely budged in thin trading after investors found little reason to add significant new positions with the Dow and the S&P 500 on a five-week winning streak. Photographer: Gino Domenico /Bloomberg

Better than forecast industrial data from China gave a boost to stocks on this side of the Atlantic while in the US the markets were becalmed as the b(...)

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben is seen celebrating with the trophy after defeating Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League Final.  For BSkyB, the loss raises the likelihood that it will have to pay more for future content deals, including the next Premier League auction which is expected to be  held in 2015 for the three seasons from 2016. Photograph:  Reuters/Phil Noble

BSkyB saw more than £1.5 billion wiped off its stock market value today after Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV group was beaten at its own game with the loss o(...)

Lagardere valued its stake in Canal+ France at €1.15 billion in its accounts, while Vivendi believed it was worth €800-900 million, a source familiar with the situation said. Photograph: Jacques Brinon

Vivendi has reached an agreement to buy out partner Lagardere’s 20 per cent stake in pay-television operator Canal+ France for €1.02 billion.The accor(...)

Aer Lingus shed 4 cent before settling at €1.399. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Markets were not exactly on fire yesterday, but the general trend was positive as the bank holiday weekend approached. International data was mixed, w(...)

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