European stocks were little changed as Russia said it will begin new military drills along its border with Ukraine.
Corporate spending on cloud-computing services will reach $191 billion in 2020 as companies replace older equipment with web-based systems, according to technology research company Forrester.
Anglo Irish Bank liquidator seeks to sell $19 billion in loans, IDA Ireland to build two facilities in Athlone and Waterford and sales of Jameson whiskey rise.
European shares rebounded from yesterday's losses as merger and acquisitions activity and upbeat earnings from Apple and Facebook helped lift prices.
C&C Group will create 25 new jobs over the next two years in Belfast through a £1.2 million investment in a commercial business support centre in the city.
The European Central Bank could embark on a broad-based asset buying plan if the euro zone inflation outlook worsens, ECB president Mario Draghi said.
German firms shrugged off concerns about tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine, helping the Ifo business climate index to a surprise increase in April.
Irish wholesale prices fell by 0.6 per cent in March and were down 3.1 per cent on the levels seen in March last year, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said.
Premier Foods, the British maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy, said a tough grocery market and the later timing of Easter had hit sales in its first quarter.
IDA Ireland said it has signed contracts for the construction of two new advanced technology buildings in Athlone and Waterford.
Pernod Ricard, which owns Jameson whiskey, reported third-quarter revenue that missed estimates as de-stocking in China continued to weigh on shipments.
Irish Bank Resolution Corp, formed to complete the liquidation of Anglo Irish Bank, asked a US bankruptcy judge to approve the sale of $19 billion in loans.
Lakeland Dairies said pre-tax profit rose by 30 per cent to €10.3 million last year on the back of buoyant world dairy markets, growing customer demand and new business development.
The government is making progress in tackling the most economically and socially important problem we face – unemployment, writes Jim Power.
Apple reported a surge in sales of iPhones, with 43.7 million purchased in the fiscal second quarter.
Water fees and reliefs to be set next week, man getting the dole had €400,000 in bank account and Penneys plans to open first US outlet next year.
The world’s largest social-networking site reported first-quarter profit and revenue yesterday that blew past analysts’ estimates.
Kenmare Resources said the amount of ore mined in the first quarter rose by 81 per cent to 7.5 million tonnes and it expects overall market conditions to improve in the second quarter.
Exergyn’s technology, which is still in prototype stage, takes low-grade waste heat and converts it to power - an idea that could significantly reduce commercial heating bills.
What's happening in the business world in the days ahead.
European shares declined today as sales of new houses in the United States dipped unexpectedly to an eight-month low and geopolitical tensions caused concern for investors.
Irish start-up Vconnecta has announced the sign-up of its first group of customers in the US, making it the first Irish company to supply campaigning technology to a major American political party.
Changes to Ireland’s employment permits system will make Ireland “the top global location for ICT skills and confirm our status as the internet capital of Europe,” the Government said today.
IT company EMC, which employs over 3,000 people in Ireland, has reported first-quarter earnings of $5.5 billion.
Portugal’s government bonds rose, with 10-year yields falling to the lowest since 2006, after the nation held its first auction since a bailout in 2011.
Services and manufacturing in the euro zone expanded faster than economists forecast in April, indicating the economy continued to strengthen at the start of the second quarter.
PhoneWatch has announced plans to create 230 new jobs as it opens up to 12 regional centres.
Primark to open new US store in Boston next year, Flybe to fly to Dublin from London City Airport and incomes in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Kildare exceed state average.
Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Kildare were the only counties where per capita disposable income exceeded the state average in 2011, CSO data show.
Europe’s largest independent regional airline, will add routes between London City Airport and destinations in the UK and Ireland in a push to attract business travellers.
German manufacturing and services strengthened more than forecast this month, adding to signs that the euro zone’s largest economy is underpinning the region’s recovery.
Primark, which owns the Penneys chain of clothing stores, plans to open its first US store in Boston next year followed by a number of others in the US northeast.
European shares edged lower after strong gains yesterday, knocked by an earnings miss from Ericsson and weak French and Chinese data.
Aminex said it made a loss of $17.3 million last year as the company shifted its focus from exploration to development and production.
Associated British Foods met forecasts with a one per cent rise in first-half profit as a major fall in its sugar business was offset by a strong performance from Primark and progress in its grocery operation.
China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April although the pace of decline eased, helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown.
Generous welfare stops return to work, OECD says, firms lose up to €4 million as cyber crime doubles and O'Brien firm poised to acquire "Buy & Sell".
Toyota outsold General Motors and Volkswagen for a third straight quarter, helped by rising demand in Japan and China.
The main business events scheduled for the week ahead.
European stocks rose the most in seven weeks as pharma companies led the way in gains.
Fumbally Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to providing collaboration, expansion and networking opportunities to creative businesses, will open 13 new locations across Ireland and the UK.
The Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is working but needs adjustments to maximise its potential, according to a review of the plan by the OECD.
Large deals make sense for Pfizer and AstraZeneca, even if not with each other.
One51 reports first after-tax profit since 2006, Novartis to buy Glaxo's cancer drugs and Manchester United sacks David Moyes as manager.
European shares rose for a third day with healthcare companies leading the gains after the Easter holiday.
One51 reported an after-tax profit of €7.1 million for last year compared to a loss of €116 million in 2012 and its first such profit since 2006.
Philips, the world’s largest lighting company, reported first-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates as the strength of the euro hurt profit and sales.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked, only 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.