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The FTSE 100 lost ground today, down 5.31 points at 7,032.70 just before markets closed after a turbulent start to the day when it lost as much as 0.8 per cent. All week markets have been reacting to the political fallout from Brexit as the FTSE 100 wiped out gains made late last week. Top 5 FTSE [...]
Shares in Irish building supplies company CRH plummeted yesterday amid reports that a merger between Swiss cement maker Holcim and its French counterpart Lafarge could fall apart. The fears arose after Holcim’s largest stakeholder, Thomas Schmidheiny, who owns about 20 per cent of the company, demanded a better deal, according to Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung. [...]
Irish building materials group CRH’s deal to buy the assets being offloaded by cement firms Holcim and Lafarge ahead of their planned merger was “too good to turn down”, the company’s chief executive Albert Manifold said yesterday. CRH announced on Sunday that it had entered into a binding commitment with Holcim and Lafarge to acquire [...]
Irish building supplies groups CRH offset a drop in airlines after Ryanair warned on its profit outlook to push the FTSE index higher yesterday. Shares in CRH, one of the top gainers in the FTSE 100 index , rose 7.2 per cent after the company said it had agreed to pay €6.5bn (£4.9bn) for assets [...]
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