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Covidien Reports 3% Growth In Q114

Covidien has reported financial results for Q114 (ended December 27 2013). Net sales of US$2,639mn represented an increase of 3% from the US$2,567mn reported in Q113. Operational sales growth for the...

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Hibernia To Launch Second Irish REIT

Irish real estate investment trust (REIT) Hibernia is planning to raise around EUR350mn (US$476mn) in an initial public offering to primarily target commercial property acquisitions in Dublin.

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Prescription Charges To Rise

The increase in prescription charges in Ireland at a time when the recession is biting. Unemployment is high and salary freezes and cuts are the norm. This will lead to significant pressure being...

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BlackBerry Crumbles And Goes Private

BlackBerry has agreed to be acquired by one of its largest individual shareholders in a deal that values the business at just US$4.7bn. Canadian insurance company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd -...

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