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  • DUBLIN _ Alkermes PLC on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $46.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Alkermes expects a full-year loss of 38 cents per share. Alkermes shares have risen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Eaton tops 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:36 AM ET

    DUBLIN _ Eaton Corp. PLC on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $535 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.14 per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.51 billion.

  • July 28- Ingersoll-Rand Plc, the maker of Trane airconditioners and Thermo King refrigeration units, forecast a lower-than-expected current-quarter profit, citing slow growth in its industrial business. The Dublin, Ireland- based company said it expects third-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.15 to $1.19 per share. The company's net profit attributable to...

  • Ingersoll-Rand misses Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Ingersoll-Rand shares tumbled 6 percent after the company issued a weak forecast for the quarter and its second-quarter performance sent investors scattering. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, came to $1.20 per share, which was 3 cents shy of expectations, according to a poll by Zacks Investment...

  • Icon PLC beats 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    DUBLIN _ Icon PLC on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $58.6 million. Icon PLC expects full-year earnings to be $3.60 to $3.70 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.57 billion to $1.6 billion. Icon PLC shares have increased 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TEL AVIV, July 27- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a cash and stock deal that will turn the Israeli company into one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms. It also will allow Dublin- based Allergan, the third-largest generic drugmaker in the United States, to focus on branded drugs...

  • JERUSALEM— Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing Dublin- based Allergan PLC's generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli analysts called the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company. Statements from both companies say the deal will see Allergan receive $33.75 billion in cash and shares...

  • Allergan to acquire Naurex as Teva talks continue Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    Allergan PLC, the Dublin- based pharmaceutical giant, announced Sunday it has agreed to buy Naurex, a developer of drugs for depression and other central nervous system disorders, for $560 million. The announcement comes among reports that Allergan is in talks to sell its enormous generic drug division to Israel- based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The...

  • TEL AVIV, July 26- After months of sparring in a hostile takeover bid for rival Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceutical's move to buy Allergan Plc's generic drug business instead could be a smoother ride that will bring bigger returns, faster. Israel- based Teva, the world's largest generic drugmaker, is in advanced talks to buy Allergan's generic drugs unit for between $40-...

  • July 25- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is in advanced talks to buy Allergan Plc's generic drug business following a thus far unsuccessful effort to acquire peer Mylan NV, according to a person familiar with the matter. Jerusalem- based Teva, which has offered to buy Mylan for $40 billion, is now close to an agreement to acquire Dublin- based Allergan's...

  • Horizon Pharma raises bid for Depomed to $33 per share Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Drugmaker Horizon Pharma PLC is boosting its offer for fellow drugmaker Depomed to $33 per share. The Dublin- based company said Tuesday that the new offer is contingent on Depomed entering "good faith" talks on the transaction. Depomed said in a statement that it would review the offer with independent advisers and advised shareholders not to act on the...

  • ATHENS, July 16- European creditors moved cautiously towards re-opening funding to Greece's stricken economy on Thursday, hours after a fractious Greek parliament approved a tough bailout program aimed at preventing a chaotic exit from the euro. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won the backing of parliament in the early hours of Thursday for the stringent...

  • *Emergency funding to stay as Greece readies reforms. However, the lawmakers are under pressure to act fast as the ECB, facing resistance from Germany, would be unlikely to extend the funding line next week if Greece misses a debt repayment due to the ECB on July 20. The lawmakers' support for tough reforms, agreed by leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday...

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. ATHENS, July 6- Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece's new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University,...

  • *Expected to pursue issue of debt relief for Greece. The 55- year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University, speaks Greek with a British accent and rarely appears in public, let alone wearing the torso-hugging T-shirts Varoufakis favors. Like Varoufakis, Tsakalotos has often decried Europe for big...

  • SINGAPORE/ NEW YORK, July 3- Greece's huge global diaspora is dishing out advice to friends and relatives on how to vote in Sunday's referendum and some feel so strongly they are buying expensive tickets to get home to cast their own ballots. One airline put on extra flights and ticket prices have risen for expatriates who want to have a say in whether Greece...

  • *Controls lasted years in Cyprus and Iceland. *Greece could stabilise banks but system may go bankrupt. ATHENS/ LONDON, June 29- Capital controls imposed in Greece are likely to stay in place for months and its banks may need billions of euros of new capital or even face nationalisation under a lengthy financial rebuilding, industry sources said.

  • *Controls lasted years in Cyprus and Iceland. *Greece could stabilise banks but system may go bankrupt. ATHENS/ LONDON, June 29- Capital controls imposed in Greece are likely to stay in place for months and its banks may need billions of euros of new capital or even face nationalisation under a lengthy financial rebuilding, industry sources said.

  • DUBLIN, June 29- A Boeing 787 Dreamliner en route from Mexico City to Paris made an emergency landing at Ireland's Shannon Airport on Monday and all 193 people on board disembarked safely, a spokesman for the airport said on Monday. Mexico's Aeromexico said in a statement that an alert in the cargo hold of the flight caused it to divert, and a spokesperson later...

  • DUBLIN, June 26- Greece's bailout battle with Germany is casting a long shadow in Ireland, dividing political and public opinion over whether Dublin should stand alongside Athens as a fellow bailout recipient or push to ensure the Greeks don't get an easy ride. When Noonan was reported to have been one of the harshest critics of Greece in talks this week, the...