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    Smurfit Kappa increasing its final dividend by 20% to 48 cent per share

    Smurfit Kappa's pre-tax profits soar 58%

    10.24 Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa has reported a 58% jump in pre-tax profits for the year to the end of December and it said it expects to deliver good earnings growth in 2016.

    Shares in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin rebound after heavy recent losses

    European stocks rebound from two year lows

    10.21 European shares rebounded today from two-year lows reached in the previous session, helped by some solid corporate earnings from the likes of Heineken and Smurfit Kappa.

    The IEA said in a monthly report that the surplus would be larger than previously expected in the first half of 2016

    US crude rebounds but supply glut worries remain

    08.04 Oil prices rebounded on bargain-buying in Asia today after the previous day's plunge but analysts warned any gains would be limited as the global glut that has hammered markets showed no sign of letting up.

    Morning business news with Adam Maguire

    Morning business news - February 10

    10.10 Enterprise Ireland holds its Start-up Investor Day today, where hundreds of start-ups get to meet with other entrepreneurs and potential investors.

    A roundup of some of the business stories in today's newspapers

    Today in the press

    09.54 Ryanair became Ireland's biggest indigenous company by market capitalisation yesterday, stripping CRH of the title in a dramatic change at the top as stock market turmoil continued to grip global markets.

    The four men are accused of conspiring to mislead depositors, investors and lenders by making Anglo's deposits look more than €7bn larger than they actually were

    Director saw nothing improper about Anglo deposits

    09 Feb A former director of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank has told the trial of four former bankers that he did not see anything improper about transactions carried out between Anglo and Irish Life and Permanent in March 2008.

    Denis O'Brien claims the Dáil speeches effectively determined his legal action against RTÉ

    Denis O'Brien case adjourned for two weeks

    09 Feb Denis O'Brien's legal action against the State has been adjourned for two weeks after his lawyers told the court a discovery application aimed at giving him access to minutes of a Dáil Committee meeting could be struck out.

    Yields on Japan's 10 year bonds fell to 0.005% today

    Japan 10-year bond yield goes negative

    09 Feb The yield on Japan's 10-year government bond dropped below zero today, in a first for a G7 country as panicked investors flee a bloodbath on equity markets.

    US crude stockpiles likely rose 3.9 million barrels in the week ended 5 February

    Oil prices fall nearly 6% as markets remain weak

    09 Feb Oil prices fell nearly 6% today as equity markets remained weak and forecasts of swelling record high US crude stockpiles faced expectations that global demand will not grow quickly enough to erase the overhang of crude any time soon.

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    LinkedIn reported its slowest growth in quarterly online ad revenue in more than two years.

    LinkedIn forecasts weak quarterly profits

    05 Feb LinkedIn forecast first-quarter revenue and profit below Wall Street estimates as growth slows in its ads business and its hiring services face pressure outside North America.