Christine Lagarde said she had no intention of resigning from the IMF as a result of the charge

Lagarde charged in French corruption case

27 Aug IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

Economic improvements in both Britain and Ireland helped push profits higher at the building supply firm

Grafton Group sees sharp rise in H1 profit

27 Aug Building and DIY materials specialist Grafton Group has announced an 88% rise in pre-tax profit in the first six months of the year, with the company earning £45.9m during the period.

Fyffes said it now expects to make a bigger annual saving from its merger with Chiquita

Fyffes sees 40% jump in pre-tax profit

27 Aug Irish fruit group Fyffes has seen its pre-tax profit rise to €31m in the first half of 2014, according to its latest results, up 40% on the same period of last year.

Burger King is to relocate its headquarters to Canada - where Tim Hortons is based - as part of its $11bn takeover plan

Buffett defends Burger King's move to Canada

27 Aug American billionaire Warren Buffett has denied Burger King relocating its headquarters to Canada as part of its takeover of coffee chain Tim Hortons is motivated by lower taxes.

Today in the press

Today in the press

27 Aug The Irish Independent reports that US billionaire Donald Trump paid €8.7m for the luxurious Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare, according to filings made to the Companies Office.