National Treasury Management Agency chief executive John Corrigan: “Ireland, as a BBB-rated credit, can now borrow 10-year money on terms which we could not access as a AAA credit.” Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

10-year debt could trade at 60 basis points more than German debt, says John Corrigan

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher: “We see opportunities in construction and we would like to look at that.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Level of equity developers could put into schemes an issue, says chief executive

Regulatory efforts at making the financial advice industry more transparent face an uphill struggle

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

Exports are likely to add to GDP growth in the first quarter of the year

Trinity College Dublin is hoping that donations from the public through a new crowdfunding platform will help get three new businesses off the ground.

Student start-ups are looking to raise funds to get their businesses off the ground

Getting your sister to interview for you - and then taking the job when she gets it - is likely to end in tears.

Everyone exaggerates their qualifications on CVs or in interviews but some candidates go too far

The demutualisation of stock exchanges is a trend which has seen other exchanges, including Toronto, Hong Kong and London, restructure in recent decades. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Exchange demutualises with six stockbrokers taking shareholding; brokers to share €27.5m

Ardagh’s US revenues will rise to $2 bilion annually following its acquisition of VNA. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Divestment is part of the terms of the glass group’s €1.3 billion purchase of Verallia North America

Julius Baer’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch’s business outside the US and Japan will see it open offices in Ireland, Luxembourg and India for the first time

Swiss wealth manager completes acquisition of Merrill Lynch’s Irish business

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