Orange fell 4.1 per cent as Bpifrance sold a stake in the company for €580 million. Photograph: Reuters/Andrea Comas

Negative sentiment towards airlines sees Ryanair close down 2.4 per cent

The Central Bank is keen to ensure prudent lending standards are followed by the banks as the property market takes off, in order to avoid mortgage arrears building up. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank says ratio tools reduce credit risk and improve resilience of system

The European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski

Executives from AIB, Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, Ulster Bank and Merrill Lynch to meet ECB separately

Ronnie Hanna, left, pictured with Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh, and Frank Daly, the agency’s chairman. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Michael Moriarty named as his successor

Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, one of the eight hotels in Ireland up for sale as part of Nama’s  ongoing wind-down of loans and assets.

Portfolio of hotels expected to be sold individually given diverse locations

Ulster Bank, with its  headquarters on George’s Quay, Dublin, is  not joining the exodus of foreign banks from these shores.

Clearer picture should emerge when RBS publishes its third quarter results on October 31st

 Herb Hribar: Left Eircom yesterday closing out a tumultuous couple of weeks for the telco

Eircom’s owners now need to move quickly to end the uncertainty around the business and ensure the momentum Hribar had injected ov(...)

Ulster Bank’s chief executive Jim Brown: at the time of the half-year results, Ulster Bank’s chief executive Jim Brown said:
“Impairment losses have improved by 89 per cent.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

A recommendation will be made to the UK bank’s executive committee shortly

Dealz is a new brand launched here by Poundland, targeted at the value end of the retail market. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Outlet’s parent, Poundland, plans to grow to 70 stores

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