Outside Tokyo Stock Exchange: Japanese November-April stock market returns typically exceed May-October by 8.3 percentage points annually.  Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

(...) famous paper which found evidence of the effect in 36 out of 37 developed and emerging markets. His 2012(...)

‘Oil continues to look cheap compared to stocks. The ratio between the S&P 500 and US crude oil hit a 13-year high last month, Merrill Lynch noted recently.’ Photograph:  China Newsphoto/Reuters

(...) occasions, and the gains tended to be big – on average, prices were 32 per cent higher. Markets gripped by(...)

Laura Kelly: ‘I am always prepared to pay a little more to ensure I get a higher-quality product or service.’ Photograph: Ger Lawlor

(...) invest in shares? I have not yet invested any money in shares. I like to keep an eye on the stock markets(...)

Micheál McArdle: “Ireland is in a very positive position at the moment and there are a couple of things driving that, such as the UK coming out of recession ahead of us.”

Like many Irish businesses, the Co Louth-based logistics firm McArdle Skeath started small. Over the past 47 years, however, it has grown to become on(...)

It is understood PTSB will address the issue of its standard variable rate in the next six to eight weeks

(...)’s success yesterday in raising €525 million from capital markets through the sale of €400 million worth of(...)

Jürgen Fitschen ( left) and Anshu Jain, co-chief executives of Deutsche Bank at a news conference in Frankfurt to announce plans to reduce annual costs by a further €3.5 billion,  cut back its ownership in the Postbank consumer unit and shrink the securities business to revive profitability. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

(...) turnaround plan, shutting down in markets abroad while shrinking its high-street presence at home, left(...)

Bank of Ireland was the standout stock on the Dublin market on Monday, according to one analyst. The bank’s shares  finished at 36 cent

Markets raised its rating on the stock. The FTSE 100 Index advanced 0.5 per cent to 7,103.98 at the close(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding described the investor interest as “exceptional” with the company making more than 100 presentations to potential investors over the past six months.

Permanent TSB has raised €525 million from capital markets through the sale of €400 million worth(...)

Use raw honey: processing removes much of the goodness

(...) always buy it at local markets or health food shops but I make sure to check that it’s raw and hasn(...)

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province earlier this year. Apple is expected to show a 20% jump in  Q2 earnings on Monday. (Photograph: Chance Chan/ Reuters)

US stocks rose amid optimism better-than- estimated technology earnings will extend last week’s rally, while European shares advanced as Greece reshu(...)