The banking inquiry got underway yesterday. Former Canadian secretary general of finance Rob Wright will appear at it today.

Good morning “Patient” is the new buzzword for the US Federal Reserve in describing its approach to raising interest rates, harking back to lan(...)

(...) nearby devices. In February this year, experts extolled The Mask (supposedly of Spanish origin) as more(...)

   President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi definitely doesn’t want to make a date with the now-running banking inquiry. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

(...)? “I’m sure Mr Draghi would be more than competent to answer at the banking inquiry and I wish he would(...)

Almost half of all applications for loans from SMEs were for working capital requirements

Banks are now more willing to lend to Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) than previously(...)

The long-awaited Banking Inquiry kicks off with Peter Nyberg this morning. The Irish Times business desk will be reporting on this throughout the day

Good morning The ESRI has waded into the debate on mortgage limits saying the Central Bank may be moving to soon. The think tank also predicts (...)

‘The future economic fate of Ireland’s regional and rural areas can’t be left to chance. It must be planned for and invested in.’ Photograph: Getty Images

(...) areas felt it hardest. Unemployment jumped about 30 per cent more than in urban areas. This was followed(...)

On a high: the continued advance of equities means one influential strategist sees almost no value in the US market and precious little elsewhere.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

(...) not cheap enough to compensate for their outsized risk. Russian stocks are more tempting, although(...)

Tom LyonsThe state body responsible for Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre has withdrawn its appeal of a scathing judgement by Justice Max Barrett in th(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold announced it is to dispose of its British and US clay brickwork business to US buyout firm Bain Capital

Dropping oil prices, though seen as being a boost to many sectors, served to dampen stock markets(...)

Wednesday meeting: Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg
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