A Paris cafe waiter carries his tray with euro notes and coins

Some reassuring data from Germany eased pressure on the struggling euro today after speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve had p(...)

The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) stands beyond a euro sign sculpture in Frankfurt, Germany. Euro-area inflation unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the ECB’s concerns that the economy is too feeble to drive price growth. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro-area inflation unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the European Central Bank’s concerns that the econo(...)

Harry Crosbie in the O2 arena in 2008. Mr Crosbie is alleging that Nama is not entitled to enforce some €77 million loans against him or seek his bankruptcy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mary CarolanThe National Assets Management Agency (Nama) is to seek orders striking out an action by businessman Harry Crosbie alleging the agency is (...)

Nama claims Mr Crosbie failed to disclose substantial assets to the agency and paid his wife €1.4 million just prior to it taking over his loans in 2010

Businessman Harry Crosbie has accused the National Assets Management Agency (Nama) of trying to “bully” and “bulldoze” him and will ask the courts nex(...)

The joint agents are quoting €26 million for a block of  shops at 18-21 Henry Street and 6-8 GPO Arcade

Some of the most interesting retail investments to come on the market in Dublin this year including a block of five shops on Henry Street, JD Sports (...)

A statue stands in front of the AEX index curve as it is displayed on an electronic board inside the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, operated by Euronext, a unit of IntercontinentalExchange Group. Photo: Bloomberg

Euronext said on Tuesday it aims to raise between €880 million and €1.158 billion in an initial public offering which would value the European fina(...)

S&P said extraordinary government support for these banks would likely diminish as regulators implement the reforms, downgrading them to ‘negative’ from ‘stable. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Ratings agency Standard & Poors said it has downgraded 15 European banks, including Bank of Ireland, Barclays Credit Suisse and Deutsche Ba(...)

Jim Brown: “If you look at the banking market [in the Republic], it’s very clear that there’s the two pillar banks and there’s us. What we’re looking to do is to become a more compelling choice in the market.” Photograph: David Sleator

Jim Brown is a glass half full type of chap, which is just as well when you’re the chief executive of Ulster Bank. He admits to having “(...)

ABN Amro, the state-owned Dutch bank preparing to sell shares to the public, said fourth-quarter losses widened 24 per cent as economic woes in the Netherlands forced it to set aside more bad-loan provisions. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

ABN Amro, the state-owned Dutch bank preparing to sell shares to the public, said fourth-quarter losses widened 24 per cent as economic woes in(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during a news conference at the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said today the bank will take action if the outlook for inflation worsens or money-market turbulence resu(...)