A protester at an anti European Union (EU) demonstration outside the Greek parliament at Syntagma square in Athens. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European markets are braced for a wave of contagion from Greece on Monday, with heavy losses for southern European government bonds and regional stock(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: sources say Mr Osborne is due to lay out plans for privatising Royal Bank of Scotland next week. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

British chancellor George Osborne is expected to lay out plans for privatising Royal Bank of Scotland in next week’s Mansion House speech, according t(...)

Gerrit Zalm, chairman of ABN Amro Group NV, said in a statement the bank had much work to do in regaining public trust after the uproar following its since-shelved decision to grant pay increases of up to €100,000 to the bank’s top management. ( Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

ABN Amro, the state-owned Dutch bank, posted its highest profits in four years on Wednesday, but said it would take a long time to restore confidenc(...)

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, to cut output from 34 to 30 million carats this year as demand drops. Photograph: Reuters.

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, cut its output target for the year as demand for the gems weakens and prices fell for a second quarter(...)

Johnny Ronan was one of the highest profile developers during the property boom that ultimately led to the Republic’s financial crash in 2008.

US firm Colony Capital and UK-based M&G Investments are funding developer Johnny Ronan’s exit from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).Ron(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland. RBS has agreed to sell its Couts International private bank to Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privee. Photo: Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to sell its Couts International private bank to Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privee, becoming the latest foreign bank to(...)

Fuel pump nozzles branded with the Shell logo sit at a gas station, operated by Royal Dutch Shell  in Brussels. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

Oil prices continued their rout on Tuesday with Brent crude and US WTI both falling to their lowest in almost six years, as a persistent global supply(...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Oil is on track for its biggest fall since 2008. Photograph: Reuters

Brent crude oil rose to about $60 (€49) per barrel yesterday, supported by concerns about disruption to output from Libya. But a global supply glut ke(...)

The ING logo is displayed in Amsterdam, NetherlandS. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

ING, the largest Dutch bank, said today it would scrap 1,700 jobs over the next three years as part of an online banking push and would book a provisi(...)