Commerzbank’s equity stood at €27.6 billion as of September 30th, of which €20.2 billion resided in its core bank

Commerzbank boss Martin Blessing has restored the German lender to health but it is unlikely to meet ambitious 2016 turnaround targets as it faces to(...)

Some 80 per cent of Volvo customes shop online, according to research from the company which also suggest many will do the same for cars in the future

Volvo has said it will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW. The Swedish carmaker(...)

French lawyers protest against proposed reforms of the legal sector.

France’s government proposed a pro-growth reform bill on Wednesday that is crucial for avoiding EU sanctions but risks being watered down by left-w(...)

The new H&M store will open on to College Green and Andrew Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Grafton Street shopping precinct is set to get a major boost from December 18th when fashion giant H&M opens a flagship store with its m(...)

Richie Boucher, chief executive of Bank of Ireland, is leading the bank back to recovery.(Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

An expected quantitative easing programme from the European Central Bank (ECB) is set to boost Bank of Ireland’s prospects, Bank of America Merrill L(...)

French weekly Le Canard Enchaine reported that prosecutors are examining stock sales by senior BNP officials during 2013, a time when US authorities were looking into the bank’s dealings with banned countries

France’s national financial prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation into possible insider trading at BNP Paribas, the country’s biggest bank. Th(...)

Ironshore Europe Ltd, which provides broker-sourced speciality property and casualty insurance, is to move to the IPUT-owned Shelbourne Buildings in B(...)

Carrickmines Retail Park is currently producing a rental income of €4.4 million with tenants like Next (above) paying €400,000.

The fast-growing IPUT property fund is to take over ownership of Carrickmines Retail Park in south Dublin as part of a successful tender by the New Y(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis, has blamed the group’s poor performance on the hangover from Publicis’ failed “merger of equals” with world number two agency Omnicom. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes

Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accele(...)

BNP Paribas, France’s number one bank, said third-quarter net income rose 11 per cent from a year ago as gains in fixed income trading and in interna(...)