German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to see rapid progress at the EU meeting today. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks and their ability to finance Moscow’s faltering economy in its most serious sanctions so far(...)

Twilfit House: at the junction of Jervis Street and Upper Abbey Street

The London-based SW3 Capital has added to its property assets on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Merrion Square and College Green by buying an early 20th-cent(...)

Publicis chief executive Maurice Levy said the strong euro was also to blame for chipping away at the group’s growth. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

French advertising group Publicis has warned it would be “very difficult” to meet its sales growth target this year after a second-quarter slowdown, c(...)

 The Chase in Sandyford: Regus to open a new office

The global serviced office provider Regus is continuing its expansion in Ireland by opening a new office at The Chase in Sandyford, Co Dublin. The com(...)

Ardstone originally bought the four-storey modern block at 85 Pembroke Road about 12 months ago for €4.75 million

The Dublin-based private investment manager Ardstone Capital has chalked up a handsome profit on a small office building in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, aft(...)

Dankse’s former bank premises in Stillorgan, Co Dublin

Danske Bank has managed to assign the lease of its former bank premises in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, after paying its landlord more than €1 million compe(...)

Kenneth Rouse, formerly of AIB Capital Markets, with Patrick Curran, managing director of BNP Paribas Real Estate after joining the agency as part of (...)

Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest lender, is accused by US authorities of transferring money through its US operations on behalf of companies in Iran and Sudan

US authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany’s Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United S(...)

The $8.9 billion fine imposed on French bank BNP Paribas for violating sanctions against Sudan and other countries was unprecedented, but investors(...)

Holcim and Lafarge, seeking antitrust backing for a planned $40 billion merger, have outlined an initial list of assets for sale. Photo: Bloomberg

Holcim and Lafarge, seeking antitrust backing for a planned $40 billion merger, outlined an initial list of assets for sale to cut the importance of E(...)