The new building of the European Central Bank  is illuminated while dominating the skyline of Frankfurt. Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

At around noon today, the euro zone’s 130 biggest banks will receive the European Central Bank’s final verdict on their finances after a review aimed (...)

Japan’s Nikkei share average surged 3.3 per cent on Monday and was on track to post its biggest daily rise in more than a year as investors took heart from upbeat US data and as the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia overnight, after solid US data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worr(...)

On the secondary bond market the yields on 10 year Greek bonds have risen to over 7 per cent in the wake of yesterday’s Eurogroup meeting. Photograph: SIMELA PANTZARTZI/EPA

Volatility on Irish bonds was the highest in the euro area today, followed by those of Portugal and Greece, according to measures of 10-year debt, the(...)

A broker looks at his screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany today. The stock index DAX fell under 8500 points. (Photograph: Michael Probst/AP)

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan (...)

New figures also show a decline in exports in September in the euro zone

Deflation hit five peripheral euro zone countries in September as inflation slipped to its lowest for five years and exports faltered, data on Thursda(...)

Trinity House: former Methodist Church and Community Hall  has been redeveloped and interlinked into stunning new offices with a glass lift serving all floors at Charleston Road in Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Agents BNP Paribas Real Estate are reporting a “steady stream of inquiries” regarding two well-located, high- quality Dublin office investments which (...)

The ground floor is let to Redcoral Catering Ltd, trading as Insomina, at a rent of €105,000 per annum

Kenneth Rouse of BNP Paribas Real Estate is guiding €2.5 million for a mixed use investment at 8 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, which is curren(...)

Making it plain: cigarettes waiting to be packaged. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Eight European Union countries have lodged concerns about Ireland’s plain tobacco packaging proposals, with the deadline for objections ending today.(...)

Office suite is on the first floor of Marina House on Clarence Street, Dún Laoghaire

The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has acquired a new headquarters at Marina House on Clarence Street in Dún Laoghaire. The organ(...)

French bank BNP Paribas yesterday observed “that a ratings upgrade for Ireland is justified but unlikely to come given that Moody’s gave a two-notch upgrade to Ireland in May. It is unclear if news on the IMF loans comes too late to impact Moody’s planned rating action but it further strengthens the case for an upgrade.” Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Having experienced the vicious cycle of credit rating agency downgrades following the loss of its AAA status, Ireland is now benefiting from the virtu(...)