Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Royal Bank of Scotland announced yesterday that it has agreed to sell a portfolio of Ulster Bank loans in Northern Ireland to an entity affiliated (...)

The five-star Monart hotel and spa in Co Wexford. It is included in the sale of Ulster Bank’s Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers

Ulster Bank has agreed the sale of its Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers, a US-based affiliate of investment group Bain Capital. The portfo(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

Teaming up: entrenched financial players facing challengers armed with new technology are increasingly seeking to work with them

Employees at MasterCard thought they saw a drop-off in credit card volume last spring at one of their merchants, a legal services provider. Checking f(...)

Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

CRH has sold off its clay brickwork business which consists of Ibstock in the UK and Glen Gery in the US, as well as UK concrete products companies Forticrete and Supreme Concrete, for about €521m. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times)

Irish construction giant CRH is to dispose of its UK and US clay brickwork business to US buyout firm Bain Capital for £414 milion (€521mn) .The deal (...)

Dermot Desmond: decision to invest in housing will be closely watched

Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond has set up a new business with up to €200 million to spend on building residential houses in Ireland. The busines(...)

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest US pension fund, has said it will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds b(...)

GlaxoSmithKline said last week it had received “very significant” indicative bids from private equity companies. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Private equity groups are exploring a $10 billion (€7.4 billion) plan to buy hundreds of older drug brands from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi and m(...)

Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan described the regulator’s role in the illegal share-buying scheme devised in 2008 to unwind Seán Quinn’s (...)