Global economic weakness? Bring it on! That’s what investors seem to be saying lately, with stocks bouncing nicely despite a raft of weak economic da(...)

People close to Worldpay said it was confident of achieving a market capitalisation of about €6.6 billion when it floats later this month. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The bet made by Worldpay in rejecting a rival’s takeover bid and opting for an initial public offering looks close to paying off after the payments pr(...)

Philip Jansen is one of about 230 managers who will share in a pot of £350 million if the company reaches its £3.5 billion market capitalisation target.

The chief executive of Worldpay, the private-equity owned UK payments processor, is due to receive a £50 million payout after the company’s stock mark(...)

The company’s publicly traded shares are expected to be at least 25 per cent of outstanding stock

The private-equity owners of Worldpay Group have decided to pursue an initial public offering in which the British payments processor will raise about(...)

CRH attributed an enterprise value of about £414 million to UK brick maker Ibstock. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A UK brick company sold by CRH six months ago in a £414 million (€578 million) deal is being prepared for a flotation with a highly ambitious valua(...)

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(...)