Panti Bliss. Among the rivals Kickstarter has in Ireland is Indiegogo, recently used by filmmaker Conor Horgan to raise more than €50,000 to make a documentary about the Irish drag queen.

There was much excitement among entrepreneurs, inventors and other creative types this week when it was announced that the world’s biggest crowdfundin(...)

Reports have suggested that US banks are considering moving their European headquarters from London to Dublin, due to concerns that Britain might exit the European Union, the so-called “Brexit”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

By this time of year, wealthy bankers in the City of London have usually jetted off to their summer holiday destinations. Tuscany, Provence and the(...)

Merrill Lynch, dropped as broker after it was said to have  taken on competitor to Weir Group.

Weir Group has dropped Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its corporate broker after the bank took on a direct competitor to the British engineer as a c(...)

Workers assemble pens at the A.W. Faber-Castell (Guangzhou) Stationery Co. factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Activity in China’s factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed today, off(...)

Susie Bioletti of TCD and Peter Keegan of Bank of America Merrill Lynch view ‘The Book of Dimma’ the ‘Garland of Howth’ and the ‘Book of Mulling’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The oldest known surviving Irish manuscript will be among a number of works to be exhibited publicly for the first time in 2016, after Trinity Coll(...)

The total amount Merrill Lynch has shifted out of Ireland in the past two years is roughly equivalent in size to the entire Bank of Ireland group. Photographer: Gino Domenico/Bloomberg News

Merrill Lynch International Bank (MLIB), Ireland’s largest bank when measured by the size of its balance sheet, shifted a net $84 billion worth of (...)

British discount retailer B&M is to be valued at up to £2.9 billion in its London share flotation. Photograph: Thinkstock

British discount retailer B&M is to be valued at up to £2.9 billion in its London share flotation, making it one of the biggest UK retail listings(...)

Steve Ballmer (58) outbid two groups, one led by media mogul David Geffen that offered $1.6 billion and included TV talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison. Photograph:  Michael Kappler/EPA

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has purchased the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers franchise for $2 billion, a record for a professional bask(...)

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is to sell club. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has said in a statement that he intends to sell the club. Lerner had bold ambitions when he secured the club from Elli(...)

Traders work in the Volatility Index Options (VIX) pit on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in Chicago. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Global equities rose today on robust US retail sales data, rebounding from last week’s steep decline, while the euro fell, prompted by the Euro(...)