Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow Oil, which announced losses of $1 billion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The financial markets have been trying not to panic this week. But headlines talking of “turmoil” and “bloodbath” have told the story, with echoes of (...)

Board displaying the day’s course of the DAX stock market index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on February 11th: stock markets across the globe have been exceptionally volatile in recent weeks. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

Stock markets worldwide stumbled on Thursday on continuing fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of (...)

In the red: European banks head toward their lowest prices since August 2012. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

It was almost like 2008 all over again for the global financial sector this week as shares were routed. On Thursday, France’s Société Générale becam(...)

Stock indices worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic(...)

The Knockrabo site,  which has been sold by AIB and Nama on behalf of  Niall Mellon, is located opposite Mount Anville girls’ school

US equity partner Broadhaven has joined forces with the long-established Irish housebuilder Maplewood Residential, to buy a site for at least 170 ho(...)

Turning a corner: IFSC companies now account for about 38 per cent of all financial services corporation tax revenues. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Profitability at Ireland’s international financial services companies rose in 2015, as corporation tax revenues soared to a five-year high. According(...)

 Long game: A valuation  in the same ball park as Permanent TSB’s flotation last year would net about €2.6 billion for a quarter share of AIB –  the next  government would be better advised to bide its time   to recoup the State’s €20.8 billion in the bank’s bailout funds. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just when AIB thought it was safe to go back to the markets, investors took a large bite out of a number of blue-chip financial stocks on Monday, with(...)

After record losses of €6.8 billion for 2015, markets are also concerned about Deutsche Bank’s ballooning legal bill.

Deutsche Bank’s share price is in free fall after attempts to calm speculation about the finances of Germany’s largest bank backfired. This came as (...)

Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

Back in 2006, Irish consumers had a staggering 14 current account providers to choose from but today those options have reduced to six

Yes the financial crisis and resulting bailout of the banks have cost taxpayers billions. But a less discussed impact of the crisis has been the dimin(...)