Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (front) inspects a guard of honour after arriving at Silvio Pettirossi airport in Luque near Asuncion. Photograph:Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Argentina came out swinging today against the US judge overseeing its debt default case, in defiance of a threatened contempt order, and disappointed (...)

Paul Singer, billionaire founder and president of Elliott Management.   Photograph: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

The hedge fund firm of billionaire Paul E Singer has about 300 employees, yet it has managed to force Argentina, a nation of 41 million people, into a(...)

A woman walks past a graffiti that reads “No to the debt payment” in Buenos Aires. Photo: Reuters

Is Argentina out of money? No. So if Argentina has enough money to stay current on its government bonds, why is it on the verge of defaulti(...)

A US judge has ordered Argentina and investors who did not participate in the country’s past debt restructurings to meet “continuously” with a court-appointed mediator until a settlement is reached. Photo: Bloomberg

A US judge has ordered Argentina and investors who did not participate in the country’s past debt restructurings to meet “continuously” with a court-(...)

Irish Life’s purchase of 2 Grand Canal Square will be seen as a landmark deal at a time when rents seem set to rise significantly.

Fears that the commercial property investment market is overheating have emerged following the sale of an office block in the south Dublin dockland(...)

46 St Stephen’s Green: one of four office investments in south inner city offered for sale on behalf of Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

Commercial Property EditorOne of the top performing pension funds IPUT is the front runner to buy a high-profile office building at the junction of St(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly received a mandate from Cabinet to prepare legislation five months ago. Following interventions by US  politicians, the lobbies’ letter marks an escalation of US resistance to the measure. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A coalition of powerful American business lobbies has urged Taoiseach Enda Kenny to scrap(...)

Cork Airport Business Park, 6km from Cork city centre: five third-generation office buildings for sale there are producing rents of €1,639,449

In what is likely to be one of the most important sales this year of an office investment outside Dublin, five detached and fully occupied office bloc(...)

Jim Rohr of PNC Financial Services Group claims that there is no real appetite in the Obama administration to reform the way US corporations are taxed

The fall-out for Ireland of controversy about the amount of tax paid by Apple and other US multinationals will be muted, according to one of America’s(...)

A man walks next to a Bank of America branch in New York. Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Bank of America suffered a setback on its road to recovery as revenue in key divisions declined and earnings missed expectations, sparking a se(...)