Data showing US economic strength boosted the S&P 500 Photograph: Reuters

European markets declined today as miners fell after manufacturing data missed economists’ estimates for the region and for China.The Iseq index bucke(...)

AIB chief executive David Duffy: Cantillon wonders if he would agree with Anne Boden’s assertions about her former role at the bank?

Having quietly taken her leave of AIB as chief operating officer last December, Anne Boden is busily preparing for the launch next year of her new UK (...)

Martin Wheatley, chief executive officer of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), speaks during a news conference following an announcement by the FCA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority yesterday, about penalties given to five banks following a global foreign-exchange rigging probe. The FCA said its fines relate to “ineffective” controls at UBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, and HSBC,  that allowed the banks to put their “interests ahead of those of their clients, other market participants and the wider UK financial system.” (Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

In an early morning chat, three senior currency traders at some of the world’s biggest banks weighed the pros and cons of admitting a fourth member(...)

National benchmark indexes fell in all of the 18 western European markets yesterday. Photograph: iStockPhoto

European stocks fell yesterday as banks dragged the Stoxx Europe 600 Index lower and Nato said Russia had sent troops and heavy weapons into Ukraine.(...)

A pedestrian walks past a money exchange bureau with a board displaying the exchange rate of the US dollar

Global regulators imposed penalties totalling $3.4 billion on five major banks, including UBS, HSBC and Citigroup on Wednesday in a landmark settleme(...)

Customers stand at a counter inside a Standard Chartered bank branch in Hong Kong, China. The bank is to close as many as 100 retail branches.

Standard Chartered said it would cut as many as 100 retail branches and manage more money for the wealthy as it sought to reassure the lender’s bigges(...)

Britain’s big four lenders - Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and HSBC - have about 77 per cent of the 65 million personal current accounts in Britain

Britain’s big banks could be broken up after the country’s competition watchdog launched an in-depth investigation into services for small business cu(...)

AIB gave a loan secured on a family house even though though Barclays Bank already held mortgages on the property.

AIB has lost a supreme court action in London after it sued a firm of solicitors for nearly €3 million (€3.8 million) lost in a loan given to a couple(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland is to retain full ownership of Ulster Bank following a strategic review of its operations in Ireland. The move ends more(...)

C&C results showed falls in profitability in its US and British businesses, sparking a selloff that knocked 8.6 per cent off its value. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

European stocks rallied late, reversing earlier losses, as a report showed that US economic growth had beaten forecasts.Commerce department figures s(...)