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(...)

Barclays, the UK’s second biggest bank by assets, said third-quarter profit unexpectedly rose. Photo: Bloomberg

Barclays, the UK’s second biggest bank by assets, said third-quarter profit unexpectedly rose, as it set aside £500 million to cover the cost of set(...)

Eagle Alpha has raised $1.2 million (€942,000) in its second fundraising round. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Eagle Alpha, a Dublin-headquartered start-up that analyses social media for stockbrokers, hedge funds and other investors, has raised $1.2 million (...)

Pass rates are just one part of Sunday’s European stress tests - the focus will also be on how the asset quality review influences the development of capital ratios and non-performing loans. Photograph: BORIS ROESSLER/EPA

For investors, the European Central Bank’s yearlong evaluation of the region’s banks isn’t just about who passes and who fails. The bigger question wi(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Trust is part of the AIB Group

First Trust Bank, which is part of the AIB group, has been heavily criticised for telling small business owners in the UK they must open an account(...)

 A construction site in Beijing’s central business district. China’s gross domestic product expanded 7.3 per cent from a year ago in the third quarter, compared with 7.5 per cent in the second quarter and 7.4 per cent in the first quarter of this year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, data showed yesterday, as the world’s second biggest economy struggled(...)

Luck and risk: traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Fancy yourself as a good stock-picker? Think you can spot the next big thing and avoid tomorrow’s losers? Think again. A recent JPMorgan report highli(...)

An investor holds a child in front of an electronic screen showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shenyang, Liaoning province.  Photograph: Reuters

Amid a flurry of doom-laden reports about China’s economic outlook, a very bullish report comes our way from Barclays, entitled China 2.0: a new econo(...)

Kenmare’s managing director Michael Carvill said the company remained focused on conserving cash and controlling costs

Irish mining firm Kenmare Resources has said that shipments of finished products rose by 24 per cent to 183,000 tonnes in the third quarter.This compa(...)