Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

The Bank of England sign on the wall of its headquarters in London. A power cut at the bank added to the drama of banking stress tests yesterday

A power cut at the Bank of England added to the drama of the banking stress tests on Tuesday, as reporters and officials were forced to quit Threadnee(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, pauses during a news conference . Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds barely passed stress tests set by the Bank of England, which said their capital at the end of last year fell short(...)

Brent for January fell to a low of $60.28 a barrel in Asian trade, down $1.57 and its lowest since July 2009

Brent crude oil hit a fresh five-year low close to $60 a barrel on Monday after producer group Opec restated its determination not to cut output despi(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

David Richards of WANdisco. He said he was convinced to invest in the North because of its excellent talent pool

There is a big billboard on the wall of one of David Richards’s many offices around the globe which proclaims that “imagination is more important than(...)

The  European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

The European Central Bank is likely to implement full-blown quantitative easing in the first half of next year in a bid to revive the flagging euro zo(...)

European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Less than a month after assuming the helm at the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled his much awaited investment plan for Europe. Mi(...)

The price slide in oil  is having a serious impact on oil producers that rely on revenues from crude exports to balance their budgets. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Banks including Barclays and Wells Fargo are facing potentially heavy losses on an $850 million (€680m) loan made to two oil and gas companies in a si(...)

Paddy McKillen: the  judge said it “is not in dispute that Mr McKillen is not domiciled in England. He is Irish”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A legal bid to force property investor Paddy McKillen to sell his shares in three of London’s most highly-rated hotels should be heard in London, the(...)