Nama has briefed the Department of Finance on potential inducements for its debtors. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is preparing to offer financial incentives to property developers in an attempt to stop its debtors dec(...)

PokerStars paid $731 million in July 2012 to settle a money laundering lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice

Canada’s Amaya Gaming Group is to buy for $4.9 billion Rational Group, which owns and operates the world’s biggest online poker company PokerStars.The(...)

German airline Lufthansa slid the most since September 2001 after lowering operating-profit estimates for this year and next. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European stocks fell from a six-year high as companies including Deutsche Lufthansa and Vallourec cut their profit forecasts. German airline Luftha(...)

Speaking at the launch of the agency’s report yesterday, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the liquidation had been successful. “There is likely to be a small surplus for unsecured creditors,” he added. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is likely to deliver a profit on the bad property loans it bought from the Republic’s banks when its finis(...)

Central Park in south Dublin which was acquired by Green Reit and Kennedy Wilson earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson /THE IRISH TIMES

Charles O’Rourke reckons it’s different this time as he jumps into the real estate game. The 81-year-old retiree says he took “massive” losses on his (...)

Then taoiseach Brian Cowen had said that while Nama would acquire loans from the banks at a discount, the developers would still have to pay back the full amount. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Are some Irish developers getting taxpayer-funded bailouts as Nama starts offloading their loans? It certainly looks like it.Take Michael O’Flynn, the(...)

TVC Holdings executive chairman  Shane Reihill. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The directors of TVC Holdings haven’t completely killed it off just yet, but the investment company is now officially on death row and ready to meet i(...)

Michael O’Flynn, managing director and and chairman of the O’Flynn Group, framed by a copper sculpture in The Elysian gardens, in front of the 1-storey  apartment tower. Photograph: Provision

Nama’s obsession with secrecy has often threatened to be its Achilles’ heel; it breeds public distrust of an institution that people find hard to love(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn: ‘We note that these loans have now been sold to Blackstone and we believe this will assist us in responding to the opportunities we see in our markets in Ireland, the UK and Europe.’  Photograph: Alan Betson

Developer Michael O’Flynn’s property and construction group is unlikely to have to repay all of the €1.8 billion debt that State agency Nama is sellin(...)

Michael O’Flynn in front of Cork’s Elysian Tower. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney

Private equity giant Blackstone is poised to buy €1.8 billion worth of property loans given to companies cont(...)