The offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation: IBRC closed nine transactions with a combined face value of €18.7 billion while Nama completed 16 deals worth €10.1 billion.

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and the National Asset Management Agency were the two biggest sellers of commercial real estate in Europe last year,(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: gave strong hints that the Bank of England could increase interest rates from their record lows sooner than expected. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The ECB has done its part – now it’s up for countries to implement structural reforms. That was the message from Benoît Cœuré, a senior ECB figure,(...)

CRH chief executive, Albert Manifold, wants to buy into cement in emerging markets.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

CRH’s €6 billion bid to buy businesses that peers Holcim and Lafarge have put on the block as part of their merger could transform the Irish building (...)

President of Goldman Sachs,  Gary  Cohn,  at Davos: “What I am concerned about is the ability of the US to raise rates with what’s going on with the rest of the world.”  Photograph: Bloomberg

Wall Street executives said the US Federal Reserve’s ability to raise interest rates will be restrained by weak economic growth abroad and slow inflat(...)

CRH signalled it may tap shareholders to help pay for any deal.

Irish building materials giant, CRH, is in the running for assets that its competitors Lafarge and Holcim will have to sell ahead of their proposed me(...)

Snowmen wearing the world’s flags at Davos 2015.

An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchli(...)

CRH wants to buy a $6bn portfolio. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

CRH and groups led by Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners have submitted bids for assets put up for sale by cement makers Holcim and Lafarge ahead o(...)

Downfall of O’Reilly Sir Anthony O’Reilly was forced to sell of his assets to meet his debts, largely accrued in the fight with Denis O’Brien fo(...)

Goldman Sachs is the latest global investor to be linked with an Irish loan portfolio. (Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

A venture between Goldman Sachs and CarVal Investors is understood to be poised to purchase about €1 billion of real estate loans linked to the for(...)

The Atrium in Sandyford, Dublin is home to Mircosoft and Salesforce . (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

US investment group Blackstone has acquired The Atrium building, home to Microsoft and Salesforce, in Sandyford, south Dublin, from a group of private(...)