British lender Barclays has axed 2,700 jobs at its investment bank this year as part of a wider cull of 19,000 roles over three years

The banking sector’s long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 per cent fall in staff numbers at Europe’s biggest lenders in the firs(...)

Outside JPMorgan’s offices at Canary Wharf in London: the bank has warned that its revenue could slump by 20 per cent in the second quarter of this year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The big US banks from Citi to JPMorgan to Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley are braced for weak second-quarter earnings despite an inc(...)

Belfast’s  Titanic Quarter: this year Citi bank celebrates its 10th anniversary in  Northern Ireland. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Having an office just a stone’s throw away from where the bow of the Titanic first kissed the river Lagan could be a little unsettling for someone (...)

Citigroup quarterly net profit rose 4 per cent as a smaller loss on its troubled assets made up for a drop in revenue and profit from its core (...)

Connaught House on Burlington Road where the offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) formerly Anglo Irish Bank were located. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

IBRC, the former Anglo Irish Bank, internally valued its UK loan portfolio at between €883 million and €568 million more than it was sold for l(...)

Willem Buiter, Citi chief economist, has upgraded Ireland’s growth prospects but warned today that the country’s public finances remain “challenged”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Global bank Citi has raised its growth forecast for the Irish economy in 2014, and is now predicting GDP growth of 2.1 per cent for 2014 and 2.2 per c(...)

Bank of Ireland is set to take advantage of the positive mood towards Ireland as evidenced by yesterday’s over-subscribed issuance of government debt. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland has followed Ireland’s successful €3.75 billion sovereign debt issue yesterday with a bond issue of its own, taking advantage of the p(...)

NTMA chief executive John Corrigan  with  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at Treasury Buildings in Dublin.Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Irish bonds rallied, sending yields to the lowest since 2006, on signs that the State will make a successful return to debt markets . The National Tre(...)

John Corrigan last month said the challenge for Ireland was to achieve a “regular return to the markets on a sustainable basis”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

and FIONA REDDANThe National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is expected to test the appetite of capital markets today for Irish sovereign bonds, po(...)

The transaction will mark Ireland’s first time tapping the bond markets since it exited the bail-out programme last month.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is readying a 10-year syndicated government bond issue, which may be issued as early as tomorrow mornin(...)