Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Investors are waiting for Thursday’s ECB meeting for details about the quantitative-easing program announced in January. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Ireland is likely to be a top beneficiary of the European Central Bank’s forthcoming €1.1trillion quantitative easing (QE) programme bond strategists(...)

 Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest lender, said fourth-quarter profit rose as provisions for risky loans fell. Photo: Bloomberg

Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest lender, said fourth-quarter profit rose as provisions for risky loans fell. Net income increased to €77 million (...)

The availability of prime office space across Dublin decreased by more than 40 per cent in the past 12 months

The latest Dublin Office Market Review and Outlook 2015 from JLL predicts another strong year ahead for the sector after a “phenomenal 2014” where ren(...)

3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre: the two investments form part of a complex of six buildings.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Standard Life has re-entered the Dublin office investment market with the purchase of two buildings at 3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s Interna(...)

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, waves to supporters as he arrives at Athens University following his election victory in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. Tsipras said that Greece’s era of bowing to international creditors is over, as he celebrated his party’s victory in Greek elections dominated by a public backlash against years of budget cuts. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

After five years of relentless belt- tightening, Greeks have said enough. It’s now up to the country’s euro-area peers to decide how to respond to the(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio (left) leave after addressing an ECB news conference in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Businesses across Asia and Europe have slashed prices at the start of the year to drum up trade, surveys showed on Friday, a day after the European Ce(...)

Oil prices dipped early on Thursday, ahead of an expected announcement of a bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank. Photo: Bloomberg

Oil prices dipped early on Thursday, ahead of an expected announcement of a bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank (ECB) that could push t(...)

 Oil prices dropped to  5-1/2-year lows on Monday on worries about a surplus of global supplies and lacklustre demand. Photo: Bloomberg

Oil prices dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday on worries about a surplus of global supplies and lacklustre demand.Russia’s oil output hit a po(...)

Commerzbank’s equity stood at €27.6 billion as of September 30th, of which €20.2 billion resided in its core bank

Commerzbank boss Martin Blessing has restored the German lender to health but it is unlikely to meet ambitious 2016 turnaround targets as it faces to(...)

Oil prices have dropped roughly 30 per cent since June and predictions for the OPEC meeting range from a large output cut to no action at all

Brent crude oil fell towards $78 a barrel after Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said the market “will stabilise itself eventually”, ahead of a key OPEC m(...)