Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Bank plans to buy back about $5.4 billion of bonds. Photographs: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

European shares rebounded on Friday as Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rallied, helping stock markets stage a partial recovery from stinging losses earl(...)

Commerzbank also said on Friday that it expects a slight increase in net profit in 2016

Commerzbank returned to profit in the fourth quarter as provisions for bad loans fell thanks to Germany’s robust economy, allowing it to draw a line u(...)

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board in Frankfurt

The London market rebounded this morning from sharp falls yesterday that left it at three-and-a-half year lows. The FTSE 100 Index was up 88.7 points(...)

Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

Deutsche Bank’s € 1.75bn contingent convertible bond traded below 75 cents on the euro — its lowest level — a 19 per cent fall in price this year. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Prices for the riskiest bonds sold by some of Europe’s largest banks plumbed new lows on Monday, the latest sign of investors reassessing their outlo(...)

Members of the public beside a mural in Dublin’s Temple Bar area by street artist SUMS supporting a yes vote in the marriage equality  referendum. Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the more unusual aspects of the marriage referendum was the decision of a number of US multinationals with significant operations here to enter(...)

Kingspan fell 5.7 per cent, despite announcing a new partnership with KoolDuct.

Turmoil returned to global financial markets yesterday as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank as much as 565 points a(...)

Oil fell towards $37 a barrel on Monday, trading within sight of an 11-year low. Photo: Bloomberg

Oil fell towards $37 a barrel on Monday, trading within sight of an 11-year low, pressured by excess supply that has more than halved prices since the(...)

Ratings agency Moody’s said that it will only upgrade Ireland further if the public debt ratio were to be reduced further at a rapid pace. (Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg)

Ratings agency Moody’s said on Monday that it would downgrade Ireland again if the next government were to pursue “a materially different fiscal poli(...)

Chief executive Kevin Nowlan said the company was likely to use the money to buy further offices and sites in Dublin’s central business district.

Hibernia Real Estate Investment Trust is likely to use the €400 million it is borrowing from three banks to add to its stock of central Dublin offi(...)