British bank Barclays has named KPMG as its new auditor, ending a 119-year relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) amid a British regulatory in(...)

Tidjane Thiam (52), started work as chief executive of Credit Suisse on Wednesday. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse’s new chief executive told staff in a memo on Wednesday the Swiss bank needed a strong balance sheet to help it through rough times and (...)

Ryanair had another electric day, closing up 0.6 per cent at a new record high of €12.34. The airline has been enjoying a strong week on the back of positive sentiment around its future earnings

European stocks extended a sell-off as the region’s leaders differed on how Greek talks were progressing. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.2 per c(...)

The Swiss bank’s stocked soared nearly 6 per cent to an all-time high. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Julius Baer stock jumped nearly 6 per cent to an all-time high on Wednesday after the Swiss private bank said it would book an initial $350 million fo(...)

Block R in Spencer Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A seven-storey Dublin docklands office block, with tenants including the Central Bank and the British building society Nationwide, will be brought to (...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

Chinese investors have gone crazy for stocks this year. The tech-heavy ChiNext index has risen by some 150 per cent since January. The Shenzhen stock (...)

 The iconic Wall Street bull. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US bull market continues to tire US markets continue to hover around all-time highs, but a large number of stocks are already in individual bear marke(...)

In the first quarter Kingfisher put agreements in place with two national retailers to take over its lease agreements on 14 B&Q stores over the next two years. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, met analysts’ expectations for first-quarter earnings and reached agreements to complete almos(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has told the Minister for Transport he does not foresee compulsory redundancies or outsourcing of jobs in the event of IAG buying the Government’s 25 per cent stake in the company.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The sale of the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) has been recommended by the Cabinet and will go before t(...)

The Cabinet has agreed to sell the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus.   Fine Gael and Labour believe they have won significant concessions from IAG in relation to the proposal. 3:13

The Cabinet has agreed to sell the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus at a meeting on Tuesday evening. It is understood the Dáil will vote on th(...)