The loss of 72 German nationals, including 16 schoolchildren, on Germanwings flight 4U 9525 was one of the largest losses of life in a single incident in recent German history. Photograph: Getty Images

The theme of European solidarity came to the fore in Europe in very different ways this week.On Monday, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras visited Be(...)

Deutsche Bank to loan Waypoint $85 million.

Helicopter leasing specialist, Waypoint, has agreed a five-year, $85 million loan with Deutsche Bank in a move that has brought its total capital to $(...)

Bood day, bad day: Aer Lingus rose on the Iseq while CRH and Ryanair fell. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined on Monday after last week’s gains, but the FTSE 100 blue-chip index managed to reverse slips in early trading to set a new r(...)

HSBC went against the overwhelming consensus for euro weakness on Thursday by raising its euro forecast to $1.20 by the end of 2017, arguing that the (...)

The funding attracted €1.1 billion of total demand

AIB has completed the issue of a €500 million fixed-rate senior unsecured debt issue with a maturity of five years and a coupon of 1.375 per cent.The (...)

Permanent TSB’s annual meeting will be held on April 8th with the bank expected to outline its plan to shareholders. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has received approval for its capital-raising plan from the governing council of the European Central Bank. The Irish Times has learned(...)

The acquisition is the latest in a spate of big pharma deals this year as many companies are strengthening their portfolios as old drugs go generic

AbbVie is to buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world’s top-selling cancer drugs and expan(...)

Permanent TSB’s capital-raising plan has yet to be finalised by the board and presented to the Minister for Finance for approval. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock, Finance CorrespondentPermanent TSB is considering raising about €500 million from external investors with a view to then repaying the (...)

The State owns 99.8 per cent of PTSB. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Permanent TSB has drawn up a shortlist of three bidders for the two portfolios of Irish loans it is seeking to sell. The Irish Times has learned that (...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)