Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  during a Fine Gael press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last night sought to get Fine Gael’s general election campaign back on track, following days of challenges to the (...)

Irish Life chief executive chief executive Bill Kyle welcomed the upgrade from ratings agency Fitch

Rating agency Fitch has upgraded Ireland’s largest life assurance company Irish Life one notch to ‘AA’ from ‘AA-‘. The move comes at it also affirmed(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital, said the company  needed the flexibility of third-party funding. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital is likely to tap capital markets with a bond issue, according to its chief executive, Peter(...)

Fitch said that  weak asset quality at AIB and BOI is a hurdle in the path to upgrades and is the “key vulnerability” for Irish banks.

Weak asset quality continues to be a concern for Irish banks, rating agency Fitch said on Monday, as it sounded a warning that AIB and Bank of Irelan(...)

Indian girls check their photos on a mobile phone after taking selfies in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi,

India’s number of mobile-phone subscribers topped 1 billion, becoming the only country after China to cross that milestone. The number of subscribe(...)

The AIB repayment will be the first meaningful return by the bank of its bailout money, with the promise of further payments in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

AIB will pay the State €1.62 billion on Thursday in a move that will allow the Government to balance the exchequer books for the year for the first ti(...)

A pedestrian looks at a stock markets indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, Monday. Shares in Tokyo were down more than 2 per cent in the morning trading session. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Foreign investment in emerging markets (EM) has dropped to the lowest level since the financial crisis as investors brace for the fallout of the first(...)

Ratings agency Moody’s said the €1.5 billion in supplementary spending announced last week by the Government should be “feasible”. Photo: Scott Bloomberg

Ratings agency Moody’s today said the €1.5 billion in supplementary spending announced last week by the Government should be “feasible” given that cor(...)

New contract wins have helped Capita Asset Services Ireland increase its assets under management by more than € 8 billion this year. Photograph:  Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Business processing group Capita Asset Services expects to employ 200 additional staff in Ireland over the next two years to meet increased levels of (...)

Volkswagen cars at the Frankfurt Show yesterday: the car manufacturer has been ordered to recall nearly half a million of its vehicles in the US. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European car industry was shaken yesterday after Volkswagen’s share price fell almost 20 per cent over its admission that it cheated on US emissi(...)