Unemployment will fall below 10 per cent next year as the Republic’s economy continues growing, according to ratings agency Fitch.

Unemployment will fall below 10 per cent next year as the Republic’s economy continues growing, according to a multinational agency that rates countri(...)

Bangladeshi labourers:  while Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest countries its  gross domestic product grew 6.1 per cent in 2014. Photograph:  Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, is not necessarily a place you would think of when exploring future possibilities in south Asia. In (...)

Investors fear that PM Alexis Tsipras and his new government’s anti-austerity stance will jeopardise liquidity. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as companies led by the Nordic region’s Nordea Bank and Sweden’s Electrolux advanced on positive earnings reports(...)

The airline will take delivery of 380 new aircraft from US manufacturer Boeing over the next nine years, by which time it says it will be the world’s biggest airline

Ryanair is hoping to fly 100 million passengers in its next financial year, according to one of its most senior executives.The Irish airline expects (...)

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras. Greek parliament  formally dissolved ahead of the January 25th election. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greece has formally dissolved parliament ahead of a general election on January 25th. The election has cast the country’s international bailout into d(...)

Unemployment in the Republic could fall to 9.7 per cent in 2016 from 11.2 per cent this year, analysts with ratings agency Standard & Poor’s have said. Photograph: Frank Miller

Unemployment could slip below 10 per cent within the next two years on the back of continued growth, according to an assessment of the Republic’s e(...)

Tesco cut its profit forecast for the fourth time in five months on Tuesday after failing to adapt to changes in the market. It has also admitted overstating profits by £263 million

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said it may downgrade Tesco’s credit rating after its latest profit warning, moving the grocer closer to losin(...)

Before joining Eircom as CFO in 2012, Richard Moat  spent 10 years as CEO of a number of telecoms businesses, most recently leading T-Mobile UK as its managing director. (Photograph: Fennell Photography)

Richard Moat, acting chief executive officer at Eircom, has been formally appointed to the role. Mr Moat has been the chief financial officer and exec(...)

Shanghai Tang: sells fashion and other items inspired by the Shanghai of the 1930s

Asia Briefing found itself in the front row of a fashion show in Shanghai last week, rubbing shoulders with China’s top fashionistas, as well as actor(...)

Fitch’s latest arrears index highlights the polarisation in the Irish mortgage market; generally even the late-stage arrears rates have plateaued or are falling, but portfolios with concentrations of loans with weaker features continue to deteriorate. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Early-stage residential mortgage arrears have fallen below 2 per cent for the first time in three and a half years, according to a new report from rat(...)