Fitch said retail fixed-line competition is “remarkably similar” to the UK with the incumbent Eir facing stiff competition from bundled services provided by rivals

Ireland’s telecoms market is “vibrant, crowded and competitive,” according to a new report that finds the sector generated about €3.7 billion in reven(...)

 A Total petrol  station in Paris. It could be a difficult year for many oil producers, according to Fitch Ratings, which estimates the aggregate earnings of seven major oil companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will fall 22 per cent in 2016.

Stocks are struggling to make headway and bond prices are firmer as a rising dollar and weaker oil prices provide an excuse for a breather after Wall (...)

An oil-rig is pictured amongst vessels moored along a row of shipyards northwest of Waterfront City on Batam island, in Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province

Oil prices slid on Monday after a meeting between major producing nations on a proposed output freeze fell apart, leaving the world grappling with an (...)

Fitch said Eir’s fibre investment had been transformational

Fitch has revised Eir’s outlook grade to positive from stable and affirmed its long-term issuer default rating at ‘B’. The ratings agency said the fo(...)

CRH entered the Indian market in 2008 with the acquisition of a stake in a cement business called My Home Industries

Building materials giant CRH is reported to have submitted a bid for an Indian cement business being sold by Franco-Swiss rival LafargeHolcim, which i(...)

On Thursday the ECB raised monthly asset purchases to €80 billion from €60 billion and cut its deposit rate by 10 basis points to -0.4 per cent

Euro zone bond markets stabilised on Friday after a sell-off triggered by ECB President Mario Draghi saying he did not anticipate further interest rat(...)

 Moody’s, the ratings agency, has cut its outlook on China’s government credit to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’. Photo: Bloomberg

Clifford Coonan in Beijing Moody’s, the ratings agency, has cut its outlook on China’s government credit to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’ on the back of a(...)

 Bill Kyle, Chief Executive, Irish Life Group: “One in three Irish adults has some savings with us and we manage 15 per cent of personal assets in Ireland.”

Irish Life contributed €204 million in profit last year to its Canadian parent company, Great-West Lifeco, according to full year results just publish(...)

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(...)