Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. The company has  unveiled a plan for a tax-free spin-off of its 15 per cent stake in China’s Alibaba.

Yahoo plans to spin off its 15 per cent stake in China’s Alibaba, responding to pressure to hand over to shareholders its prized e-commerce investment(...)

The offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation: IBRC closed nine transactions with a combined face value of €18.7 billion while Nama completed 16 deals worth €10.1 billion.

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and the National Asset Management Agency were the two biggest sellers of commercial real estate in Europe last year,(...)

Radisson Blu Hotel on Golden Lane in Dublin: four-star hotel was said to be trading well when the loans were sold in December. Photograph: Eric Luke

Developer Padraic Rhatigan is understood to be close to refinancing an €80 million debt due on properties that include a high-profile hotel and offi(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: gave strong hints that the Bank of England could increase interest rates from their record lows sooner than expected. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The ECB has done its part – now it’s up for countries to implement structural reforms. That was the message from Benoît Cœuré, a senior ECB figure,(...)

David Duffy is leaving AIB to take up a role in the UK as head of Clydesdale Bank. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

AIB has not asked the Government to lift the €500,000 annual cap on executive pay as it begins the search for a new chief executive following David D(...)

President of Goldman Sachs,  Gary  Cohn,  at Davos: “What I am concerned about is the ability of the US to raise rates with what’s going on with the rest of the world.”  Photograph: Bloomberg

Wall Street executives said the US Federal Reserve’s ability to raise interest rates will be restrained by weak economic growth abroad and slow inflat(...)

Angus Ridgeway of Potentialife, Hugo MacNeill of Goldman Sachs and Tim Arnold of Hailo at the ‘Be Your Best’ workshop in the ‘Irish Times’ offices. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he learned that there was no positive behavioural psychology programme that could be shown to actually work, Tal Ben-Shahar (44), an American-(...)

Enda Kenny declined to say if the Government would now relax the wage cap. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Government-imposed banker pay caps are a “constraint,” as the chief executive of state-owned AIB prepares to leave for a (...)

The over-arching theme at Davos this year is ‘The new global context’. Photograph: EPA

Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos is tough if you’re not a one-percenter. Companies pay about 600,000 francs (€607,560) for a pass th(...)

David Duffy: his resignation on Monday has complicated the timetable for AIB beginning the process to return to private ownership. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A potential flotation of AIB might have to wait until next year, following David Duffy’s decision to step down as chief executive to take up a simil(...)