The living wage differs from the legally required minimum wage which is set by law and can fail to meet the requirements for a basic standard of living

The living wage is defined as the minimum salary an individual worker requires to meet his or her basic needs for housing, utilities, transport, healt(...)

Goldman Sachs is the latest global investor to be linked with an Irish loan portfolio. (Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

A venture between Goldman Sachs and CarVal Investors is understood to be poised to purchase about €1 billion of real estate loans linked to the for(...)

Baidu is the latest big-name investor, joining the likes of Goldman Sachs and Google, to place a bet on the fast-growing transportation company, now valued at a hefty $40 billion

Chinese Internet giant Baidu has agreed to buy a stake in Uber as the online car-hailing service seeks to gain ground on rivals with powerful backers (...)

Brent oil for January delivery was at $59.75 a barrel at 0750 GMT, down $1.31 and to its lowest level since 2009. (Photograph: Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg)

Brent crude oil prices fell over $1 per barrel and below $60 for the first time since July 2009 in early European trading on Tuesday as Chinese facto(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

Nobel economist Robert Shiller’s Yale International Centre for Finance find confidence among individual investors, as measured by the percentage believing stocks will be higher in a year’s time, is at an all-time low. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Cautious investor sentiment indicates stocks will continue to climb the proverbial wall of worry, with no evidence of the feverish excitement associat(...)

Goldman Sachs and CarVal have bought a  €2 billion Irish portfolio from Lloyds. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

UK bank Lloyds has agreed the sale of a €2 billion portfolio of Irish buy-to-let residential and small commercial mortgages to Goldman Sachs and pri(...)

Louis  FitzGerald’s Anglo loans were secured against well-known pubs, including The Stag’s Head and Kehoes  as well as the Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph Joe St Leger

Louis FitzGerald, the publican and hotelier, has refinanced his empire with the support of Broadhaven Credit Partners and AIB. Mr FitzGerald’s busines(...)

Sspeculation is mounting that the European Central Bank will buy sovereign debt to stimulate the flagging euro-area economy. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

The yield on Irish government bonds fell to a record low of 1.477 per cent this morning, the lowest level since Bloomberg started collecting the data (...)

Jacques Gabillon, head of the global commodities principal investments group at Goldman Sachs Group, swears in to a Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations hearing in Washington, DC, today. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs took the lead today in rejecting allegations by a powerful US Senate subcommittee that Wall Street banks were exploiting physical com(...)