A student peruses the books  in Oxford. Oxford University has a student population in excess of 20,000 taken from over 140 countries around the world. Photo: Getty Images

One of my favourite textbooks offers the following opinion about intellectual progress: “today’s undergraduates study the material covered in yesterda(...)

Goldman Sachs is   preparing for negotiations with the US department of justice related to the investment bank’s negotiations with the federal housing finance agency. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs is close to paying about $1.1 billion (€830 million) to resolve claims from a US government agency that it sold bad mortgage-backed secu(...)

Eircom’s shareholders and investors have backed a potential move of holding company to Jersey. Photograph, Frank Millier, Irish Times

Eircom has secured the approval of its shareholders and lenders to shift its holding company from Luxembourg to Jersey, a move designed to open the wa(...)

Reports have suggested that US banks are considering moving their European headquarters from London to Dublin, due to concerns that Britain might exit the European Union, the so-called “Brexit”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

By this time of year, wealthy bankers in the City of London have usually jetted off to their summer holiday destinations. Tuscany, Provence and the(...)

People familiar with Bank of America, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley say they have considered Ireland a favourable location for some of their European business if they need to move them out of the UK. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

SAM FLEMING Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans to move some London-based activities to Ireland to address concerns that the UK is dr(...)

Borrowing costs across Europe are falling as government bonds across the euro bloc headed for a weekly advance amid faltering growth and bets inflation will remain subdued.

Irish 10-year bond yields hit a record low of 1.99 per cent this morning, as market sources predict an upgrade for the Irish economy later today fr(...)

Eircom head office at Heuston South Quarter, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Eircom, which is mulling a possible flotation later this year, plans to shift its holding company from Luxembourg to Jersey to “provide . . . greater(...)

Bob Diamond, former chief executive of Barclays,  told the UK’s parliamentary commission on banking standards that he felt “physically ill” when he learned employees of the bank had been making false rate submissions in the Libor scandal. Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

In a memorable scene from the film Casablanca, Louis Renault, the affable but corrupt French police chief, closes Rick’s club. “I am shocked, shock(...)

Wall Street firms including Goldman Sachs Banks are seeking an alternative to Bloomberg terminals that cost about $20,000 a year. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs are close to buying a stake in chat and instant messaging start-up Perzo in pursuit of an alternative to a simi(...)

A sign of US bank Goldman Sachs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs Group are close to buying a stake in chat and instant messaging startup Perzo in pursuit of an alternative to a(...)