The financial district of Pudong in Shanghai: officials from the city travelled to Ireland as part of China’s Senior Officials Training Programme. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The current crackdown on extravagance and corruption has made overseas travel for government officials in China a lot more difficult than it used to b(...)

Bank of Ireland received more than 34,000 business banking credit applications in the first half of the year. Photograph: Frank Miller

Bank of Ireland lent €2.5 billion to small and medium-sized businesses in the first half of the year and approved almost nine out of 10 credit applic(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly (left) and chief executive Brendan McDonagh  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of potential buyers were eyeing Nama’s Northern Irish property loans in mid-2013, but US fund manager Pimco made the strongest play for the a(...)

Goodbody Stockbrokers Trading Room. Photograph: Dara Mac D?naill / THE IRISH TIMES Dara Mac Donaill

Goodbody stockbrokers is gearing up for the launch of its new asset management unit this month. The team recently gave a presentation to top managemen(...)

Goodbody Stockbrokers trading room in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Goodbody stockbrokers has poached four senior staff from the asset management arm of its biggest rival Davy, including James Forbes, its highly regar(...)

Canada House: set a new benchmark rent for Dublin city centre of €60 per sq ft

Goodbody stockbrokers, that venerable old Ballsbridge institution, has always been a cultured sort of place, the traditional home of Ireland’s “old mo(...)

The Irish housing market is two years into a sustainable recovery, but supply remains 88 per cent below peak levels, according to Goodbody Stockbrokers. Photo: Aidan Crawley

The new Central Bank mortgage restrictions will cause a moderation in new mortgage lending, but this will not occur until the second half of 2015, acc(...)

 “One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

The Goodbody forecast suggests that unemployment will fall below 10 per cent in 2015

Domestic demand is accelerating on the back of a rebound in investment but the Government would be wrong to abandon austerity measures, accordi(...)

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company, said in November that it’s deciding whether to sell shares in the U.S. or Hong Kong. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

The upcoming initial public offering (IPO) of China’s ecommerce giant Alibaba looks set to turn into a fees bonanza for some of Wall Street’s b(...)