The report warns that Ireland needs to concentrate on increasing business with emerging markets if firms are to fully exploit export opportunities. Notwithstanding this warning, it predicts double digit export growth in trade with China, Vietnam and Malaysia by 2030

Ireland ranks highest among European countries in terms of trade confidence, according to a new survey published on Tuesday.HSBC’s latest Trade Condid(...)

Dalata, the hotel company run by former Jurys chief executive Pat McCann (above), rose 1.61 per cent to €3.15. It was among six potential bidders named by ‘The Irish Times’ yesterday as being in the running for the €400 million Moran’s hotel group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq nudged ahead by a modest 0.2 per cent yesterday, as European stocks held their ground after swinging between gains and losses throughout the(...)

One51 group chief executive Alan Walsh. The group says it has substantial resources available to fund growth and make strategic acquisitions

CHARLIE TAYLORInvestment company One51 has announced pre-tax profits before exceptional items of €3.6 million for the first six months of 2014, compar(...)

There are still six other board positions to fill at RTÉ and these are in the gift of the Minister for Communications, Alex White. Photograph: David Sleator

So, one down – six to go. With the election of newcaster Aengus Mac Grianna as the worker representative on the RTÉ board, the State broadcaster’s boa(...)

The FTSE 100 is near all-time highs, a development that has catalysed no shortage of ill-informed doom-mongering. The argument goes like this. The FTS(...)

Ryanair climbed 3.16 % as markets continued to react positively to its launch of a business-class service. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Iseq rose by a solid 0.8 per cent yesterday, as European stocks generally advanced in the final minutes of trading after remaining little changed (...)

The London Stock Exchange Group said today it would raise £938 million to part fund the acquisition of US indexes group Frank Russell. LSE will offer(...)

 Nationwide Building Society, Britain’s biggest customer-owned lender, more than doubled its first-quarter profit. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Nationwide Building Society, Britain’s biggest customer-owned lender, more than doubled its first-quarter profit, it said this morning. Underlying pro(...)

A poster in Buenos Aires  this week depicts  New York judge Thomas Griesa as a vulture. Judge Griesa is overseeing Argentina’s long-running battle with hedge funds over defaulted debt. The poster, run by  political organisation Transversal Front, reads, “Griesa wants your house, your job and your food”. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentina branded the hedge funds suing the country over their debt holdings an “international mafia” yesterday after talks to bring a swift end to it(...)

 Royal Bank of Scotland, UK’s largest government controlled bank, has awarded 10 senior executives about £3.5 million in shares. Photo: Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland, UK’s largest government controlled bank, awarded 10 senior executives about £3.5 million in shares. The largest payment valued(...)