Depfa Bank in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin-based Depfa Bank plc has been taken over by Germany’s state-owned bad bank FMS Wertmanagement six years after it almost collapsed in the fin(...)

Former Depfa chief executive Gerhard Bruckermann  sold the bank to HRE for €5.2 billion. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Employees of Dublin’s Depfa bank will hear what lies ahead for them today when Berlin moves ownership of the bank from one state-owned institution (...)

Some key elements of the tax structures used by tech companies based here are in the sights of the OECD. In an update on its project to combat aggress(...)

A Munich court has ruled that property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) falsified accounts and misled investors about its exposure to the financial crisis

Germany could be left with a €500 million compensation bill after a Munich court ruled that property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) falsified accounts(...)

State prosecutors confirmed yesterday they had concluded their investigation into the bank’s ex-CEO Georg Funke. Photograph: Getty

The former chief executive of German property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) is facing criminal charges of false financial reporting, six years after t(...)

 The containership ‘Corte Real’ unloads and loads at the container port in Hamburg.

While the rest of Europe looked nervously at Germany’s second-quarter GDP drop yesterday, Germans were uncharacteristically cheery.Yes, the economy s(...)

A Munich court is hearing arguments into whether the near-collapse and subsequent nationalisation of HRE was triggered by liquidity problems at Dublin-based Depfa in the wake of the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP

A former board member of property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) has denied it acquired a “ticking time bomb” through its 2007 takeover of Dublin-ba(...)

Lead prosecutor Christian Wefers (right) and lawyers  await the start of the claim for damages trial against German property lender Hypo Real Estate in a courtroom in Munich. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Former investors in Hypo Real Estate (HRE) launched a test case in Munich yesterday, demanding compensation for losses sustained by the bank’s near(...)

Hypo Real Estate Bank  chief executive officer Georg Funke, left, shakes hands with Depfa chief executive officer Gerhard Bruckermann at a press conference in Munich, Germany on July 23, 2007. Hypo Real Estate had agreed to buy Depfa Bank for €5.7 billion. It is now looking to sell the Dublin based bank for about €350 million. Photograph: Thorsten Jochim/Bloomberg

Hypo Real Estate Holding, the German lender that received a government bailout, drew offers of as much as €350 million for Dublin-based Depfa Bank. A (...)

“Depfa’s problem balance sheet would have sunk Ireland in 2008 and the German’s regulator’s acceptance that Depfa was its problem is one of the few breaks that Ireland got at the time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Depfa saga rumbles on, with reports over the weekend that the most likely buyer for the zombified Dublin-based public-sector lender is a consortiu(...)