German chancellor Angela Merkel  speaks with German minister for economy Sigmar Gabriel  during an hour of remembrance in the Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

German imports climbed more sharply than exports in March and industrial output dipped, suggesting that Europe’s largest economy might have grown less(...)

Net income for the ING group in the fourth quarter increased to €1.2 billion from €626 million a year earlier

Dutch banking group ING rose in Amsterdam trading after the lender said it would pay a dividend for the first time since the government came to its re(...)

Ralph Hamers, chief executive officer of ING. ING Group on Wednesday posted results that missed analysts’ expectations. Photo: Bloomberg

ING Group on Wednesday posted results that missed analysts’ expectations for fourth quarter pretax profit due to one-off charges but said it will resu(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister will try and convince European finance ministers, including Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble, to end austerity at a meeting in Brussels today. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

European shares were steady on Wednesday ahead of euro zone ministers meetings to discuss Greece’s debt crisis and Athens’ benchmark stock index fell(...)

David Duffy is to step down as CEO of AIB to pursue a career opportunity overseas.(Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

David Duffy is to step down from his role as chief executive officer and executive director of state-owned AIB to join the Glasgow based Clydesdale Ba(...)

Sales of asset-backed securities will jump next year by the most since 2007, to €115 billion, Credit Suisse said in a separate note this month

Euro zone banks may have 1.28 trillion in loans eligible to be packaged and sold to investors, freeing up money to lend, according to Credit Suisse Gr(...)

Simply having a frugal Christmas time

  Total savings so far: €4,660 Can we help you save €5,000 a year without draining the colour from your life? We think so. Austeri(...)

Didier Bonnet: “Becoming a digital master is challenging but there has never been a better time. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will become.”

Companies that have mastered their digital strategy to become world-class players – with high levels of productivity and profitability – are hard to f(...)

Annual inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November.  Photo: Bloomberg

Annual inflation in Europe’s largest economy fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November, suggesting the risk of deflation in the wider (...)

The ING logo is displayed in Amsterdam, NetherlandS. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

ING, the largest Dutch bank, said today it would scrap 1,700 jobs over the next three years as part of an online banking push and would book a provisi(...)