Conor McCarthy, director of Investec Corporate Finance, and Ranulph Fiennes: McCarthy had asked Fiennes to come to Dublin to give a talk to Investec’s staff and clients when they were competing in the Marathon des Sables. Photograph: Iain White /Fennell Photography

Regular readers might recall that, in April, we reported on the “mid-life crisis” fitness exertions of Investec Corporate Finance director Conor McCar(...)

A worker assembles stand mixers on the production line at the Whirlpool . Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Ireland’s manufacturing sector is continuing to expand with exporters benefiting from a weak euro. Investec’s latest manufacturing purchasing manager(...)

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg: he repeatedly insisted Glencore had no need of restructuring but, after  shares more than halved this year, he unveiled a debt-reduction and cash-raising plan a few weeks ago. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters/Files TPX

A battle is raging in the City over the fate of Glencore, the heavily indebted mining and commodities trading group that suffered an extraordinary 30 (...)

Mircosoft’s offices in Sandyford, Co Dublin. The technology giant has replaced Google as the top exporter in Ireland.

Microsoft has replaced Google as the top exporter in Ireland, after growing its export turnover by 21 per cent from €15 billion in 2014 to €18.2 billi(...)

The sub-index measuring new export business rose to 60.1 in August from 58.1, the sharpest expansion in seven months

Growth in Ireland’s services sector fell in August from July’s nine-year high as the pace of new business slowed after expanding at its fastest in a (...)

The Department of Finance said the performance was consistent with the recovering labour market, solid employment growth and increases in average weekly earnings. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has received a major boost ahead of the forthcoming budget with the latest exchequer returns showing tax revenue running €1.4 billio(...)

The Irish manufacturing sector expanded at its slowest rate in 18 months in August as demand for new orders at home and abroad softened, a survey sho(...)

Irish companies were also active abroad, buying 11 foreign companies, according to a new report from Investec. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Irish companies are firmly back on the acquisitions trail at home and abroad, according to a fresh report on company buyouts from Investec. The purch(...)

Concerns over China’s economic outlook set stocks tumbling in Tokyo on Friday, and analysts expect a volatile week in global markets. Photograph: EPA

Investors are braced for further market volatility after the Iseq endured a torrid end to last week, following a global sell-off due to fears over Chi(...)

The spread between Ireland’s 10-year benchmark government bond and German security of a similar maturity has dropped to 57 basis points from 298 basis points just over two years ago

Ireland’s bond rally has already allowed it to shed the stigma attached to the euro-region’s weakest members. Next stop: joining the area’s strongest(...)