The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the volume of goods bought at British stores last month jumped by 6.4 per cent from November 2013

British retail sales surged at their fastest annual rate in more than a decade last month, as US-style “Black Friday” discounts drove record sales gro(...)

Interest rates are at historic lows in Europe and savers are feeling the pinch. But, chastened by their experiences over the past few years, Irish sav(...)

Activity in the services sector, which covers businesses from banks to hotels, expanded rapidly in November. Photo: Bloomberg

Irish services sector activity expanded rapidly in November, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the economy will finish the year with solid(...)

A worker wearing protective gloves separates the copper master disc, left, from a nickel stamper disc in the electroplating bath, used during the manufacturing process of vinyl records by GZ Media. Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Irish manufacturing bucked the trend across Europe posting another strong set of numbers for November as exporters saw new orders flood in at the fast(...)

 Shoppers pass a store offering Black Friday sales on Oxford Street in London, Britain. Police have been called to various supermarkets across Britain after chaos broke out during ‘Black Friday’ late night shopping. Photo: EPA/ANDY RAIN

Retail sales have again bucked the trend of positive indicators surrounding the economy, registering a 0.7 per cent drop in October, primarily on the (...)

The portfolio of about 4,000 Irish non-performing residential home loans obtained from Llloyds  had a face value of €1.1 billion. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

US private equity fund Lone Star has appointed loan servicing specialist HML to manage a portfolio of residential loans that it acquired last month fr(...)

Conor O’Kelly: eligible to participate in “non-pensionable, discretionary, performance-related pay arrangement” as NTMA chief executive. Photograph: Frank Miller

The incoming chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), Conor O’Kelly, will be paid a salary of €480,000, some 15 per cent mor(...)

 The appointment of Conor O’Kelly as chief executive officer of the NTMA, follows an extensive search process carried out by the NTMA Advisory Committee, chaired by Willie Walsh. (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

Fiona ReddanConor O’Kelly, the former chief executive of NCB Stockbrokers, will become chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTM(...)

Members of the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn (above) want court orders permitting them cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution Corporation special liquidator Kieran Wallace regarding claims they may be hiding up to €500 million in undisclosed assets from the bank.

Members of the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn want court orders permitting them cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution Corporation special liq(...)

IBRC Assurance was restructured by management under its then chief executive Mike Aynsley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The liquidator of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has secured a preferred bidder to acquire the assurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank. The (...)