Belfast City Hall: Jefferies LoanCore  considers Belfast one of its core markets, while it is on the lookout for opportunities across the whole island. Photograph: Thinkstock

Although it is also the season for indulging in fairytales, Chris Wilson claims there is a very real light at the end of the tunnel for not onl(...)

A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California. With oil, copper and coal trading around their lowest levels since the global financial crisis, some investors are betting that the bottom may be close for these critical commodities and have increased their long positions in the market.

With oil, copper and coal trading around their lowest levels since the global financial crisis, some investors are betting that the bottom may be clo(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson. Developer Paddy Kearney said he got in touch with Mr Robinson to ask for his help in dealing with Nama

“Nama did in three years without firing a shot what the terrorists couldn’t do in 50 years,” property developer Paddy Kearney said when giving evidenc(...)

Jack Dorsey,  co-founder and chief executive officer of Square and Twitter

Square, the mobile payments company co-founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, has filed with US regulators for an initial public offering (IP(...)

Gareth Graham  (centre) who recently succeeded in halting the sale of one Belfast property by administrators appointed to his companies. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

US company Cerberus has appointed receivers to Ballybay Estates, one of the companies whose debts it bought through the National Asset Management Age(...)

Cerberus, the US firm which purchased the Project Eagle loans from Nama for €1.6 billion, may be set to make several hundred million euro profit on the transaction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The US company that bought the controversial Project Eagle loans from State agency Nama for €1.6 billion could make several hundred million euro prof(...)

Jamie Bryson leaving Parliament Buildings in Belfast where he gave evidence to Stormont’s finance committee on the controversial sale of Nama’s NI assets to a US investor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Project Eagle story dates back to June 2013, when DUP politician Sammy Wilson told the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan that US lawyers Brown R(...)

JP Morgan Chase: one of the top five US banks that are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

US banks are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking, taking advantage of strategic upheavals and concerns over capital to (...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

A worker walks on stacked steel pipes at a storage yard in Shanghai, China. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

A deepening slowdown in demand in China took centre-stage on Monday, boosting some stock markets on hopes of more policy stimulus even as it knocked c(...)