British chancellor George Osborne: questions are being asked about why the UK government is selling its 36.5 per cent stake in King’s Cross now, when it is only expected to raise £360 million. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/PA Wire

As if to prove there are still government employees working in August, the UK chancellor fired the starting gun on the sale of London’s King’s Cross p(...)

Westin in Dublin: a Starwood hotel

InterContinental Hotels (IHG) has held early-stage talks with Starwood Hotels & Resorts over a union to create the world’s largest hotel group, ac(...)

The plan, to raise about €4 billion from listing a 40 per cent stake in Poste Italiane on the Milan stock exchange in October, is the main plank of prime minister Matteo Renzi’s stalled drive to sell off state assets. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli

Italy will fire the starting gun on the flotation of its 153- year-old national post office in early August, kicking off a widely anticipated €12 bill(...)

Nama: Project Eagle portfolio sold at steeper than usual discount. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

According to a source who worked on loan sales at Nama, instructions about sales often came following strategic decisions taken at board level. “Gu(...)

Central to Bloxham’s demise was a €5.3 million hole in its accounts. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Central Bank waited until Monday morning, just as the markets were opening, to send out its alert. The five-line statement – issued at 8.16am – se(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

Ciarán O’Leary, partner at Earlybird Venture Capital in Berlin

If the Web Summit is an X Factor for start-ups, then the venture capitalists are its Simon Cowells and Louis Walshes. More than 700 investors –(...)

Investment bank Lazard is reviewing the bids for Quinn Glass which is based in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh and Cheshire, England. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Nine initial bids have been received for the former Quinn Glass, the most valuable part of the manufacturing group built by entrepreneur Sean Quinn. (...)

Lazard, the international investment bank, is handling the sale of Quinn Glass which was renamed Encirc at the start of the year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The sales process for the former Quinn Glass, the most valuable part of the manufacturing empire built by entrepreneur Seán Quinn, has entered its sec(...)

Developer Bernard McNamara: to oversee €20 million expansion of the K Club. Photograph: Collins

Dr Michael Smurfit has applied for planning permission to expand the K Club, in a €20 million project to be overseen by Bernard McNamara, the well-(...)