British Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn speaks outside the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, during his campaign. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Tony Blair, in a last-ditch attempt to dissuade Labour from backing Jeremy Corbyn, introduced an interesting proposition: that Corbyn, together with S(...)

Do falling oil prices mean cheaper petrol: Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Oil prices have taken a hammering this week? Not only this week, oil prices have taken a hammering for months now but as the great fall of China gathe(...)

Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

Finance official Kevin Cardiff. Mr Cardiff has submitted a report to the Oireachtas banking inquiry containing his assessment of the events surrounding the bank guarantee and bailout. Photograph: Courtpix

Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the Oireachtas banking inquiry brings a new perspective to the turmoil which brought Ireland’s banks and then the State (...)

Alain Lamassoure, the chairman of the European Parliament’s special committee on tax rulings: the committee plans to have its suggestions ready for throwing into the ring around October. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A “very interesting political situation” can be expected in the autumn when a number of different strands of the ongoing European, and global, debate (...)

A four-year plan launched in 2012 to revamp Commerzbank’s retail bank and jettison unwanted assets is beginning to bear fruit. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

If all goes according to plan, early next year Commerzbank will pay a dividend for the first time since the bank was engulfed by the crisis.That would(...)

Giving evidence at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Thursday afternoon, John Begg, a former senior economist at AIB, took issue with evidence previously given by Prof John Fitzgerald, who retired from the ESRI last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former senior economist at AIB has rejected claims he approached the ESRI to see whether it would stress test the bank’s balance sheet because a sim(...)

US supreme court justices left intact a federal appeals court ruling that said Barclays acquired the $4 billion assets as part of a purchase agreement in September 2008. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

British bank Barclays is entitled to $4 billion in assets stemming from the Lehman Brothers collapse, as the US supreme court rejected an appeal from (...)

Marie Hunt, head of research at CBRE Ireland, told the committee much of the development was in parts of the country that did not need it

Extensive land rezoning and a lack of a national planning strategy, as well as cheap bank debt and government tax incentive policy, all fuelled an eco(...)