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(...)

Professor Edward Kane of Boston College

Banking crises occur because banks routinely abuse the financial rules of the road without suffering meaningful personal penalties, the Oireachtas Ban(...)

The headquarters of the ECB in Frankfurt. Ireland has a potential to be the fastest growing euro zone country in 2015, Mr Coeuré

Edited transcript of interview with Benoît Cœuré, member of the executive board of the ECB, conducted by Arthur Beesley on January 12th, published on (...)

Former Deutsche Bank  chief executive Josef Ackermann has been nominated as chairman of Bank of Cyprus.

Ackermann used his clout as head of Deutsche Bank to help save the euro by negotiating the biggest debt restructuring in history. Now, he’s been tappe(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: dismissed suggestions Berlin had come under pressure to shift its economic course as “spin doctoring”.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble put on a brave face at the end of IMF meetings in Washington this weekend, dismissing suggestions Berlin ha(...)

Timothy Geithner, president and managing director of Warburg Pincus LLC and former US Treasury secretary, walks to the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The failure of American insurance giant AIG in September 2008 would have been “even more damaging” than the failure of Wall Street bank Lehman Brother(...)

Pro-independence supporters march through Glasgow on route to the BBC Scotland where they staged a protest against their perceived bias today. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, today as polls showed the rival camps running desperatel(...)

 Nick Corcoran (left) and Nigel McDermott of Cardinal Capital in Residence on Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The spectacular Gherkin building is the perfect place to look out on London’s financial world, from the City’s investment banks directly below it to M(...)