Last summer, Green REIT paid €23 million for the Sun Alliance building on Dawson Street in Dublin city centre. It is planning to replace it with a new modern building twice its size

The recovery in the commercial property sector is undoubtedly in full flight – at least in Dublin – with values on the way up and transaction levels r(...)

 A pedestrian passes a display showing Chinese stock at a securities office in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

China – buy when there’s blood on the streets, or avoid trying to catch a falling knife? The second adage seems more appropriate. JP Morgan las(...)

Brendan McDonagh, former finance director of the National Treasury Management Agency and now chief executive of the National Asset Management Agency, giving evidence at the Banking Inquiry on Thursday, July 9th. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

The National Treasury Management Agency was “always sceptical” of the business models of Irish Nationwide and Anglo Irish Bank, particularly their hea(...)

Former financial regulator Liam O’Reilly: “In future, the Financial Regulator must adopt a more intrusive and aggressive approach.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The banking crash of late 2008 was like an iceberg waiting to be hit, the former financial regulator Liam O’Reilly has said. Mr O’Reilly, who served (...)

A Hanergy exhibition stand at a Clean Energy Expo in Beijing recently:  China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog,  after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on May 20, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS

Muted sentiment augurs well for stocks The S&P 500 may be at all-time highs, but the latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows invest(...)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Dublin operation at Central Park office park in Leopardstown. The bank continues to reduce the scale of its Irish operations. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Assets at the Dublin banking arm of Bank of America Merrill Lynch plunged in 2014, as the bank’s retrenchment in Ireland continued and headcount shru(...)

The purchase of the luxury Savoy hotel group in London and the €1.166 billion purchase of the Jurys Inn budget hotel chain were among  high-profile deals put together by Derek  Quinlan (above) before the banking and property markets crashed in late 2008. File photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg

Derek Quinlan, one of Ireland’s most prolific property financiers in the boom years, has been called to give evidence before the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

‘Oil continues to look cheap compared to stocks. The ratio between the S&P 500 and US crude oil hit a 13-year high last month, Merrill Lynch noted recently.’ Photograph:  China Newsphoto/Reuters

Investors find it hard to believe that the 2010 ‘flash crash’, which saw US indices suddenly collapse in value before quickly recovering, was caused b(...)

Deutsche Bank traders regularly asked rate submitters to make submissions that would benefit their trading positions Photograph: EPA

Deutsche Bank was ordered to pay a record $2.5 billion (€2.3bn) fine and fire seven employees to settle US and UK investigations into its role in rigg(...)

The latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows concerned investors are taking the Tina approach – there is no alternative – to stocks.In F(...)