Exports of chemicals and related products returned to growth this year, advancing by 0.5 per cent in the year to September to € 38.8bn.

Exports fell by 4 per cent, or € 323 million from August to September, pushing the trade surplus down, also by 4 per cent, to €3.3 billion.According t(...)

Intel’s Clean Room in Fab 24 of Intel’s manufacturing facility in Leixlip. Output from the ’modern’ high-tech sector is expected to drive growth in 2014. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Output from Irish-based factories grew by 21.3 per cent in the year to September 2014, driven by growth in the high-technology and chemical sectors. H(...)

AIB is cutting its standard variable rate by 0.25 per cent and introducing new fixed rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rival mortgage providers are under pressure to follow AIB’s surprise move yesterday to cut variable and fixed mortgage rates – its first such reductio(...)

The Fyffes share price dipped by more than 4 per cent in the half hour following the result of the vote

Fyffes, the Dublin-headquartered banana distributor, looks set to pick up a “break fee” of at least $23.5 million (€18.5 million) after shareholders (...)

Permanent TSB: still awaits clearance from the European Commission for its restructuring plan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

On August 19th, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan issued a statement welcoming the improved half-year results published that day by Permanent TS(...)

The Fyffes deal, announced in March, would create the world’s largest banana company and cut Charlotte, North Carolina-based Chiquita’s tax bill by enabling it to move its headquarters to Ireland. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group boosted their offer to buy Chiquita Brands International Inc. to about $658 million, raising pressure on the ba(...)

Halifax withdrew from the Irish market in 2010 and continues to run down its Irish mortgage book. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

UK lender Lloyds has offloaded a € 1.1 billion portfolio of 4,000 Irish non-perfroming residential mortgages to US private equity fund Lone Star.Lloyd(...)

Permanent TSB is alone among Ireland’s three surviving rescued banks not to have a restructuring plan approved by the European Union

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said if Permanent TSB, the 99.2 per cent government-owned lender, needs to raise capital after European stress tes(...)

Albert Manifold, CRH chief executive, should stand by his “fad-driven” analysis. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

“We forgot the core principle of CRH, which is that we used to make businesses better. We will never again go down the road of buying market trends an(...)

New Central Bank rules mean all except 15 per cent of the value of new mortgages written will have to involve a deposit of at least 20 per cent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Six years after the property market fell off the cliff, the Central Bank has finally published a set of rules to limit the amounts that people can (...)