European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio (left) leave after addressing an ECB news conference in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Businesses across Asia and Europe have slashed prices at the start of the year to drum up trade, surveys showed on Friday, a day after the European Ce(...)

Sky and Telefónica are said to have been talking since late 2014

Sky has approached Telefónica about a possible alliance with the Spanish telecoms group’s British mobile phone business, a move that would push the sa(...)

The NTMA building. The agency has sold seven-year bonds worth €4bn.

The NTMA has borrowed €4 billion in the bond markets at an record low interest rate of 0.867 per cent. The successful sale of the seven-year bond mean(...)

It is understood that the bond offering could be launched and priced as early as today. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency is planning to raise between €3 billion and €4 billion this week as part of a syndicated bond transaction. T(...)

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(...)

Michael Jeffries stirred controversy when he said Abercrombie’s clothes were not meant for “fat” people. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Abercrombie & Fitch Co chief executive Michael Jeffries, who transformed the logo-centric clothing retailer from a drab sports brand into a fashio(...)

Ireland is fully pre-funded through to the end of 2016 after resuming regular bond auctions this year

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) received over €8 billion of bids for a new 15-year bond it was selling via syndication on Tuesday as i(...)

Microsoft shares have climbed 33 per cent over the past year

Microsoft reported higher- than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for c(...)

Modest growth in sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet helped it exceed market expectations. Photograph: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for co(...)

Tom Godfrey, chief executive of IBI Corporate Finance.

IBI Corporate Finance has announced the appointment of Laurence O’Shaughnessy and Raymond Donegan as Directors.Mr O’Shaughnessy joins IBI Corporate Fi(...)