Prime Minister David Cameron  at the launch of the ‘Brighter Future In’ campaign bus at Exeter University in Devon, after he said he will “make no apology” for spending taxpayers’ money on a pro-EU publicity drive ahead of the referendum on Britain’s future membership.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Investors sceptical of low-conviction rally With global equities gaining 15 per cent and Wall Street staging its eighth largest intra- quarter reversa(...)

The dollar’s fall against the yen deepened on Thursday after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting offered little optimism (...)

Wall Street traders in New York. The CBOE Vix volatility index – often described as Wall Street’s “fear gauge” – was up 6.4 per cent at 15.90, having ended the previous week at its lowest closing level since August.

US and European stocks went into the Easter break on a downbeat note after a week in which expectations mounted that the Federal Reserve could raise i(...)

Female job seekers look at maps of a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino  /Reuters

European stock markets bounced back on Wednesday from the concerns over security that have dominated the past 24 hours, helped by a handful of more po(...)

Global milk prices have fallen by nearly 40 per cent since 2014 on the back of a glut in production, a fall-off in Chinese demand and the Russian trade ban.

A new €100 million loan fund offering dairy farmers more flexible repayment structures to help them cope with price volatility has been established. (...)

Rabobank’s loan book shrank by €3.5 billion to €426.2 billion in 2015

Rabobank, the Dutch co-operative banking group which operates in Ireland, reported a 20 per cent rise in 2015 net profit on Thursday to €2.21 billion (...)

Rabobank is in preliminary talks with banks, institutional investors and private-equity firms that may bid for its leasing unit, De Lage Landen International BV, in a sale that may fetch as much as €4.5 billion.  (Photograph: MICHAEL KOOREN/Reuters)

Rabobank is in preliminary talks with banks, institutional investors and private-equity firms that may bid for its leasing unit, De Lage Landen Inter(...)

Coillte owns the land on which the wind farm is being built, while SSE will construct and operate it

Airtricity owner SSE and State forestry company Coillte have raised €176 million from three banks to fund the second phase of what will be the State’s(...)

Former Rabobank employee Anthony Allen was convicted alongside Anthony Conti. Photograph: Reuters

A New York jury convicted two ex-Rabobank traders of rigging a key financial benchmark in the first such trial since the US government pledged in Sept(...)

Credit union sector: it continues to lobby the Government over new Central Bank regulations it deems unfair. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

Ireland’s credit union movement is examining ways it could position itself as a viable “third force” to the two pillar banks, by adopting a new struc(...)