Simon Coveney at the helm of his yacht ‘Wavetrain’ during yesterday’s racing at Cork Week. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said that there has been “no final decision” on offering a British sports consultancy an opportunity to run an(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland Group  said Rory Cullinan, the former bad bank chief appointed to lead its securities unit last month, will leave the lender on April 30th.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc said Rory Cullinan, the former bad bank chief appointed to lead its securities unit last month, will leave the lender(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland. RBS has agreed to sell its Couts International private bank to Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privee. Photo: Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to sell its Couts International private bank to Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privee, becoming the latest foreign bank to(...)

RBS could also sell an overallotment of 17.25 million shares. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Royal Bank of Scotland said on Monday that it intended to further reduce its stake in the Citizens Financial Group, the US retail bank it spun of(...)

Prime minister Li Keqiang said China will lower the annual GDP growth target to about 7 per cent from 7.5 per cent, the slowest in 22 years. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

For decades now the conventional narrative on China has been massive inflows of capital for manufacturers to take advantage of the cheap labour and ex(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive  of RSA’s Irish operations: will argue he was the fall guy for the problems at RSA Ireland

British insurer RSA is set to be fined up to €5 million by the Central Bank in relation to financial irregularities that emerged at the business in(...)

 In an interview with the Financial Times, the chancellor of the exchequer described the stake in Royal Bank of Scotland as “massive”. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

As Michael Noonan evaluates options to get a return for the State on its €20.8 billion bailout of AIB, his UK counterpart, George Osborne, has given a(...)

Sharon Hartigan: “I’ve nothing against Ireland and would move back if the right opportunity presented itself, but I’m happy here right now. London has been great to me.”

When Sharon Hartigan first moved to London on a two-year graduate placement with Merrill Lynch in 1998, she didn’t expect to end up calling the pla(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland is said to be aiming to cut as many as 14,000 jobs in its investment banking units across the United States and Asia. (Photograph: Getty Images)

Royal Bank of Scotland is aiming to cut as many as 14,000 jobs in its investment banking units across the United States and Asia, the Financial Times (...)

GSK is forming a consumer health joint venture with Novartis, while at the same time buying the Swiss company’s vaccines business and divesting its cancer drugs portfolio to Novartis

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis said on Monday they had completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20 billion that will reshape both drugmakers.G(...)