Board displaying the day’s course of the DAX stock market index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on February 11th: stock markets across the globe have been exceptionally volatile in recent weeks. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

Stock markets worldwide stumbled on Thursday on continuing fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of (...)

Stock indices worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic(...)

 Signs of a global economic slowdown have hit world stock markets since the start of 2016, and raised concerns about the stability of the European banking system. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

After a torrid day on Monday, when €4 billion was wiped off the Irish market, the Iseq fell again in early trading, giving up 1.1 per cent or 63 poin(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin/Reuters

Russia is exploring international bond issuance for the first time since the war in Ukraine sparked sanctions from the West in 2014, in a sign that th(...)

Hourly rates for partners at leading UK commercial law firms have risen in real terms to at least £775 an hour with some lawyers charging £1,000 an hour, a report from the Centre for Policy Studies think-tank found.

Hourly rates for partners at leading commercial law firms have risen in real terms from as much as £598 in 2003 to at least £775 an hour with some law(...)

The extra provision for the US litigation will reduce fourth-quarter profits by £1.5 billion

Royal Bank of Scotland said it would take a surprise £2.5 billion hit to its fourth-quarter profits after setting aside more cash to cover litigation(...)

David Cameron addresses  attendees  in Davos Photograph: Reuters

Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan are making large donations to the campaign to keep Britain inside the European Union, sources said, highlighting the concer(...)

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Life and Permanent executives began on Wednesday.   (From left) Willie McAteer, Denis Casey,  Peter Fitzpatrick and John Bowe are accused of conspiring to mislead investors. Photographs: Collins

The trial of four senior bankers accused of conspiring to mislead investors has heard that former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm authori(...)

Paddy Power climbed 1.6% to €119.90, still riding high on last Friday’s news that its proposed merger with Betfair had received clearance from Irish Competition Authorities

European shares fell yesterday, following Asia lower and led by banks after the European Central Bank said it would quiz euro zone lenders about high (...)

Cerberus paid Nama €800m for Project Arrow, a portfolio of more than 1,900 loans secured on properties in Ireland, Britain and elsewhere, on which €6.25bn was outstanding

US company Cerberus has appointed receivers to a series of properties and companies whose debts it bought from the State and Ulster Bank in separate d(...)