Bloodstone Building on the Liffey: American investment firm Blackstone is hoping for a 50 per cent increase in value

An American investment firm will be hoping for a 50 per cent increase in value when it puts two office buildings in Dublin’s south docklands back on t(...)

An investor smiles as she walks past an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang,  China, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

China’s recent equity market crash and subsequent rocky recovery has investors worried about too much volatility, although most analysts believe the m(...)

Negotiations on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme are also set to have an important impact on prices during the week

Oil fell more than $1 to below $62 per barrel on Monday, its lowest in three weeks, as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing inv(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Charlie Rock scored a late try but it was too little too late for Ireland  at the Zaffanella Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Wales 22 Ireland 12 This is what Ireland feared might happen against New Zealand but few expected them to be 19-0 down after just 15 minutes of(...)

Danske, Denmark’s biggest bank, says it’s been inundated by calls from offshore investors and several hedge funds seeking advice on how to profit from the latest developments in currency markets.

Denmark is trying to silence currency speculators as the government and central bank insist the Nordic country won’t follow Switzerland in severing i(...)

New apartments in Liljeholmskajen, Stockholm, Sweden. Apartment prices jumped 8 per cent last year and have soared 38 per cent since late 2007 to a record, according to Svensk Maeklarstatistik, which compiles monthly data on Swedish home prices. photograph: photographer: casper hedberg/bloomberg

Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the International Monetary Fund has been warning about – piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising prop(...)

Electrolux said it expected annual cost savings about $300 million after one-off charges and spending of about $350-$370 million.

Electrolux is buying General Electric’s appliance business for $3.3 billion as the Swedish company looks to bulk up in the US.The Swedish group’s larg(...)

Katie Taylor will fight in the European Championships in Bucharest. Last year the event was cancelled. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sometimes it seems as though Katie Taylor simply salted herself away after the summer of the Big Bang. Sometimes it feels like she appears on the skyl(...)

Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) head Daniele Nouy said it needed to be accepted that some banks had no future

Some banks need to fail a sector-wide review of their financial health in order to make the exercise credible, the head of the euro zone’s new banking(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stocks edged up from this week’s four-month lows in cautious trade ahead of a euro zone monetary policy decision later today, supported by relat(...)