The decision to oust CEO Javier Marin and replace him with chief financial officer Jose Antonio Alvarez was welcomed by investors as a sign Ana Botin, 54, was putting her stamp on a business that has recently been hit by a crippling five-year economic downturn in its home market. (Photograph: EPA/EMILIO NARANJO)

Santander chief Ana Botin overhauled the management of the euro zone’s biggest bank on Tuesday, turning the page after her father’s 28-year leaders(...)

The new building of the European Central Bank  is illuminated while dominating the skyline of Frankfurt. Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

At around noon today, the euro zone’s 130 biggest banks will receive the European Central Bank’s final verdict on their finances after a review aimed (...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy has secured a nations place in the Laser Redial class for the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The National Yacht Club’s (NYC) Annalise Murphy completed a major comeback to secure Ireland’s place in the Laser Radial class for the Rio 2016 Olymp(...)

A file picture of Ana Patricia Botin, new boss at the bank. Photograph: EPA

Ana Patricia Botin was approved as the new boss of Santander bank yesterday, following the sudden death of her father, Emilio Botin, from a heart atta(...)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney will chair a “panel of respected figures” from outside the industry set up to appoint a chairman of the council and to ratify the appointment of its chief executive. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A new standards body for British bankers will be launched this year, with a chairman appointed by an independent panel led by Bank of England governor(...)

Kyle Gawley, CEO and co-founder of Get Invited: “Our main competitors are very much focused on ticket sales whereas we build a social platform around the event.”

Campus spin-out companies are usually associated with experienced researchers commercialising their work but a growing number are being establi(...)

Britain’s financial watchdog has fined Santander UK £12.4 million (€14.8 million) for serious failings in the way it offered financial advice. Photo: Bloomberg

Britain’s financial watchdog has fined Santander UK £12.4 million (€14.8 million) for serious failings in the way it offered financial advice,(...)

Sardinero Beach in Santander

As two older folk, we would appreciate advice on travel between Dublin and Santander in Spain in April/May. We hope to go for one week. We’d like r(...)

Managing Talent

The Economist’s series of management books tend to be well-researched, highly pra(...)

Spain’s Santander, the euro zone’s biggest bank, has posted lower than expected net lending income in the fourth quarter, though profits more than dou(...)