Dublin’s Merrion Hotel is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt, as investors in the FTSE 100 credit-checking company Experian gath(...)

Pro-democracy protest: thousands gather to march in downtown Hong Kong to push for greater democracy earlier this month. Photograph: ap photo/kin cheung

Over half a million people took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong earlier this month, on the 17th anniversary of the territory’s reversion to Chine(...)

Peter Sands, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered, said the company was looking to make a permanent appointment for its head of financial markets.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Standard Chartered has warned of lower profits this year after a 20 per cent slump in first-half earnings, as tougher regulations and low market volat(...)

We need a vision for banking that ensures the events that led up to the bailout don’t happen again.

While we slowly gear up for a banking inquiry early next year by members of the Oireachtas to investigate the events that led to the collapse of the f(...)

Honda Motor sank 4.2 per cent overnight, as Japan’s third-largest carmaker forecast a full-year profit that missed analysts’ estimates. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian stocks fell overnight, with the regional benchmark index heading for a two-week low, as investors weigh corporate earnings and prospects (...)

A clerk at a branch of China Merchants Bank, in Hefei, Anhui: China will not have a financial meltdown, but reform and rebalancing are essential. Photograph: Reuters

Must China’s borrowing binge, like most others, end in tears? This is a hotly debated topic. On one side are those who predict a “Minsky moment(...)

Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered paid 118 of its bankers at least €1 million last year, topped by a $9.5 million payout to Mike Rees, head(...)

US stocks changed little today, as equities recouped much of their earlier declines amid signs of progress in diplomatic attempts to ease tensions surrounding Ukraine. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Mounting concerns over China’s economic growth rate and continuing uncertainty in Ukraine impacted on European shares today, sending benchmark inde(...)

Tidjane Thiam, chief executive officer of Prudential. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Britain-based insurer Prudential has delivered a 17 per cent rise in operating profit for 2013, driven by robust sales in Asia and strong earni(...)

 Exxon Mobil’s biggest international exploration opportunity may be imperilled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian foray, as US-based companies could face restrictions on doing business in Russia. Photograph: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin

The market in Dublin treaded water yesterday as European stocks were little changed generally, after rallying on (...)