Pension funds have reported continuing strong growth in the first half of the year, with the average managed fund delivering an investment gain of 6.1(...)

Canadian engineering and construction company SNC Lavalin has it would acquire Kentz Corp. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

The Malaysian investors who stepped in 20 years ago to rescue engineering group Kentz from examinership are poised to make about €184 million if th(...)

 The ‘Gherkin’ and Canary Wharf: central London office markets is still outperforming the rest of the UK.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

More than a handful of Irish property investors were burnt by investments in UK property in the last few years but that hasn’t put them off from looki(...)

Tesco dropped 1 per cent to 300.6 pence. The company may report its worst UK sales in more than 10 years this week as discounters gain market share, Morgan Stanley predicted. Photograph; PA

European shares started the month positively yesterday, buoyed by upbeat economic data from China that helped to allay concerns about growth rates the(...)

Insurer Standard Life has reported a strong start to the year in Ireland with first quarter sales up 40 per cent to €318 million.The company, which ma(...)

 Hugh “Skip” McGee: one of Barclay’s highest paid employees last year.

The lavish pay and bonus bill that Barclays shareholders complained about so bitterly at last week’s annual meeting will be a little lighter fr(...)

Property: its gains must be seen in the context of its recent fails

Who has the fairest fund of them all? If you’re looking for an investment with an element of risk, a fund is always an option for diversifying (...)

A piper walks up the Royal Mile  in Edinburgh, Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18th, 2014. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said there were “important considerations and uncertainties” that factored into the creditworthiness of ba(...)

Michael Noonan: people with an income in excess of €60,000 should no longer be entitled to reduced rates of USC despite being over the age of 70. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

People aged 70 or over whose aggregate income for the year is €60,000 or less pay a reduced rate of USC (...)

Ireland’s 380,000 Vodafone shareholders were rewarded this month when the company began paying them cash following the sale of its US business (...)