The average Standard Life shareholder has around 675 shares and will have a return of capital of around €675, so capital gains tax should not apply for most. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

I am entitled to a return of value (worth around €400) on Standard Life shares and need to elect whether it is taxed as income or capital gains. I wor(...)

Standard Life reported a 19 per cent increase in full-year profit, beating analysts’ estimates.

Standard Life Ireland recorded another strong year of growth, with assets under management increasing from €6.9 billion to €8 billion over 2014. Sales(...)

The European Central Bank’s “quantitative easing” policy means historically low borrowing costs. (Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Falls in European interest rates into negative territory could profoundly affect the workings of the financial system and there is little chance of b(...)

3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre: the two investments form part of a complex of six buildings.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Standard Life has re-entered the Dublin office investment market with the purchase of two buildings at 3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s Interna(...)

British Airways and Spanish carriers Iberia and Vueling  are operated by International Consolidated Airlines Group  (IAG). Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Led by Irishman and former Aer Lingus chief executive Willie Walsh, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent of British Airways (...)

After 14 consecutive quarterly declines in clothing, footwear and homeware sales, time could be running out for the man tasked with finding a solution - Dutchman Marc Bolland. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

For generations, British children went to school in Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) clothes, teenagers turned to it for first interview suits and shopp(...)

David Duffy is to step down as CEO of AIB to pursue a career opportunity overseas.(Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

David Duffy is to step down from his role as chief executive officer and executive director of state-owned AIB to join the Glasgow based Clydesdale Ba(...)

Saving for a rainy day: don’t delay setting aside for your retirement.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Pensions may not be sexy or cool but they are important. According to a survey published by Deloitte just before Christmas, more than half of Irish(...)

I have been informed Standard Life share dividends may, as an option, be received as a share reinvestment transaction rather than as a cash dividend. (...)

Aidan Gavin is managing director of DTZ Sherry FitzGerald

What would you like to see happening in the commercial market in 2015? The priority for 2015 has to be construction activity in the Irish office marke(...)