A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China. Chinese stocks edged lower on Monday as an interest rate cut by the central bank failed to impressed investors. (Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

European bonds retreated and the region’s currency weakened amid concern that Greece will struggle to secure more aid. Chinese stocks led gains in eme(...)

Prof Don Bredin: “Aviation finance is very, very different. First up, it is an extremely capital intensive industry. Aircraft are very expensive assets.”

Ireland has been associated with pioneering developments in aviation almost since the very beginning of manned flight. This is reflected in some very (...)

Brent crude oil soared more than 4 per cent towards $59 a barrel on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen. Photo: Bloomberg

Brent crude oil soared more than 4 per cent towards $59 a barrel on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began a military operation i(...)

A pedestrian struggles to open his umbrella as he walks past a monitor displaying closing information of Tokyo’s Nikkei Stock Average.

A surprise interest rate cut by South Korea’s central bank on Thursday helped lift an index of Asian stocks away from the previous session’s seven-wee(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital: the company is one of the top five in the global aircraft finance sector. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital earned more than $212 million (€190m) in profits last year, accounts just published show.The(...)

Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

An index of Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Monday as many countries in the region returned from Lunar New Year holidays, with sentiment(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital. “We have placed two large orders in the last 12 months, so that’s really a significant vote of confidence in our business.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Just weeks ago, aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital agreed to buy 80 of Boeing’s newest model, the 737 Max, from the US giant in a deal (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has signalled his company could buy any of Aer Lingus’s Heathrow landing rights. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has signalled his company could buy any Heathrow landing rights that are put up for sale if International C(...)

Ryanair agreed to pay a “premium” for the next generation of aircraft that it plans to buy from US giant Boeing between 2019 and 2024, according to its chief executive.

Ryanair agreed to pay a “premium” for the next generation of aircraft that it plans to buy from US giant Boeing between 2019 and 2024, according to(...)

Macquarie AirFinance is negotiating a deal for just under 100 newly built and on-order aircraft being sold by Awas, the sources said. Photograph:   Toby Melville/Reuters

Australian bank Macquarie’s aircraft leasing subsidiary is in exclusive talks to buy a portfolio of new planes from Dublin-based lessor Awas for more (...)