Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

The arrangements using charities are part of tax-efficient structured finance deals aimed at attracting the institutions to set up “special purpose vehicles”in Ireland to house the high-risk assets. A team of economists from the Central Bank last month published a report on the use of these types of structures

Matheson, Ireland’s biggest corporate tax firm, uses three charities registered to “relieve poverty and distress” to help hedge funds and banks pay le(...)

China crisis: an investor at a brokerage house in Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The vertigo-inducing declines in stock prices were chalked down as China’s Black Monday. The country’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, clo(...)

 Salesforce cheif executive  Marc Benioff has been targeting the company’s web-based technology at larger customers. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Salesforce raised its sales forecast for fiscal 2016 a third time as revenue rose for the company’s new products. Shares gained as much as 2.8 per cen(...)

FBD closed 7.6 per cent up at €6.90 after falling by a similar margin in the previous session

European stocks slipped yesterday to record their worst week in more than a month, in the wake of China’s currency devaluation. The euro zone’s blue-c(...)

JP Morgan Chase: one of the top five US banks that are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

US banks are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking, taking advantage of strategic upheavals and concerns over capital to (...)

Royal Bank of Scotland experienced its second technology glitch in six weeks on Friday, leaving customers unable to access their online and mobile accounts. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Banks must “adapt or die” in the digital world to meet the surging demand for mobile banking with the number of mobile customers set to jump to more t(...)

China’s main share markets have lost about 30 per cent of their value since the middle of June. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

While the headlines celebrated Beijing winning the bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, there was grimmer news again from China’s bourses as the r(...)

 Former British trader Tom Hayes  at Southwark Crown Court in London. He has been given a 14 year sentence for Libor rate rigging. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA.

Former City trader Tom Hayes has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after become the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging Libor. In a la(...)

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton:  Biden is talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in. The 72-year-old vice-president has been having meetings to explore the idea of taking on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Photograph: Luke Sharret/The New York Times

A pattern of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investiga(...)