Data released by the ECB on Thursday showed the overall level of lending to households and firms in the euro zone fell by 0.1 per cent in January

Bank lending in the euro zone fell slightly in January but at a slower pace than a month earlier, suggesting the economy may be turning a corner as co(...)

CRH recently announced the €6.5 billion acquisition of assets from Lafarge and Holcim. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH, the building materials giant, has appointed UK- based former investment banker Lucinda Riches to its board. Ms Riches will take up her non-execut(...)

Swiss Bank UBS logo at their headquarters building, in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

UBS Group has warned over the impact of the surging Swiss franc and negative interest rates in Switzerland and the euro zone. Switzerland’s biggest (...)

CRH expects the deal to be about 25 per cent accretive to underlying earnings and will generate a ROIC in line with CRH’s weighted average cost of capital in the first full year of ownership.

Dublin-based building materials group CRH has raised €1.6 billion via a placing of just more than 74 million new ordinary shares to help fund its acqu(...)

Li Keqiang, China’s premier. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last week there were jitters around the region, and among Irish companies keen to sell into the China market, about the country’s slowest growth in gr(...)

The over-arching theme at Davos this year is ‘The new global context’. Photograph: EPA

Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos is tough if you’re not a one-percenter. Companies pay about 600,000 francs (€607,560) for a pass th(...)

Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The European Central Bank is expected to announce today that it will spend billions buying the debt of euro zone member states in order to kickstart t(...)

Snowmen wearing the world’s flags at Davos 2015.

An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchli(...)

Axel Weber, chairman of UBS and former head of the Bundesbank, has cast doubts on the viability of the euro.

The former head of the Bundesbank has cast doubt on the future viability of the euro if countries do not follow Germany in imposing structural reforms(...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)