A power plant releasing carbon-dioxide emissions. European issuance of green bonds has already reached $16.6 billion so far this year, more than double the total for the whole of 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Zurich Insurance has doubled the amount it plans to invest in green bonds to $2 billion, in the latest sign that the fledgling market for bonds whi(...)

Daysha Consulting  managing directorBrendan O’Reilly. The company is to create 15 new jobs as part of a €1.5 million investment programme.

Irish IT project management provider Daysha Consulting is to create 15 new jobs as part of a €1.5 million expansion plan.The positions, which will pri(...)

Fabienne Wauthier, widow of Zurich Insurance finance chief Pierre Wauthier reacts as she addresses the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

The widow of Pierre Wauthier, Zurich Insurance’s former chief financial officer, has launched a stinging attack on the Swiss insurer over its handl(...)

Zurich chief executive Martin Senn pictured in Dublin last year. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Zurich Insurance Group will cut about 800 jobs worldwide to save around $250 million per year by the end of 2015 as it streamlines its organisa(...)

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European stocks declined, following their biggest rally in two months, as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting starting today.

European stocks declined, following their biggest rally in two months, as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting starting today. U(...)

Dara Deering, executive director and head of retail banking with KBC Bank Ireland, said that the bank’s customer base has increased by over 25 per cent this year.

KBC Bank Ireland is to link up with Irish Life to provide a full suite of life insurance products. The bancassurance partnership will see KBC provide (...)

Zurich said two investigations by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority found no indication that Mr Wauthier was subjected to any undue or inappropriate pressur. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Global chief executive of Zurich Insurance Group Martin Senn has told The Irish Times the fallout from the suicide in August of chief financial office(...)

Martin Senn: “Overall, we are probably, for six to 12 months, optimistic with a good dosage of cautiousness for the first time since the financial crisis started in 2008.” Photograph: Eric Luke

On his time off, Martin Senn, the Swiss-born global chief executive of Zurich Insurance Group, loves to get stuck into a bit of DIY. “I am a handy man(...)

Incease came after data from the US showed that states continue to boost spending on new roads and highways. About half of CRH’s US business depends upon this segment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the day Ireland officially announced it was exiting the bailout unaided, the Iseq in Dublin crept up by 0.5 per cent.Elsewhere, global equity marke(...)