Ross McEwan: RBS chief executive is likely to affirm his desire to stay in the Irish market and retain Ulster Bank, having previously explored the possibility of selling it. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to signal on Friday that it intends to commit to its Irish division, Ulster Bank, in a bid to benefit from a recov(...)

Belgian bank KBC expects to record loan loss impairment charges of €300 million to €400 million in 2013, group chief executive Johan Thijs said(...)