Viridian’s Bahraini owner, Arcapita Bank BSC, is seeking first-round bids for Northern Ireland’s largest energy supplier next month.

Viridian’s Bahraini owner, Arcapita Bank BSC, is seeking first-round bids for Northern Ireland’s largest energy supplier next month, according to two (...)

Moody’s, one of a trio of agencies that assess countries’ and corporations’ ability to repay their debts, provoked controversy yesterday by re-affirming its long-standing rating of the Republic’s national debt at Ba1 with a negative outlook. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Ratings agency Moody’s said yesterday the Republic’s vulnerability to Europe’s continuing financial crisis was the main reason behind its decis(...)