Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to launch at special signing ceremony in Dublin today attended by  German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. Photograph: Eric Luke

An initial tranche of €800 million is to be made available for lending to small and medium-sized businesses by the new State-backed Strategic Banking(...)

Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: sounding out EU leaders on tapping the ESM bailout fund to finance a €300 billion stimulus programme for struggling EU economies. Photograph: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

France is becoming embroiled in an increasingly fractious battle with Brussels over its failure to meet deficit targets set by the European Commiss(...)

The president of the European Investment Bank has warned that the credit shortage for small and mid-sized firms will probably worsen as a result of tighter financial regulation in the banking union initiative.

The president of the European Investment Bank has warned that the credit shortage for small and mid-sized firms will probably worsen (...)

AIB CEO David Duffy with Minister Richard Bruton and President of the European investment Bank Werner Hoyer in Ballsbridge. Photograph: David Sleator

Hundreds of small and medium-sized Irish companies will get access to cheaper loans following the European Investment B(...)

The European Investment Bank is to work with AIB to provide €200 million in funding for Irish SMEs.

The European Investment Bank is to work with AIB to provide €200 million in funding for Irish small and medium-sized enterprises . The S(...)