Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher and chief financial officer Andrew Keating at the announcement of the bank’s  interim results. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Back to black was the theme to this week’s flow of interim results from AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank. All are back in profit and eyeing better(...)

Former RBS investment banker John Hourican, now the chief executive of embattled Bank of Cyprus (BoC), wore a distinct air of satisfaction when I spok(...)

Wilbur Ross: reported to be leading a group that agreed to invest €400 million in Cyprus’s biggest bank via a private placement. Photograph: David Sleator

The archbishop of Cyprus has taken the unusual step of urging thousands of small investors in the island’s biggest bank to reject a €1 billion share s(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher has been diagnosed with cancer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher has been diagnosed with cancer. Staff at the bank were informed of his illness after stock markets had (...)

Investors turn away from airlines on the back of concern over oil prices arising from the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined yesterday, after posting a ninth weekly gain in 10, as investors watched developments in Iraq and as euro-zone manufacturing(...)

“Unless a private equity white knight comes riding over the hill, it could end up being a case of as you were [for Ulster Bank]. At least until 2016.” Photograph: Frank Miller

We now know that whatever comes of Royal Bank of Scotland’s strategic review of Ulster Bank, it won’t involve KBC Bank Ireland. At least not until (...)

Ryanair and Aer Lingus were dragged down in a sector-wide slide in airline stock linked to Germany’s Lufthansa lowering of its profit forecast earlier in the week.

European stocks were little changed yesterday despite poor retail sales and jobs data from the US, while oil prices hit a three-month peak on escalat(...)

Wilbur Ross: new investment fund reportedly set to begin operating in the coming weeks. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

US billionaire Wilbur Ross is said to be planning a joint venture with investment group Cardinal Capital to provide finance of up to €400 million t(...)

Given Wilbur Ross’s penchant for seeing value where others don’t, it seems out of character for him to be a latecomer to the Irish commercial property party.

Understandably enough, most of the attention around Wilbur Ross’s departure from Bank of Ireland has focused on his reasons for exiting. New rules abo(...)

German airline Lufthansa slid the most since September 2001 after lowering operating-profit estimates for this year and next. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European stocks fell from a six-year high as companies including Deutsche Lufthansa and Vallourec cut their profit forecasts. German airline Luftha(...)