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This year the winner of Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz will receive a pair of flights from Dublin to London, courtesy of London City Airport along(...)

Commerzbank’s equity stood at €27.6 billion as of September 30th, of which €20.2 billion resided in its core bank

Commerzbank boss Martin Blessing has restored the German lender to health but it is unlikely to meet ambitious 2016 turnaround targets as it faces to(...)

This week’s European Council marked a changing of the guard, with the new president of the council, Donald Tusk, and of the European Commission, Jean-(...)

European Central Bank officials are considering ways to ensure weaker countries bear more of the risk

Low-rated bond yields fell on Friday, with Spain’s hitting record lows, after Reuters reported European Central Bank officials are considering ways to(...)

In spite of repeated attempts, Rob Wright declined to offer a view on whether it was acceptable for the European Central Bank to decline a request to attend the inquiry.

Day two of the banking inquiry. This time its was the turn of Canadian Rob Wright to face nearly four hours of questioning from the committee about a (...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank. Describing their conversation as “a preliminary discussion”, Taoiseach Enda  Kenny said he would come back to Mr Draghi on the banking inquiry issue “in due course”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has personally intervened to request the European Central Bank to attend the banking inquiry. Mr Kenny raised the issue with the (...)

PTSB can now raise capital from external investors in the new year.

Permanent TSB has had its plan to plug the €855 million capital hole identified in pan-European bank stress tests in October has been “endorsed” by th(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, will preside over increased transparency Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would start publishing accounts of its monetary policy meetings next year, a move that will raise the E(...)

Swiss Franc and Euro banknotes lie on a table in a Swiss bank in Bern. The Swiss National Bank said  it would impose negative interest rates on cash held by other banks at the central bank, seeking to discourage safe-haven buying by investors anxious about the crisis in Russia and oil’s slide. Photo: Reuters

The Swiss National Bank surprised markets on Thursday by introducing a negative interest rate on sight deposit account balances, seeking to discourage(...)

Rob Wright, a former Canadian secretary general of finance, addressing the banking inquiry this morning.

Click here for live blog coverage.A former Canadian government official who authored a report on the Department of Finance in 2010 told the banking in(...)