Commissioner Niall Cody.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Switzerland refused a request for assistance to help bring prosecutions here on the basis of the leaked HSBC Geneva banking files, according to the Ir(...)

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver said in the newspaper advert apologies:“We must show we understand that the societies we serve expect more from us.”  Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

The public apology from HSBC carried in newspaper advertisements last Sunday looks a bit different now that it has been reported that the global bank (...)

Shire  “trying to do the right thing” by running the pharmaceuticals company as efficiently as possible, says chief executive Flemming Ornskov

Shire’s chief executive has defended the company’s tax arrangements after being identified as one of the beneficiaries of alleged “industrial scale” (...)

HSBC:  more of a painful than a pleasurable week for the bank.  Photographs: REUTERS/

A picture of a skyscraper-heeled stiletto with the word “pleasure” typed over it, next to an image of a red chili pepper branded with the word “pain”.(...)

A girl holds a gun in a truck just prior to a rebel attack in July 2003 outside Monrovia in Liberia. The UN believes arms dealers used HSBC accounts. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty

It was a scene of incredible carnage. In July 2003, a recently re-armed rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, resumed its tw(...)

The amount of money linked to Ireland in the leaked HSBC files is inflated by the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The amount of money linked to Ireland in the leaked HSBC files is inflated by the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin, and the(...)

Belgian prosecutors said they may step up their part of a global investigation if their request for HSBC to volunteer information fails to yield results. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

HSBC managers and former staff risk an international arrest warrant as Belgium escalated an inquiry amid revelations showing how a Swiss unit may have(...)

HSBC is the focus of a number of US inquiries. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 2:03

HSBC bank found itself in the centre of a global storm yesterday in the wake of the disclosures concerning its Geneva bank’s dealings with clients lin(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

HSBC, one of the largest banks in the world, has come close to admitting that its Swiss branch was used to facilitate tax evasion and money laundering(...)