Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos briefs media on Santander’s acquisition of Banco Popular for one euro to prevent its collapse. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Santander has purchased fellow Spanish lender Banco Popular for one euro, after Brussels warned that the bank was on the verge of collapse. Banco Pop(...)

 A Deutsche Bank downgrade on the euro zone banking sector soured sentiment. Strategists at the German bank cut their rating on European banks to “underweight” and recommended investors lock in gains.  Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares fell on Tuesday, marking their fourth straight day of losses, with banks leading the decline on fresh political jitters. The Iseq buc(...)

Twitter: In its last results in February the company reported sales totalling $717 million (€672 million) in the fourth quarter, up only about 1 per cent compared with the previous year. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Monday Results: Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai, Office Depot, Villeroy & Boch, Volvo Indicators: German business climate (Apr); UK business optim(...)

Eamonn Crowley

Permanent TSB has appointed Eamonn Crowley as its new chief financial officer. He will take up his role in March and will be proposed for appointment (...)

CRH closed 2.2% higher having earlier threatened to hit an all-time high as the building materials giant is seen as a key beneficiary of Trump’s infrastructure spending plans

European equities joined a global rally, jumping the most since November, on optimism about global economic growth and corporate earnings. The Stoxx(...)

Banco Santander: fourth-quarter profit rose to €1.6 billion. Photograph: iStock

Banco Santander said on Wednesday that fourth-quarter profit rose to €1.6 billion on lower loan provisions and higher income from Brazil, beating anal(...)

EU economics and taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici will speak at The Irish Times Corporation Tax Summit

Monday Results: Halliburton; McDonald’s; Yahoo!. Meetings: Financial Services Ireland roundtable on Brexit (Ibec, Dublin 2). Indicators: Irish reta(...)

The European Commission has ordered Apple to pay Ireland  €13bn in unpaid taxes. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Europe’s top court will decide during the week on Spanish tax breaks for foreign takeovers in a ruling that may give clues as to how judges will deal (...)

 Royal Bank of Scotland in the City of London: The bank, which owns Ulster Bank in Ireland, said it plans     further cost cutting following after failing  a stress test. Photograph: Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland bolstered its capital plan after failing multiple hurdles in the Bank of England’s toughest-ever stress test. Some “capital in(...)

A rally in global equities is pulling back in October andbonds worldwide are on course for their worst month since the taper tantrum of 2013.

European stocks fell for a fifth day as companies reported disappointing results while a bond rout abated and metals rallied. The Stoxx Europe 600 I(...)

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