The UK’s top share index held its ground as investors assess  Theresa May’s ability to deliver a smooth exit from the EU.

Political bickering failed to impact most markets on Tuesday, although the Republic’s Iseq overall index dropped as its peers advanced. The UK’s top (...)

Since the programme was launched in the UK seven years ago, more than 350 women and men have participated

People who have been out of work for 12 months or longer are being invited to apply for a programme on “the role of the returning employee” from which(...)

IDA Ireland has been promoting Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre as something of a post-Brexit “Canary dwarf”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After absorbing the initial shock of UK voters’ decision to quit the European Union in the June 2016referendum, 2017 was supposed to be the year when (...)

Bruce Thompson, a former group chief financial officer and head of risk for the Bank of America group, who will lead its post-Brexit hub in Dublin. Photograph: David Hume Kennerly

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is to relocate one of its top executives from New York to Dublin to head up its planned post-Brexit EU hub. The bank sa(...)

The Central Bank approved the creation of 26 new positions for its credit institutions directorate and 10 additional roles in its banking resolution unit. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank, which employs more than 1,600 people, plans to beef up its banking supervision arm to cope with an expected increase in activity as(...)

Congestion:   Dublin traffic moves at less than 5.5kph in peak  periods, data suggests. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin ranks 19th in an index of “smart cities” by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which forecasts that the market for “smart” technology and infrastru(...)

Canary Wharf is seen as a touchstone for the impact of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Way up in One Canada Square, in the Canary Wharf financial district in London, a map of post-Brexit London is flashing.The electronic model on the 30(...)

A pedestrian on Wall Street. For  bankers, scuttled deals cost money.  Photograph: Bloomberg

If 2015 was a dream year for Wall Street’s top dealmakers, 2016 is starting to take a nightmarish turn. Some of the mega transactions that had champa(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Petroceltic, has urged shareholders not to take any action

Worldview Capital, the dissident shareholder of Petroceltic International that says it will bid £6.4 million (€8.1 million) for the troubled explorati(...)

Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 per cent and Australia’s commodity-rich S&P/ASX 200 shed 2.1 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.2 per cent though, on the mainland, China’s Shanghai Composite was an outlier with an advance of 0.9 per cent as infrastructure shares firmed on hopes for more investment by Beijing.

European stocks are retreating following a soft Asian session as markets remain in thrall to oil prices. The price of Brent crude, the international (...)

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