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Both sexes are biased but are they equally biased? According to a 2010 paper female analysts tend to issue bolder and more accurate forecasts than their male counterparts. Photograph: iStock

Market analysts get a lot of stick for being perma-bulls whose analysis is all too often undermined by conflicts of interest. There’s some truth in th(...)

The US industrials sector was 0.82% higher, helped by Caterpillar Inc’s 2.3% jump and Boeing’s 0.7% rise . File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Shares rallied on Monday as US president Donald Trump appeared to defer increases in tariffs on Chinese imports and hint that he was very close to a t(...)

Dómhnall Slattery with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the opening of Avolon’s headquarters building in Dublin  last year.

Irish aircraft lessor Avolon grew 30 per cent to $717 million (€633m) last year, the latest figures show. The company’s chief commercial officer, Jo(...)

US trade war and policy decisions in Beijing hit consumer sentiment in Q4. Photograph: Reuters

China’s economic growth dropped to its slowest annual rate since 1990 and was at its lowest level since the global financial crisis in the fourth qua(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien. The company, set up by Mr O’Brien in Jamaica in 2001, operates in 31 markets across the Caribbean and Asia Pacific regions. File photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

The riskiest new bonds Digicel has issued under a massive debt restructuring have started trading at a 50 per cent discount this week, as a leading cr(...)

Shares in Nike jumped 7.85 per cent after the company’s quarterly results beat Wall Street estimates. Photograph: Getty

Pressure eased on markets on Friday with stocks edging up following a tough week. Irish-based Perrigo took a hammering as it emerged that the Revenue (...)

Barclays became the largest lender in the Republic earlier this month

Ratings agency Fitch has upgraded Barclays Bank Ireland and its parent to ‘A+’ with a stable outlook following an increased in subordinated debt buffe(...)

Fitch believe that, were it to need it, there’s an “extremely high probability” that Ulster Bank would get support from its parent company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ulster Bank Ireland has won another ratings upgrade to reflect the strength of its parent company, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Fitch Ratings (...)

A no-deal Brexit would almost certainly mean Britain’s credit rating would be cut again early next year, rating agency Fitch warned on Monday.

A no-deal Brexit would almost certainly mean Britain’s credit rating would be cut again early next year, rating agency Fitch warned on Monday. Fitch(...)

Former Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, surrounded by party parliamentarians, participates in religious observances after signing his letter of resignation from the post at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka. File photograph: M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lanka’s embattled prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month and a half after taking office and giving the country’s pres(...)

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