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Fitch affirmed Danske Bank’s A rating and stable outlook. Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

Fitch, one of the world’s largest credit-ratings firms, said Danske Bank has learned its lesson from its disastrous foray into the Irish market more (...)

European banks accounted for almost four fifths of 29 bank upgrades carried out by Fitch in the first half of 2016.

S&P, one of the world’s largest credit ratings firms, said it views Ireland’s economic risk as “high” following the property collapse, even though(...)

James Morrissey, owner of the Late Late Bar New York

A Leitrim GAA match from the 1950s on the TV, an Irish showband tune ringing out, a plate of hairy bacon and watery cabbage, the exponential round sys(...)

Gavin Sheehan on Cole Harden celebrates winning the Ladbrokes World Hurdle, during the Cheltenham Festival. Ladbrokes is forecast to report earnings of 2.7p per share on revenue of £628.5 million for the first half of 2016.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Bookmaker Ladbrokes, which is in the midst of a £2 billion (€2.83 billion) merger with Gala Coral, is due to report quarterly earnings this week. Lad(...)

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall. It wasn’t all Brexit this week. News Corp announced plans to buy Belfast’s Wireless Group in a £220 million (€263m) deal. Rupert Murdoch’s company will pay 315 pence a share for the radio-focused Wireless.

It was the week when the world of business and finance not so much looked to pick up the pieces following Britain’s vote to leave the EU, but to get d(...)

Nothing happening here. Britain should paly for time, argues Martin Wolf.

On May 22nd, one Boris Johnson gave his forecast for the UK’s post-referendum future: “Given the choice between taking back control or being sucked ev(...)

The UK vote to leave the European Union is negative for Ireland, raising risks to growth and creating uncertainty around future relations with Northern Ireland, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday. (Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

Fiona Reddan The UK vote to leave the European Union is negative for Ireland, raising risks to growth and creating uncertainty around future relation(...)

A vote leave supporter holds a Union flag, following the result of the EU referendum, outside Downing Street in London

Britain’s top-notch “AAA” credit rating is no longer tenable after voters opted to leave the European Union, Standard & Poor’s said. “We think th(...)

In a tweet on Thursday Bill Gross, the founder of bond powerhouse Pimco and now a fund manager at Janus, said: “Global yields lowest in 500 years of recorded history…. This is a supernova that will explode one day.” (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

The $10tn pile of negative-yielding government bonds is a “supernova that will explode one day”, according to Janus Capital’s Bill Gross, underscorin(...)

Irish banks including AIB are selling down their Irish government debt holdings ahead of potential EU regulations. (Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters)

Irish banks are selling off their holdings of Irish government bonds ahead of potential European-wide regulations which could put limits on how much (...)

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