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On Friday, Moody’s upgraded Ireland back to an “A” grade, moving the sovereign by one notch to A3 from Baa1. (Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg)

Ireland’s cost of borrowing fell to its lowest level in over a month on Monday after a ratings upgrade from Moody’s at the end of last week. Ireland’(...)

George Osborne: Brexit referendum had already delayed investment. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The faces may have changed but the challenges remain the same. The new members of the Cabinet have received their seals of office, but the chosen ones(...)

The State’s 10-year government bond yield fell to a one-month low on Friday, outperforming euro zone peers ahead of a Moody’s ratings review that some(...)

Moody’s  held off on an expected upgrade last September Photograph: Bloomberg

Moody’s, the credit ratings agency that downgraded Ireland to junk at the height of the financial crisis, is seen holding off returning the State to t(...)

The yield achieved was lower than the yield at which which similiar bonds were trading on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Getty Images

The National Treasury Management Agency has fulfilled more than 90 per cent of its minimum full-year bond sales target after returning to the market f(...)

Fitch said that policital uncertainty has not been eliminated by the formation of a government, given that it’s not clear how much of Mr Kenny’s legislative programme can be implemented with Fianna Fail’s limited support.

Fitch, one of the world’s three main credit ratings agencies, warned that the Government’s plans to tackle mortgage rates and further protect family (...)

Fitch said retail fixed-line competition is “remarkably similar” to the UK with the incumbent Eir facing stiff competition from bundled services provided by rivals

Ireland’s telecoms market is “vibrant, crowded and competitive,” according to a new report that finds the sector generated about €3.7 billion in reven(...)

 A Total petrol  station in Paris. It could be a difficult year for many oil producers, according to Fitch Ratings, which estimates the aggregate earnings of seven major oil companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will fall 22 per cent in 2016.

Stocks are struggling to make headway and bond prices are firmer as a rising dollar and weaker oil prices provide an excuse for a breather after Wall (...)

An oil-rig is pictured amongst vessels moored along a row of shipyards northwest of Waterfront City on Batam island, in Indonesia’s Riau Islands Province

Oil prices slid on Monday after a meeting between major producing nations on a proposed output freeze fell apart, leaving the world grappling with an (...)

Fitch said Eir’s fibre investment had been transformational

Fitch has revised Eir’s outlook grade to positive from stable and affirmed its long-term issuer default rating at ‘B’. The ratings agency said the fo(...)

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