There is considerably less exuberance about these days around the Asian economies, and a lot of this has to do with the regional giant and the world’s(...)

The latest vending machines on the streets of Tokyo use facial-recognition technology to tailor soft drinks based on age and gender

Hollywood directors sometimes connote the future by putting a talking machine in their movies. Tokyo has gone one better. The latest vending ma(...)

DUBLIN The Iseq index was virtually unchanged from the previous day’s trading. Bank of Ireland jumped 5.4 per cent to €0.19 cent. Glanbia(...)

“[Michael] Somers is something of a divisive figure. For many, he is one of the most talented public servants the State ever produced; for others, he was an overpaid plutocrat with a fondness for saying ‘I told you so’.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The taxpayer could be forgiven for being a little bemused at claims that jobs are at risk because of heavy-handed regulation of the banks. (...)

Turkey’s government debt has fallen from 78 per cent to 40 per cent of GDP since  prime minister Tayyip Erdogan came to power a decade ago. Photograph: Reuters/Umit Bektas

The Turkish treasury will make a payment of $422.1 million (€525.6 million) to the International Monetary Fund today, deputy prime minister Ali(...)

More than 10,000 private messages sent between users of Bloomberg’s financial terminals have leaked. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

More than 10,000 private messages sent between users of Bloomberg’s financial terminals have leaked online, undermining the company’s attempts (...)

The IFSC in Dublin: There’s no doubt it has been a big success since Dermot Desmond first suggested the idea. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Michael Somers, the former head of the National Treasury Management Agency and current deputy chairman of AIB, didn’t pull his punches in his i(...)

People pass by a political poster reading:  “Troika out. Elections now. Turn the crisis around. Cut the debt and not the salaries”, on a street in Lisbon earlier today.  Photograph: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters

Portugal has issued its first new government bonds since requesting (...)

The IFSC in Dublin. Some international banks are believed to be leaving the IFSC due to heavier regulation in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

The International Financial Services Centre in Dublin is losing out on major international banks because of heavy regulation, the deputy chairm(...)

A Goldman Sachs trader

The British Inland Revenue unlawfully agreed a deal with Goldman Sachs nearly three years ago which let bankers escape (...)

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