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 (...)

Better than expected earnings results saw markets across the globe advance yesterday

Better than expected earnings results saw markets across the globe advance yesterday, bringing the Irish market with them. (...)

“It’s perfectly plausible that Goldman bankers say odious things . . . but what isn’t plausible is that they say them in lifts.” Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

I realise 426,127 people got there before me, but I have started following GS Elevator gossip on Twitter. Things said in the Goldman Sachs lift(...)

Christopher Flowers: Ulster Bank, with assets of €54.8 billion, would seem to be in his range. Photograph: Daniel Barry/Bloomberg

Christopher Flowers’s interest in Ireland remains undiminished despite having lost out in the bidding for Irish Life last year and been rebuffe(...)

J. Christopher Flowers, chairman and founder of J.C. Flowers. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The head of US buyout firm JC Flowers, which invests in distressed financial institutions, has said Spain and Ireland are his preferred countri(...)

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