KBC Bank Ireland, led by chief executive Wim Verbraeken, saw its third-quarter earnings boosted by the release of €15 million of provisions previously set aside for bad debt, as the economy and house prices improved.

KBC Bank Ireland has “no plans” to sell further soured debt, after the group agreed in August to dispose of €1.9 billion non-performing loans (NPLs) t(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on  November 13th, 2018. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

European shares recovered on Tuesday as hopes for an easing of the Sino-US trade war and an imminent Brexit deal chased away the previous session’s fe(...)

Goldman Sachs promoted more women than before this year, including Irishwoman and DCU graduate Sinéad Strain. Photograph: Reuters

Sunday, New York Marathon. Wednesday, entry into one of Wall Street’s most prestigious clubs. It’s been quite the week for Barry O’Brien, an investmen(...)

US midterm elections have delivered a divided Congress. (Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times)

The dollar eased and Treasuries rose early on Wednesday, as the US midterm elections delivered a divided Congress that many investors believe quashes(...)

Goldman Sachs is under the spotlight again for its business practices.

Back in 2010, Goldman Sachs faced a near existential threat. Sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations it had misled clients (...)

George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has been accused by Republicans, without evidence,  of  funding a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the US border. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Three years ago, Hungary’s prime minister accused billionaire George Soros of trying to flood the country with Middle Eastern migrants. In recent wee(...)

The Iseq overall index underperformed European peers on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares eased on Monday as last week’s rebound ran out of steam on investor nervousness over fast-rising US interest rates and Washington’s tr(...)

The famous Trevi Fountain in Rome. Tax breaks are helping to attract Brexit bankers to the Italian capital. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

France and Italy are offering the most generous tax breaks to London bankers moving to the European continent after Brexit, new data shows. The resea(...)

Cameron Poetzscher: resigned after a report on allegations of sexual misconduct. File photograph: Twitter

Cameron Poetzscher, who oversaw a string of high-profile deals at Uber Technologies Inc, has resigned, weeks after a report on allegations of sexual m(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk  with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: backstop agreement is major stumbling block.

For a moment last weekend, hearts were suddenly aflutter that – out of nowhere – a deal to secure the United Kingdom’s orderly exit from the European (...)

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