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Experts predict a “silver squeeze” will constrict the finances of many workers in their 50s and 60s. Photograph: iStock

If you were planning on retiring soon, don’t. That is the blunt assessment from financial advisers on both sides of the Atlantic who are urging client(...)

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Nokia’s fourth-quarter profit exceeded expectations, bringing relief to investors concerned about the Finnish company’s checkered performance in the e(...)

Fexco, founded and led by executive chairman Brian McCarthy, bought 75 per cent of Goodbody eight years ago from AIB in a deal worth €24 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

It didn’t take long. Less than four months after Goodbody Stockbrokers and its majority owner Fexco pulled out of a deal to sell the 142-year-old firm(...)

Kerry-based financial services company Fexco bought 75 per cent of Goodbody eight years ago from AIB in a deal worth €24 million. Photograph: iStock

J Goodbody Stockbrokers and its majority owner Fexco are in fresh talks with a number of interested parties that could see all or part of the busines(...)

The suspected bribery relates to a series of elk hunts. Photograph: iStock

Fredrik Lundberg, one of Sweden’s leading businesspeople, has been questioned by prosecutors on suspicion of bribery in a big blow to his efforts to c(...)

 Anders Bouvin: the new chief executive of Handelsbanken in Sweden. He is replacing Frank Vang-Jensen. Photograph: Maja Suslin/EPA

Handelsbanken, one of Europe’s most profitable banks, fired its chief executive Frank Vang-Jensen after less than 18 months in the job, calling on his(...)

Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

European shares crept higher yesterday as expectations of a positive close to the year and continued central bank support before an ECB meeting tod(...)

Investors have been buying Ryanair since Monday, when it announced a third-quarter loss that was in line with predictions, and signalled that a strategic shift commenced in September is beginning to find favour with travellers.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Some optimism returned to European markets as stocks advanced for the first time in four days.Despite a period of misery, stretching back to January 2(...)