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The UBS move underscores how banks in Europe and the US are scrambling to prepare for a protracted spell of lower rates. File photograph: Feline Lim/Reuters

UBS plans to levy a negative interest rate on wealthy clients who deposit more than SFr2 million (€1.8 million) with its Swiss bank, as lenders hunker(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addresses a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt on Thursday Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected on Thursday and its president, Mario Draghi, told critics of his s(...)

US stocks slipped from their record levels on Monday as oil weighed on energy shares and as investors awaited this week’s Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares had an unsettled session on Monday. Having given up early advances to fall into the red late in the session as a decline in oil prices(...)

 Assets plummeted at Dublin’s Bank of America Merrill Lynch from €361 billion in 2010 to just € 5 billion as of the end of 2015, as the bank continued to retrench its Irish operations.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin-based Bank of America Merrill Lynch International (BAML) continues to retrench its Irish banking arm, slashing assets and rationalising its br(...)

In the leaked Mossack Fonseca files: golfer Pádraig Harrington, former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, accountant Aidan Phelan, businessman Oisin O’Buachalla, Irish biofuel businessman Bart Bonsall and developer Seán Mulryan

On Monday The Irish Times, in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its international media partners,(...)

Julius Baer: the bank has reached an agreement in principle with US Justice Department, according to a statement. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg

Julius Baer, Switzerland’s third-largest wealth manager, said it expects to pay about $547 million to settle a US investigation into how it helped Am(...)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Dublin operation at Central Park office park in Leopardstown. The bank continues to reduce the scale of its Irish operations. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Assets at the Dublin banking arm of Bank of America Merrill Lynch plunged in 2014, as the bank’s retrenchment in Ireland continued and headcount shru(...)

Tax avoidance is legal but companies which use complex structures to reduce their  bills are coming under increasing scrutiny

A Luxembourg court has charged a French journalist with aiding the leaking of confidential information at accounting firm PwC, which led to the disclo(...)

The offices of Julius Baer in Geneva, Switzerland: the group aims to cut both personnel and general costs. Photographer: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg

Swiss bank Julius Baer plans to cut around 100 million Swiss francs (€95 million) of costs, including about 200 jobs, blaming the recent surge in the (...)

Investors took the ditching of the franc’s cap against the euro as a sign the Swiss National Bank was anticipating the imminent launch of a significant European Central Bank bond purchase programme

Shockwaves from Switzerland’s move to ditch its currency cap were still being felt on Friday, as investors made a fresh grab for top-rated government (...)

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