Britain’s accounting watchdog will be dismantled and replaced by a new stronger regulator that can issue harsher penalties and directly intervene in how companies present their accounts. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s accounting watchdog will be dismantled and replaced by a new stronger regulator that can issue harsher penalties and directly intervene in h(...)

Strong results from Glenveagh Properties and comments from the home-maker that it got off to a “fast start” this year on the sales front lifted its stock 1.5 per cent

The Iseq index of Irish shares dipped on Wednesday as the market took a breather following a 17 per cent rally since late December, and investors gave(...)

The pound was lifted on Tuesday by strong employment data. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

Sterling rose to its highest point against the euro since mid-November on Wednesday, simultaneously hitting a 10-week high against the dollar. The mov(...)

Barclays is one of the few financial services to expand substantially in Ireland on the back of Brexit.

No new banks or credit institutions were authorised during 2018, figures from the Central Bank show, while just six insurers got approval from the reg(...)

European Union and British reforms introduced in the past two years to increase audit market competition ended up with companies switching between the Big Four rather than hiring smaller rivals. Photograph: iStock

Britain needs a new watchdog to shake up the country’s “Big Four” accounting firms and reduce their dominance of the market for auditing companies’ bo(...)

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Vanguard, the world’s second-biggest money manager, and Merian Global Investors, the boutique run by Richard Buxton, have received approval to open of(...)

Shell now aims to curb its net carbon footprint, including emissions of its consumers, by around 20 per cent by 2035. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell will set carbon emissions targets next year and link these to executive pay, reversing its chief executive’s opposition and followin(...)

Unilever’s proposal had attracted strong opposition from leading UK institutional shareholders. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Unilever, the consumer products giant, has given up on plans to close its London headquarters, bowing to shareholder criticism of a move to simplify i(...)

Dublin is among the most preferred locations for financial services companies

Ashmore has become the latest British asset management company to announce plans to establish an office in Ireland ahead of Brexit. The company on Fr(...)

Bank of Ireland’s new COO Jackie Noakes

Bank of Ireland has appointed a former leading executive at Legal and General to help implement its new €900 million technology transformation program(...)

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