Lehman Brothers

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Stepstone was among a number of subprime lenders that entered the Irish market near the peak of the property bubble, before retrenching in the wake of the crash.

Stepstone Mortgages, the boom-time Irish subprime mortgage lender that stopped writing business in 2008, has officially gone into liquidation after se(...)

Frank Dunphy and  Damien Hirst attend The Opening of “Damien Hirst: The Elusive Truth”  in New York City in 2005. Photograph: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Frank Dunphy, who has died aged 82, was the business brain behind the multimillion-pound career of the artist Damien Hirst. A garrulous working-class (...)

Consumption plunged a record 8.2 per cent as lock-down measures to prevent the spread of the virus kept consumers at home

Japan was hit by its biggest economic slump on record in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic emptied shopping malls and crushed demand for(...)

US private equity groups Apollo and JC Flowers are among the parties to have signalled bid interest in Depfa

Dublin-based Depfa Bank, a former public sector lender, is understood to have secured bid interest from US private equity groups Apollo and JC Flowers(...)

Depfa’s s portfolio mainly consists of loans and bonds to German and other western European borrowers from the public sector.

Dublin-based Depfa Bank’s long-awaited second sale process since it nearly collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis was formally kicked off on Tuesd(...)

Warren Buffett usually gets busy buying during bear markets. Instead of being greedy while others are fearful in the current crisis, the legendary investor has been busy offloading his large stakes in airline stocks. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

Warren Buffett usually gets busy buying during bear markets. Instead of being greedy while others are fearful in the current crisis, the legendary inv(...)

The Dow Jones ticker in Times Square, New York, displaying news about Lehman Brothers on September 10th, 2008. The bank failed because it prioritised short-term gain over the necessity to develop a future-proofed strategy. Photograph: Bloomberg News

In the weeks and months ahead we will undoubtedly hear corporate management teams blame Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown for their company’s poor (...)

Revolut app logo. Revolut is a digital banking alternative that includes a pre-paid debit card, currency exchange, and peer-to-peer payments.

On a chilly Wednesday night earlier this spring, a hundred or so Dubliners gathered over pizza and cans of Brooklyn Lager at the top of The Academy, t(...)

William Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square, made trades that reaped $2.6bn of profits during March’s coronavirus sell-off. File photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on international stock markets in recent months, but some investors – think short-sellers, hedge funds, bargain-hunting (...)

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How do oil prices affect the price we pay for petrol and diesel? Two key points are important when it comes to the price of fuel at your local servic(...)

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