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Risky but lucrative deals once fattened the profits of Wall Street banks, but five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, more and more risk is being driven to unregulated lenders that comprise the $60 trillion “shadow-banking” sector. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Just days after UBS AG said that it would gut its fixed-income trading business last October, three of the Swiss bank’s senior executives left to laun(...)

Minister for finance Brian Lenihan:  took charge of the State coffers just as “the building boom was coming to a shuddering end”.

It is like a scene from another world. In New York, the Lehman bankruptcy brings the capitalist system close to collapse. Giant banks and insurers tee(...)

Anglo Irish Bank signage and lettering being removed from the Anglo Irish Bank headquarters Office on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin.

A senior executive at Anglo Irish Bank at the time of the bank’s collapse has been granted immunity from prosecution arising from the criminal inve(...)

 Microsoft’s deal to acquire Nokia’s mobile handset business  is likely to go down as a major turning point in the contemporary technology business

Nokia shares soared 40 per cent last week following the sale of its mobile business to Microsoft, and have more than tripled since 2012’s 17-year low,(...)

Ryanair  reported yesterday that it carried a record 9.02 million passengers during August. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Stocks climbed yesterday as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi reiterated that interest rates will stay low for an extended period, while th(...)


Uncertainty in Syria has already hit global markets. Might a serious escalation of tensions hammer stocks?Unlikely. One famous study, What Moves Stock(...)

Industry sources say Blackberry’s new touchscreen Z10 and keyboard-based Q10 “haven’t exactly flown off the shelves”. Photograph: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Robins

Concerns that struggling smartphone company BlackBerry will not survive in its present form appear to be hurting sales of its new phones, both to busi(...)

Authorities suspect JPMorgan routinely hired young associates from well-connected families that ultimately offered business to the bank. Photograph: Getty Images

US federal authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the ba(...)

Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have held talks with one of China’s biggest bad banks about investing in its $1.5 billion stake sale a(...)

Ryanair fell 3 per cent in line with the broader aviation sector but it generally outperformed its peers. Rising oil prices have affected the industry.

Global equity markets swooned and bond prices slid yesterday after slowly improving US jobs data and gains in consumer prices added weight to the view(...)

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