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Facebook has floor plans to house expanding workforce. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish peer-to-peer lender Property Bridges plans to offer at least €150 million in construction development loans over the next three years, according(...)

Nissan’s Leaf became the first electric vehicle (EV) to secure regulatory approval as an energy backstop for Germany’s electricity grid

Nissan’s Leaf became the first electric vehicle (EV) to secure regulatory approval as an energy backstop for Germany’s electricity grid, the Japanese (...)

AIG recently acquired a Bermuda reinsurer, Validus, for $5.6 billion. Photograph: iStock

AIG has purchased a UK life insurance business from Munich Re, the latest deal by the expanding New York-based insurance company. Ellipse, based in L(...)

The  H&M store in Barcelona: the Swedish clothing firm published lower-than-expected quarterly sales. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

European shares rose on Thursday, after two days of losses, with equities buoyed by good results from companies including insurance heavyweights Munic(...)

Traders signal offers in the VIX pit at the Cboe Global Markets,  exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Getty

European shares closed down more than 2 per cent on Tuesday on the back of continued market volatility in the US. Britain’s major share index, the FT(...)

Declan Barrett, chief commercial officer and co-founder of UrbanVolt with Graham Deane, chief operating officer and co-founder. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Dublin-based UrbanVolt has developed a novel means of assisting companies making the switch to sustainable energy technologies. The firm’s unique ligh(...)

Bright sparks: Kevin Maughan set up  UrbanVolt with Declan Barrett and Graham Deane in late 2015. The company now has  more than 200 customers and has provided total savings of between €30 million and €40 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

How many entrepreneurs does it take to change 80,000 light bulbs? Kevin Maughan might tell you three. Maughan is chief executive of energy company U(...)

The City of London. It  has long been a hub for specialist and wholesale insurance, and about €84bn  of premiums were written there  in 2015

London’s share of some of the world’s fastest growing insurance markets is shrinking, putting its position as a global centre for the industry under t(...)

Eoghan Murphy: The Minister said there is “huge interest” from companies considering re-locating from London to Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With the publication of the latest strategy for Ireland’s international financial services sector, the expectation that Ireland can secure some concre(...)

Two earthquakes on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu in April caused overall losses of $31 billion

Insurers paid out around $50 billion (€47.88bn) for natural disaster claims last year, almost double 2015’s payout of $27 billion (€25.86bn), reinsure(...)

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