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Ulster Bank’s owner RBS pumped the equivalent of €17 billion into Ulster Bank during the financial crisis. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ulster Bank’s chief executive of five months in the Republic, Jane Howard, couldn’t have been more adamant. “I’ve no mandate at all to look at Perman(...)

 Davy estimates that Ulster Bank’s return on equity, a key gauge of a bank’s profitability, amounted to a little over 5 per cent in the first nine months of 2018, excluding exceptional costs.

A merger between Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB (PTSB) would boost the combined weak profitability of the two lenders by almost 50 per cent, according (...)

US stocks sank on fears that the United States and China would not be able to reach a trade deal with less than a month left in their fragile truce.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell sharply on Thursday, ending a seven-session run of gains as a batch of worrying trading updates in a wide range of sectors, and t(...)

Bernard Byrne’s decision in October to hand in his notice have all but killed off any prospects of Paschal Donohoe approaching the market with more AIB shares any time soon

A decade after Irish banks threatened the solvency of the State, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could be forgiven for still not wanting to liste(...)

Fitch believe that, were it to need it, there’s an “extremely high probability” that Ulster Bank would get support from its parent company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ulster Bank Ireland has won another ratings upgrade to reflect the strength of its parent company, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Fitch Ratings (...)

Ulster Bank’s HQ on George’s Quay: about 400 staff currently remain at the complex which the bank began to vacate in 2014. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Ulster Bank is preparing to quit its headquarters on George’s Quay in Dublin 2 after more than two decades and split its remaining staff in the comple(...)

Brexit-sensitive stocks such as Marks and Spencer fell as political turmoil heightens in UK.

British stocks slid on Thursday after Brexit minister Dominic Raab quit in a blow to prime minister Theresa May’s efforts to win backing for her draft(...)

Amazon was among the tech stocks leading markets lower. Phototgraph: Getty

Stocks slid around the world on Friday, heading for their longest weekly losing streak since 2013. Earnings reports from Amazon and Alphabet rekindle(...)

Departing Aviva chief executive Mark Wilson. Goodness knows how much they’d pay him if he were the right man for the job. Photograph: Reuters

Fancy six months off on gardening leave – and a pay and bonus package worth up to £6.5 million (€7.4 million) to go with it? That’s the reward insura(...)

Burberry fell 5.6%  along with shares in European luxury goods companies as concerns persisted over a slowdown in China. Photograph: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

European shares suffered their biggest fall in a month on Thursday as global stock markets came under pressure from surging bond yields. The pan-Europ(...)

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