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  Philip Green, whose retail empire faces a make-or-break vote on its future on Wednesday as it seeks approval for its restructuring plans, deciding the fate of 18,000 employees.   Photograph:   Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Philip Green’s Arcadia fashion group has secured backing for a controversial restructuring plan after a meeting of creditors voted to approve it. The(...)

Former Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, surrounded by party parliamentarians, participates in religious observances after signing his letter of resignation from the post at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka. File photograph: M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lanka’s embattled prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month and a half after taking office and giving the country’s pres(...)

The airline will take delivery of 380 new aircraft from US manufacturer Boeing over the next nine years, by which time it says it will be the world’s biggest airline

Ryanair is hoping to fly 100 million passengers in its next financial year, according to one of its most senior executives.The Irish airline expects (...)

The pace of rating upgrades in the euro zone will be slower in future as fiscal progress remains sluggish, Fitch’s global head of sovereign ratings Ja(...)

The NTMA has wasted no time selling the Irish story to Asian investors since our bonds were tagged as investment grade by S&P, Fitch and Moodys. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish government 10-year bond yields are hovering at around a very healthy 3.25 per cent, thank you very much. Should another external ec(...)