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Former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm’s position as the highest-ranking executive at Anglo weighed heavily in the judge’s ruling. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The six-year jail term handed to former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm is much longer than two former colleagues received over the same transactio(...)

Traders  in the  NYSE as markets react to worries of a trade war between the US and China. Photograph: Epa/Justin Lane

European shares climbed on Wednesday but the modest rebound failed to erase the previous session’s losses as investors’ fears about an ongoing trade d(...)

Made in China. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

European and US stocks fell and bonds surged as US president Donald Trump moved his country closer to a trade war with China, while investors also wei(...)

A raccoon stretches out on a windowsill high above downtown St Paulon Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP

A raccoon stranded on the ledge of an office building in Minnesota which captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media has safely made i(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel talks with US president Donald Trump during the G7 Summit. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Irish stocks underperformed European counterparts on the first day of the trading week as Italy in particular rebounded after its new economy minister(...)

Dee Forbes, RTÉ director general. An Post has claimed that a crackdown on licence fee evasion would only deliver an extra €11.3 million a year.

The Swiss banking giant UBS has reduced its sake in troubled Swiss-Irish baked goods company Aryzta from 5.1 per cent to 1.9 per cent, according to th(...)

A member of the sovereign money initiative, a referendum campaign that would abolish traditional bank lending and allow only money created by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), campaigns for a Yes vote. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Retuters

Swiss voters have decisively rejected radical proposals meant to make the financial system safer by changing the way banks provide loans to the econom(...)

The Swiss electorate is voting this weekend on a referendum that  could change the banking system in the country. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

IFSC bankers may struggle to sleep this weekend, so excited will they be at the hope that the result of a referendum in Switzerland could do wonders f(...)

Supporters of a radical scheme to upend Switzerland’s financial system have made an 11th hour appeal to voters to approve a proposal to strip banks of(...)

Sterling suffered on news that the UK cabinet could not reach an agreed position on the Border. Photograph: EPA

Sterling fell to a one-month low against the euro on Thursday as concerns about Brexit negotiations prompted investors to lock in gains after a recent(...)

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