EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We consider the Luxembourg leaks as market information. We will examine it and evaluate whether or not this will lead us to opening new cases.” Photographer: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

A new leak of confidential documents expands the list of big companies seeking secret tax deals in Luxembourg, exposing tax-saving manoeuvers by Ameri(...)

Robert Easton, head of Carlyle’s CCI team: ‘This successful fundraising process reflects the promise in the Irish economy’

US equity group Carlyle and its Dublin-based partner Cardinal Capital are set to announce a number of high-profile investments in Ireland in coming(...)

“Unless a private equity white knight comes riding over the hill, it could end up being a case of as you were [for Ulster Bank]. At least until 2016.” Photograph: Frank Miller

We now know that whatever comes of Royal Bank of Scotland’s strategic review of Ulster Bank, it won’t involve KBC Bank Ireland. At least not until (...)

RBS is in talks with Warburg Pincus  about injecting cash into Ulster Bank to bolster its capital position, possibly in advance of it being merged with another Irish bank. Photographer: Chris Ware/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland is in talks with private equity group Warburg Pincus about injecting cash into Ulster Bank, according to a report in the Sun(...)


Roche said the acquisition would strengthen its position in the laboratory haematology-testing business

Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying Constitution Medical Investors (CMI), the US developer of a testing system for blood diseases like leukaemia, for an u(...)