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 People gather sand bags to protect their homes at Sandymount as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shares in FBD Holdings, Ireland’s only listed indigenous general insurer, slid as much as 4.4 per cent on Monday as investors fretted about the cost o(...)

FBD’s solid first half performance provides evidence of its turnaround according to Davy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A growth in FBD’s solvency capital has led Davy, a stockbroker, to upgrade the stock from ‘neutral’ to ‘outperform’. While analysts Emer Lang and Ste(...)

German industrial giant Siemens  slid 3.1 per cent following the release of disappointing quarterly earnings. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

European markets ticked up yesterday as a number of companies reported solid results, but others delivered less positive news. DUBLIN The Irish mark(...)

Analysts at stockbrokers Davy raised their price target for the new Bank of Ireland shares to €8.40 from €8.10 Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bank of Ireland’s new shares gained 0.3 per cent to €7.40 on their first day of trading in Dublin, following a reorganisation of the group that saw in(...)

FBD recorded a €11.4 million pretax profit last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

FBD Holdings, the State’s only publicly-listed insurer, has ruled out paying dividends for the “foreseeable future” as it concentrates on rebuilding p(...)

Davy expects pretax profit of €148 million for PTSB in 2019, down from €178 million previously. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stockbroker Davy has cut its share price target for Permanent TSB by 4 per cent to €3 and reduced its profit forecasts for the bank out to 2019, large(...)

Shares in Permanent TSB surged to a fresh five-month high on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shares in Permanent TSB surged to a fresh five-month high on Wednesday morning as analysts concluded the lender would be the main beneficiary from th(...)

FBD group chief executive Fiona Muldoon is targeting a return to profitability for the insurer by year end. Photograph: Alan Betson

A bellwether of the beleaguered insurance sector, FBD Holdings, Ireland’s only publicly quoted insurer, will report its half-year results on Friday. T(...)

Bank of Ireland said  the deficit for its defined benefit pension scheme grew from €740 million in December last year to €1.2 billion at the end of June. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Moody’s said Bank of Ireland’s widening pension deficit is negative for its debt dynamics as it probably will exceed the amount of capital generated b(...)

Former High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has criticised the State’s loss-making insurers for not seeking the prosecution of people found(...)

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