A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 26th. Photograph: REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Wall Street was marked by volatile trading on Wednesday as investors returned following a turbulent run-up to Christmas that had helped wipe more than(...)

Michael Hasenstab, the chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton’s global macro team

Franklin Templeton’s Michael Hasenstab came to Argentina’s aid this week, lending Buenos Aires more than $2.25 billion (€1.9 billion) in a discrete ca(...)

The tranche of 3.16 million shares in Bulmers maker C&C bought by Brandes Investment Partners was valued at at more than €12 million. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

US billionaire activist shareholder Charles Brandes must be developing a taste for Irish cider as his firm boosted its stake in Bulmers maker C&C(...)

The FTSE 100 ended Wednesday at 7,106.08 points to beat a previous record of 7,103.98, set in April last year. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

London’s FTSE 100 stood out on an otherwise quiet trading day on Wednesday, as the blue-chip UK stocks index registered an all-time closing high, buo(...)

Investec has  hired Ronan Dunphy from Deloitte where he managed its in-house research function, producing regular reports on the domestic macro environment and banking sector. Photograph: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

Investec Ireland has lured senior research analysts from Cantor Fitzgerald and Deloitte in Dublin as it seeks to build out its macro-financial researc(...)

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (L) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead of their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Ukraine said it has agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks (Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters)

Ukraine agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks, giving President Petro Poroshenko some breathing room as he seeks to a(...)

Michael Hasenstab, bond trader with Franklin Templeton

Michael Hasenstab, the star bond trader with Franklin Templeton who made billions of euros in a huge crisis-era bet on an Irish turnaround, has emerge(...)

Michael Hasenstab: filled his boots with Irish government bonds

Why is it that one group of investors who buy Irish debt when its on the floor are publicly praised and others are vilified? In 2012, Franklin Templet(...)

Michael Cullen, chief executive of broker Investec Bank, said the listing represented a another vote of confidence in the Irish property sector. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The Republic’s most recently launched real estate trust is eyeing blocks with a total of 2,300 apartments for potential investment targets, accordi(...)

Green last week announced it intended to raise a total of €399.8 million and €384.5 million net of costs through a share placing and an open offer to take advantage of investment opportunities in the Republic’s property market.

Green REIT’s management will not take part in its planned €385 million fundraising, according to formal documents published by(...)

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