Aviva said it would focus on cutting central costs, as well as consultants and project expenditure. Photograph: Simon Dawson/File Photo/Reuters

Insurer Aviva will restructure its business and cut costs across the company with the loss of 1,800 jobs globally as it new chief executive seeks to m(...)

Traders at  the New York Stock Exchange. US shares reversed early gains and headed lower as investors awaited details of a possible trade deal between the White House and China. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Stock indexes around the world were higher on Monday on optimism the US and China would reach a trade agreement as soon as this month. DUBLIN In D(...)

Aviva head office in London: insurer employs about 1,650 people in Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

Aviva on Monday appointed internal candidate Maurice Tulloch as its new chief executive after a lengthy selection process, a choice which analysts sa(...)

Friends First, which traces its roots in Ireland back to 1834, came under the total control of Achema, formerly known as Eureko, 15 years ago.

Dutch financial group Achmea is poised to extract €220 million from its move to sell Friends First, the Irish life assurance, pensions and investment (...)