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U2 front man Bono has warned that complacency is emerging in the global fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria which, if unchecked, could lead to millions of preventable deaths. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

U2 front man Bono has warned that complacency is emerging in the global fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria which, if unchecked, could lead t(...)

Small change: The €500 note

For most of us the purple €500 notes – their bridges symbolising European unity – are as rare as hen’s teeth. However they are, apparently, the “curre(...)

A man leaves the Standard Chartered bank building in the Central district of Hong Kong

Standard Chartered announced plans to raise $5.1 billion in new capital through a rights issue and cut 15,000 jobs by 2018 as new chief executive B(...)

Standard Chartered:  bank’s first-half figures show that its profits plunged after growth in its key Asian markets slowed. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Standard Chartered halved its dividend and said it would raise capital from investors if needed, as new chief executive Bill Winters outlined plans to(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

The Standard Chartered  logo is displayed atop of a bank branch as a Chinese national flag flies in the Central business district of Hong Kong

Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands moved aggressively on Thursday to reverse the Asia-focused bank’s fortunes by closing the bulk of its (...)

Customers stand at a counter inside a Standard Chartered bank branch in Hong Kong, China. The bank is to close as many as 100 retail branches.

Standard Chartered said it would cut as many as 100 retail branches and manage more money for the wealthy as it sought to reassure the lender’s bigges(...)

As part of the agreement with New York’s Department of Financial Services, StanChart will suspend clearing activity for high-risk Hong Kong business clients and exit certain client relationships at its branches in the United Arab Emirates.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Standard Chartered will be barred from processing transactions for some high-risk clients as part of a $300 million (€225 million) settlement with New(...)

Peter Sands, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered, said the company was looking to make a permanent appointment for its head of financial markets.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Standard Chartered has warned of lower profits this year after a 20 per cent slump in first-half earnings, as tougher regulations and low market volat(...)

A clerk at a branch of China Merchants Bank, in Hefei, Anhui: China will not have a financial meltdown, but reform and rebalancing are essential. Photograph: Reuters

Must China’s borrowing binge, like most others, end in tears? This is a hotly debated topic. On one side are those who predict a “Minsky moment(...)

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