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One structure being considered would see UBS hive off its asset-management unit and fold it into Deutsche’s DWS in exchange for shares in the larger group. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The asset-management arms of Deutsche Bank and UBS are in serious talks to merge, according to people close to the discussions, in a deal that would c(...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughton. Neither he nor David McCourt  were asked for written statements by  auditor Peter Smith. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Neither businessman David McCourt nor former minister for communications Denis Naughton were asked for written statements by the auditor who examined (...)

GAM said it expected to make initial payments to investors in its frozen bond funds ranging from 60 per cent to 87 per cent of the assets held, as the(...)

Arlene Foster at the County Grand Lodge of East of Scotland district meeting in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

DUP leader Arlene Foster has appealed to Orange Order members to reject bigotry and intolerance as she addressed a march in the Scottish town of Cowde(...)

Standard Life Aberdeen said it would take a £40 million charge against intangible assets related to the contract with Lloyds. Photograph: Reuters

A central pillar supporting last year’s £11 billion (€12.4 billion) takeover of Aberdeen Asset Management by Standard Life crumbled on Thursday after (...)

Theresa May is braced for a possible French raid on Britain’s £8tn asset management industry, amid fears the sector might be the most exposed part of the City after Brexit

Theresa May is braced for a possible French raid on Britain’s £8tn asset management industry, amid fears the sector might be the most exposed part of (...)

Chris Patten: his report said the RUC should not be disbanded but should be renamed. It proposed a new badge, and that the British union flag should no longer be flown over police buildings

If the Patten Commission was able to reform policing in a bitterly divided society in Northern Ireland – as it did – then there is no reason why simil(...)

The Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders Conference 2016, hosted by the Anti-Bullying Centre in DCU, was presented with evidence that Irish children are among the most prolific “sexters” in Europe. File photograph: Getty Images

Adolescents who share sexually explicit images of themselves often endure verbal and physical harassment which may lead to them developing symptoms of(...)

Midleton’s Seamus O’Farrell and James Nagle close in on Sixmilebridge’s Seadna Morey at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo:Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sixmilebridge 1-17 Midleton 1-13In the final set-to of an extraordinary year for the counties – yesterday’s was their seventh senior competitive hurli(...)

Conor Lehane: the Cork star turned in a superb o performance for Midleton in the Cork county final win over Sarsfields. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Onwards towards Christmas and the sorting of the All-Ireland club championships continues thick and fast. Few sports competitions offer such novel pai(...)

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