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The first-half numbers easily top the previous record for investment of $700 million set in 2011

Irish fintechs secured a record $900 million in M&A, venture capital and private equity transactions across 18 deals in the first half of 2021, n(...)

Free fees (but only in some cases) and online banking are about as much as the banks can muster. All the more reason  for students  to swot up before choosing a bank. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to winning students’ business, Irish banks need to study harder. While UK banks seem to offer a dizzying array of incentives, offers fro(...)

The bureau has been seizing increasing large amounts of luxury goods from suspected criminals in recent years.

Designer shoes, Bitcoin and a small aircraft were among the items auctioned off by the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) last year after they were found to(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks closed lower on Friday and were down more than 1 per cent this week as investors weighed risks after the European Central Bank (ECB) s(...)

New York-based bank has been more cautious than other big lenders in the city

Citigroup plans to raise the capacity in its Hong Kong office to the highest level since the pandemic began, joining other global banks in ratcheting (...)

In New York, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs by mid-afternoon

European stocks ended trading on Monday little changed as the UK enjoyed a bank holiday, but were set for strong monthly gains on expectations that c(...)

Central bankers from around the world will convene this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss monetary policy as the global economy enters the 21st month of the coronavirus pandemic.

What will central bankers say at this year’s Jackson Hole summit? Central bankers from around the world will convene this week in Jackson Hole, Wyom(...)

Wall Street indexes were supported by gains in defensive and heavyweight technology stocks on Thursday afternoon. Photograph: Bloomberg

Falling commodity prices, regulatory shake-ups in China and signs that the United States may ease up on economic stimulus hit European shares hard on(...)

A stock trader reacts while standing in front of the German Stock index DAX

Stocks and commodities sustained heavy falls on Thursday with investors darting into havens like the dollar after a jolt of concern over US monetary p(...)

HSBC is battling poor returns from lending in a low interest rate environment.  Photograph: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

HSBC Holdings has agreed to acquire French insurer Axa’s Singapore assets for $575 million (€488 million), as part of its strategy of scaling up its w(...)

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