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Wilbur Ross and his fellow investors have seen the value of their investment in Bank of Ireland triple in value since 2011.

The fact that Wilbur Ross and his fellow investors have seen the value of their investment in Bank of Ireland triple  since 2011 is both a cau(...)

AIB Headquarters in Ballsbridge Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

It has been a tale of two banks and their chief executives this week, with AIB and Bank of Ireland both releasing their 2013 annual results. (...)

Wilbur Ross is a big fan of Richie Boucher and his management team. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bank of Ireland’s share price has been under pressure this week. By close of business yesterday it had declined by about 16 per cent on its clo(...)

Richie Boucher: “Hopefully, we’re doing normalised lending now. . . It’s important that we learn the lessons of the past but that we don’t become gun shy.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Standing inside the window of the Bank of Ireland headquarters on Mespil Road in Dublin, chief executive Richie Boucher offers a warm handshake and so(...)

Mike Lazaridis and co-founder Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering a bid to buy the struggling smartphone maker, according to a securities filin(...)

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Image of the week: Clensea Clintom schmoozeFormer first daughter Chelsea Clinton – a good feminist like her mother – could sell this picture as eviden(...)

BlackBerry reached a tentative agreement for a $4.7 billion buyout by a group led by its biggest shareholder, forging a path to go private after years of losing ground to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The head of Fairfax Financial Holdings says he has every intention of completing the acquisition of BlackBerry, despite doubts that the $4.7 billion (...)

The BlackBerry querty keyboard, logo and icons are seen on the screen of a BlackBerry Curve smartphone. BlackBerry said it reached a tentative agreement for a $4.7 billion buyout by a group led by Fairfax Financial Holdings, its biggest shareholder. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed a deal that will see it sold to a consortium led by its largest shareholder for $4.7 billion.The Canad(...)

Bankers from JPMorgan Chase and RBC Capital Markets quietly contacted possible bidders and found little interest in buying the whole company. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

BlackBerry’s announcement that it will consider takeover bids followed almost a year of advisers unsuccessfully canvassing potential buyers in search (...)

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