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Moody’s expects the economy will grow 3 per cent this year, as against 2.8 per cent in 2020 and 5.9 per cent in 2019.

Irish banks’ profitability will stabilise at a higher level this year despite continued margin pressure, helped by lower loan loss provisions and a pi(...)

Loan impairment charges will be ‘above normalised levels’ in 2021, Fitch said. Photograph: Wolterfoto/Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

Irish banks’ non-performing loans will increase in the coming quarters as support measures for borrowers during the pandemic come to an end, Fitch Rat(...)

Tony Smurfit: “I was lucky. Things just opened at the right time. It wasn’t planned.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s three years since cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa received a St Valentine’s Day overture of the most unwelcome kind from US rival International(...)

Christian Sewing, chief executive  of Deutsche Bank, has been trying to improve relations with regulators. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank is conducting an internal investigation after receiving complaints that some bank employees sold risky investments to clients who didn’t(...)

Banks came into 2020 nervous over Brexit, Central Bank (above) mortgage rules and a dysfunctional housing market – that hasn’t gone away.

If 2020 saw Covid-19 deliver the biggest shock to the banking industry since the financial crash, 2021 will tell whether the system really learned the(...)

Fitch predicts that Irish mortgage arrears of at least 90 days, which stood at 5.6 per cent at the end of June, will spike at 14-16 per cent of home loans next year. Photograph: iStock

Irish house prices, which defied expectations by holding firm during the Covid-19 crisis, are set to fall by 2-4 per cent in each of the next two year(...)

Even before the Government set about borrowing billions to cover an unforeseen €30 billion budget deficit brought on by Covid-19 spending, gross debt stood at 233 per cent of annual revenues. Photograph: iStock

Deutsche Bank investment strategist Jim Reid likes to ease clients into the day by peppering his early daily market musings with updates on his wife, (...)

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank.  Governors of the ECB are expected  to prepare the ground for new stimulus, armed with a new set of forecasts on the bloc’s sluggish recovery and with the coronavirus pandemic resurging. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty Images

European stocks fluctuated as investors waited for the outcome of the European Central Bank meeting that could signal more stimulus given weak inflati(...)

The Savoy Hotel in London – just one of many high-profile international businesses that have become masters at minimising tax. Photograph: iStock

The Savoy Hotel has been welcoming its well-heeled and connected clientele for 131 years. But for all the Art Deco design and the sublime personal ser(...)

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins gave a bit of a kicking to rating agencies on Wednesday during a question-and-answer session in the wake of a lengthy onli(...)

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