Sspeculation is mounting that the European Central Bank will buy sovereign debt to stimulate the flagging euro-area economy. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

The yield on Irish government bonds fell to a record low of 1.477 per cent this morning, the lowest level since Bloomberg started collecting the data (...)

The Cork Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre launched by Enda Kenny will be the latest in a network of 15 such facilities in the State Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial ser(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis, has blamed the group’s poor performance on the hangover from Publicis’ failed “merger of equals” with world number two agency Omnicom. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes

Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accele(...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)

Ulster Bank, with its  headquarters on George’s Quay, Dublin, is  not joining the exodus of foreign banks from these shores.

Royal Bank of Scotland published a trading update yesterday for the third quarter of its financial year, and it included some interesting commentary o(...)

RBS subsidiary Ulster Bank is set to record net provision releases of about £300 million. Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Royal Bank of Scotland has said it expects to beat expectations for the second consecutive quarter as the government-controlled bank’s recovery gather(...)

A tram is seen in downtown Lisbon. Loomis Sayles, which  sold at least part of its Irish bond holdings last year, now likes Portuguese dollar bonds. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Loomis Sayles, the investor that bought Ireland’s government debt before the nation’s 2011 bailout triggered a historic rally, now likes Portugal’s do(...)

Panti Bliss. Among the rivals Kickstarter has in Ireland is Indiegogo, recently used by filmmaker Conor Horgan to raise more than €50,000 to make a documentary about the Irish drag queen.

There was much excitement among entrepreneurs, inventors and other creative types this week when it was announced that the world’s biggest crowdfundin(...)

Reports have suggested that US banks are considering moving their European headquarters from London to Dublin, due to concerns that Britain might exit the European Union, the so-called “Brexit”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

By this time of year, wealthy bankers in the City of London have usually jetted off to their summer holiday destinations. Tuscany, Provence and the(...)

Merrill Lynch, dropped as broker after it was said to have  taken on competitor to Weir Group.

Weir Group has dropped Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its corporate broker after the bank took on a direct competitor to the British engineer as a c(...)

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