The UK triggering Article 50 will soon be forgotten – then the hard negotiations start

On Wednesday, the UK prime minister is scheduled to ­’trigger’ Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to announce to the 27 other EU member states that the UK intends to leave the union.

Ireland joins China-led Asian bank in bid to boost links

Ireland’s application for membership of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been formally approved.

Banks grab €233bn in free ECB loans as Draghi warns on profits

Euro-area lenders took €233.5bn in free long-term loans from the European Central Bank as they prepare for the potential end of extraordinary stimulus.

Sterling boost as UK retail sales surge beats predictions

The pound jumped yesterday after retail sales in the United Kingdom beat expectations, despite rising inflation.

C&AG will no longer be Nama’s sole auditor as outside firm to be hired

The State’s Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) will no longer be sole auditor of Nama’s group entities, with the bad bank now drafting in a firm to undertake statutory audit work for the next three years, when the agency expects […]

PTSB set to lure suitors with toxic loan book

Permanent TSB will finalise a clean-up strategy for its problems loans, including mortgages, by mid-year, the Irish Independent has learned, in a move designed to end investor uncertainty about the mounting regulatory pressures facing the lender.

Profits fall at financial firm IFG by more than 25pc

Profits before tax at Irish listed financial firm IFG fell by 26pc last year to £6.4m(€7.3m), according to preliminary results for 2016 released this morning.

ISIF puts €50m into ex-Goldman chiefs’ financial firm fund

A FUND run by former executives at Goldman Sachs has received €50m from the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to develop financial services jobs in Ireland.

Bank of England’s Carney plays down 2.3pc jump in UK inflation

Inflation in the United Kingdom crashed through the Bank of England’s 2pc target last month, pushed up by rising food and fuel prices.

Irish entrepreneur initiative adds another €5,000 to winnings in hunt for your bright ideas

An initiative that aims to encourage and support Irish entrepreneurs has thrown a little more bait in the pool to entice more ambitious minds.

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