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    1. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      European equities rebound led by banks

      European equities started the day with a sharp drop into the red, but have rallied since then, hauling themselves back...

    2. May 19, 2016

      Irish regulator talks tough on fund fees

      In late 2010, just a month before news broke that Ireland was to receive an international bailout, Gareth Murphy quit...

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      Ireland’s financial institutions have endured a torrid few years. Yet in spite of the ...
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    1. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Irish central bank bags €28.5m from negative rates

      Negative interest rates have been criticised for their impact on bank profits. However, Ireland’s Central Bank is...

    2. March 13, 2016

      Ireland prepares for Brexit fund influx

      The Irish central bank has begun preparations for an influx of investment managers if the UK votes to leave the EU,...

    3. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      Banking stocks bouncing after ECB's souped-up stimulus

      European banking stocks are having a good day after the European Central Bank yesterday announced a souped up stimulus...

    4. February 23, 2016

      Banks buck UK dividend downturn

      UK banks are providing some relief from the dividend gloom that has shaped this earnings season for many British...

    5. February 22, 2016

      Bank of Ireland: green party

      Imagine someone looking to take a punt on a bank crushed by a financial crisis. Indicators of recuperation would...

    6. February 22, 2016

      Bank of Ireland plans to restart dividend

      Bank of Ireland is planning to resume dividend payments from next year for the first time in nearly a decade in the...

    7. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Bank of Ireland boasts 30% profits surge, rekindles divi

      Ireland’s biggest lender, Bank of Ireland, said it cranked out a 30 per cent rise in underlying profits in 2015,...

    8. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Brexit debate heats up

      Brexit is set to dominate news headlines on Monday. Prime minister David Cameron has been dealt a major blow after...

    9. February 14, 2016

      The week: February 15

      ● There is trouble at the top at Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund. Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio’s...

    10. February 1, 2016

      Bring back Welsh bank notes, says Plaid Cymru

      Owain Glyndwr, David Lloyd George, Aneurin Bevan . . . These could be the great figures adorning bank notes in Wales if...

    11. January 27, 2016

      Ireland fears ‘major impact’ from Britain’s EU exit

      Ireland’s financial regulator has expressed concern about the “major impact” Britain’s exit from the EU could have for...

    12. January 27, 2016

      Outsider in banking’s hot seat defends his tightened regime

      Cyril Roux has discovered that the secret to a happy life in Ireland is to never mind the weather. Almost half way...

    13. December 13, 2015

      Irish regulator launches fund fee probe

      The largest ever investigation in Europe into the fees asset managers charge investors will begin next year amid...

    14. November 24, 2015

      Ireland: bank on it

      Ireland is more than a low corporate tax rate, though Pfizer — which has bought a $160bn ticket to Dublin by buying...

    15. November 23, 2015

      Field Marshal Fallon marches cyclical BAE back up the market hill

      Military blimps are expensive to maintain these days. Michael Fallon, a crimson dirigible of a defence minister, has...

    16. November 23, 2015

      Playtech folds on Plus500 deal after regulatory concerns

      Playtech has walked away from its £460m bid to buy Plus500, the contracts for difference trading platform, after...

    17. FT Alphaville

      November 23, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Playtech pulls out of £460m Plus500 deal

      Playtech has called off its deal to buy Plus500, fearing FCA disapproval, while Pfizer is expected to announce it is...

    18. November 15, 2015

      Credit Suisse prepares to set up trading floor in Dublin

      Credit Suisse is on course to become the first international bank to set up a major trading floor in Dublin. The Swiss...

    19. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2015

      What is cybercrime really?

      From a speech by Cyril Roux, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland on Sept 30 (our emphasis): The risk/reward...

    20. October 5, 2015

      Playtech suffers setback in bid to acquire AvaTrade

      Playtech, the gambling software company founded by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, has suffered a setback to its...

    21. July 30, 2015

      Lloyds sells Irish loan portfolio for £827m

      Lloyds Banking Group has sold a portfolio of Irish commercial loans for £827m as part of the state-backed lender’s...

    22. May 24, 2015

      Ireland reviews cyber security of fund houses

      Ireland’s financial watchdog has launched a review of the cyber security policies and procedures of asset managers,...

    23. May 4, 2015

      Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund relaunches with €1bn investment

      Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is set to re-emerge as a significant investor in the country’s recovering economy after...

    24. March 16, 2015

      Irish tradition: a fast-growing economy

      St Patrick’s day. Time to dust off the shamrocks, Guinness hats and other tired clichés of Irish culture. Time also to...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2015

      Appropriate bucket shop regulation needed (and coming)

      How would you describe bets where you might lose (or double) your stake every time the dollar moved by half a cent...

    26. March 6, 2015

      Creditor beats a path to hard-up Irish speculator’s luxury door

      With its outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, rock star neighbours and spectacular sea views, Gorse Hill could be a...

    27. January 18, 2015

      Bank of Ireland UK plans push into current accounts

      The Bank of Ireland UK is planning a big push into the current-account market before the end of the year in a move to...

    28. November 12, 2014

      Ulster Bank hit with record Irish regulatory fine

      Ulster Bank has been hit with the biggest penalty imposed by Irish financial regulators for the month-long failure of...

    29. October 26, 2014

      ECB stress tests: Ireland’s Permanent TSB to raise capital

      Permanent TSB, one of Ireland’s major retail banks, will aim to raise capital in the international markets over the...

    30. October 7, 2014

      Irish central bank to impose curbs on mortgage lending

      The Irish central bank has taken steps to limit the amount of money banks can lend through mortgages, following a trend...

    31. October 5, 2014

      Irish boost for hedge fund credit boom

      The dearth of bank credit could spark a boom in credit funds, with the aid of impending Irish regulation. The fund...

    32. September 15, 2014

      Free State Ireland has lessons for Scotland on sterling

      In November 1923, barely a year after it came into being, the Irish Free State raised £10m in a bond issue. As...

    33. July 17, 2014

      RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

      Stephen Hester is preparing to cut almost a tenth of RSA’s £2bn annual costs as the insurer’s chief executive...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 20, 2014

      Fun with banks' fair value (and DTAs)

      Citi analysts have read 38 European banks’ annual reports for last year. People who value their sanity are not supposed...

    35. May 19, 2014

      Irish banks: Allied forces

      Sometimes it pays to rummage around in the rubble. In 2011, two years after Ireland’s banks collapsed, the US investor...

    36. March 4, 2014

      Bank of Ireland crisis investors sell third of combined stake

      Two of the biggest shareholders in Bank of Ireland sold a third of their combined stake on Tuesday after nearly...

    37. March 3, 2014

      Bank of Ireland sees improvement in Irish mortgage market

      Ireland’s banking sector is still working its way through the country’s catastrophic property bubble but the signs are...

    38. March 2, 2014

      Applications to trade as alternative funds in Ireland rises

      The Central Bank of Ireland has received more than 80 applications for authorisation to trade as alternative investment...

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