Banking shares rose today after Britain’s biggest lenders were given until 2019 to meet new standards on financial health set by the Bank of England.

Cap on Royal Mail competition urged

The postal regulator has been urged to introduce an immediate cap on competition to the Royal Mail.

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Small and medium businesses receive lending boost

New cheaper lending to small and medium enterprises will begin to be available before the end of the year.

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German Finance Minister 'jealous' of Irish

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble has said Ireland's economic forecasts have made him jealous of Irish politicians.

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Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4%

Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October – but the rise to an annual 0.4% offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it ...

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Asian stocks on the up

HONG KONG: the Hang Seng index closed up 296.0 at 23998.1.

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Seven out of 10 professionals working unpaid overtime, says survey

Seven out of 10 professional employees questioned in a recent survey said they are working longer than they are contracted to, with most feeling they have no choice. ...

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Ulster Bank here to stay, says CEO

Ulster Bank has confirmed it will continue operations in Ireland.

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Finance Ministers to launch SME bank today

A total of €800m is being made available for lending to small and medium businesses by a new State-backed scheme.

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