Ulster Bank's assets may be sold by RBS
British Chancellor George Osborne has raised the possibility of Ulster Bank's assets being sold off from its parent, Royal Bank of Scotland. EU finance ministers meet over ESM
Eurozone finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to decide on when and how the European Stability Mechanism bailout fund can invest in a bank to save it from failure. 'Wiggle room' in Budget after promissory note deal
The Minister of State for Public Service Reform has rejected the IMF's assertion that any benefits from the promissory note deal should not be used to ease the measures in October's Budget. 2012 was a 'challenging' year for AIB
Last year was challenging for AIB from a financial perspective, according to chairman David Hodgkinson. US Fed set to slow its bond-buying programme
US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation yesterday evening by saying the bank would likely slow its bond-buying programme this year and end it next year because the country's economy is strengthening. Microsoft makes u-turn on Xbox One features
Microsoft has reversed plans to implement a number of features on its upcoming Xbox One gaming console after a wave of criticism online. Ryanair aims for 110m passengers in 2019
Ryanair has raised its growth projections, with the budget airline aiming to carry 110 million passengers in the year to March 2019. Google threatened with French fine over privacy
British chancellor George Osborne outlined something a strategy for removing bailed out banks Lloyds and RBS from state ownership in his Mansion House address last night. Today in the press
The Central Bank is to introduce its fitness and probity regime for credit unions this August, reports The Irish Times.
UK banks told to plug £27bn hole
The Prudential Regulation Authority says the UK's top banks and building societies need to fill a £27.1bn hole in their balance sheets. Strong rise in UK retail sales
UK retail sales recorded a larger-than-expected rise last month, helped by a strong increase in food sales, official figures show. UK mortgage lending 'up by a fifth'
UK mortgage lending surged to its highest monthly level since October 2008 in May, with activity even surprising lenders. London Market Report
The FTSE 100 falls by 1.5% after the US central bank indicates that it could start to scale back its stimulus programme later this year. Pixmania woes hit Dixons results
Dixons Retail reports a rise in sales, but costs incurred at its troubled online outlet Pixmania mean it reports a loss for the past year. Eurozone output falls at slower rate
The decline in the eurozone's manufacturing and services sectors eased in June as output fell by the slowest rate for 15 months, a survey indicates. Eurotunnel accused of overcharging
Brussels says passengers going through the Channel Tunnel are paying over the odds, because Eurotunnel is overcharging the train companies for using the track. Fed 'could end bond-buying in 2014'
The Federal Reserve maintains its $85bn-a-month (£54bn) asset purchase programme, but says it could begin scaling back later this year and ending it completely in 2014. Watch scams among con comebacks
Rogue traders are reprising old scams but with a digital twist to target people whose budgets are squeezed, says trading standards. Singapore smog 'could last for weeks'
Singapore's prime minister warns that the haze engulfing the city could last for weeks, as air pollution in the city-state soared to record levels.