As Rory McIlroy faces a court showdown with Horizon, Oakley is suing him in California, writes Barry J Whyte.
US fund managers looking to raise money in Europe for alternative investment funds could increasingly look to partnerships with Irish fund managers thanks to new European hedge fund regulations.
Improved availability of a variety of finance for new start-ups and franchises in Ireland has reinvigorated interest in getting into business, experts say. Expressions of interest in business lending
Three of AIB's six Belfry property funds, which used a combination of loans and money raised from the bank's private wealth clients to buy British property at the height of the bubble, are now being liquidated.
Ulster Bank has appointed receivers to the Limerick jewellery manufacturer Andersen Ireland, while some workers at the plant have already been put on temporary lay-off.
International investors are bullish about European stocks in 2013 according to recent reports, and Irish companies are among the biggest beneficiaries.