Ian Guider

Ian Guider

Ian Guider is Markets Editor of The Sunday Business Post, and leads the paper’s markets coverage. He previously worked with Newstalk, where he was Business Editor and presenter of the station’s daily business show Breakfast Business. Guider has been a business journalist for more than 15 years, working for a number of Irish and international media groups including the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Tribune and Bloomberg, where he was Banking Correspondent.

Aryzta favours asset sales, cost-cutting over cash call

Aryzta favours asset sales, cost-cutting over cash call

Investors have questioned whether the Irish-Swiss bakery giant would need to raise money to ensure it does not fall foul of an upcoming test of its covenants given the decline in its earnings

It’s time for the civil service to move out and move on

It’s time for the civil service to move out and move on

The crumbling eyesore that is Hawkins House is no place for a modern Department of Health. The public sector must embrace change – including new offices

Coat rails and clocking in: Health officials resisting move to lavish €100m HQ

Coat rails and clocking in: Health officials resisting move to lavish €100m HQ

Employees raise concerns about safety of personal items at new Baggot Street base; coat rails and clocking-in facilities are among chief bones of contention

PTSB is walking on thin Glas

PTSB is walking on thin Glas

In order for Permanent TSB to have any future, it must offload Project Glas - and soon

Calm before the next storm for INM

Calm before the next storm for INM

The group’s agm was full of buoyant predictions and reassurances, but the existential threat it faces is still very much a concern

PTSB in plan to sell off 2,000 properties

PTSB in plan to sell off 2,000 properties

Homes voluntarily surrendered to bank in return for debt deals

€1.6bn Project Scariff likely to be Ulster Bank’s only home loan sell-off

€1.6bn Project Scariff likely to be Ulster Bank’s only home loan sell-off

Project Scariff, which includes 3,500 loans secured against primary homes and a further 2,900 buy-to-let properties, comes to the market at the same time as Permanent TSB is shedding a total of 18,000 loans

Market Talk on PTSB’s catch-22: Sell home loans, or risk its future

Market Talk on PTSB’s catch-22: Sell home loans, or risk its future

The taxpayer-owned Permanent TSB must offload 18,000 home and buy-to-let loans to survive, yet to do so will draw the ire of politicians

Slark: Grafton will stick it out in Belgium

Slark: Grafton will stick it out in Belgium

Building supplies group still intent on expanding further in Europe as sales hit by bad weather

Lane: ‘Massive information gap’ in international IFSC transactions

Lane: ‘Massive information gap’ in international IFSC transactions

The spotlight has been on Ireland after a series of deals were disclosed involving Russian firms raising money through special purpose vehicles registered in the International Financial Services Centre, a move that potentially gets around US and European sanctions

AIB staff in battle for ‘living wage’ salary increases

AIB staff in battle for ‘living wage’ salary increases

Workers at the bank, which is still more than 70 per cent owned by taxpayers, will demand a cost-of-living increase to their salary, separate to any performance-related increase, with the union focusing on gains for low and middle-income employees

Ulster Bank plans to sell off 6,500 home loans

Ulster Bank plans to sell off 6,500 home loans

The bank’s non-performing loans currently total 17 per cent of its overall loans and, along with other lenders, it is under pressure from regulators to slash this figure to about 5 per cent over the next couple of years

Now is the time for INM shareholders to stand up and make their feelings known

Now is the time for INM shareholders to stand up and make their feelings known

As Independent News & Media’s agm looms, the question of how it is run should be high on investors’ agendas

Playing hard to get: Smurfit Kappa

Playing hard to get: Smurfit Kappa

International Paper has been courting Smurfit Kappa with a €9 billion takeover attempt, but the financially buoyant Irish packaging giant is under no pressure to sell. Several rejected advances later, IP clearly still wants a deal

Sanctions pressure eases on Aughinish business

Sanctions pressure eases on Aughinish business

Supplies out of the key Aughinish Alumina plant are understood to have left as pressure on the pl...