Ciarán Lynch said his inquiry will publish its final report in Janaury

Banking inquiry's Lynch appeals for spring vote

13.42 The Chairman of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, Ciarán Lynch, is appealing to the Taoiseach not to call a general election until next year to give the inquiry time to conclude its work.

Standard Chartered set to axe about 1,000 top jobs - CEO

StanChart CEO plans to cut about 1,000 top staff

12.29 Standard Chartered's new CEO Bill Winters plans to cut up to a quarter of the bank's most senior staff to reduce costs, according to a memo sent to staff, which is likely to see about 1,000 top jobs go.

The US Federal Reserve surprised much of Wall Street by keeping interest rates unchanged at its September meeting

Fed waiting to see if global slowdown to hit US

08.33 The US Federal Reserve thought the economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but policymakers wanted firmer evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking America off course.

WTI is up nearly 30% and Brent almost 24% higher after hitting six-year lows in August.

Oil prices extend gains in Asia

07.29 Oil prices extended their recent rally in Asia on hopes that increasing demand and a decline in US crude production would ease a supply glut.

Morning business news with Adam Maguire

Morning business news - October 9

10.44 The economy is to grow by 5.6% this year and 4% in 2016, according to a consensus forecast compiled by DKM Economic Consultants.

A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

Today in the press

09.32 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will wait until after Budget 2016 to nominate a successor to outgoing Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan.