Morning business news with Conor Brophy

Morning business news - January 30

30 Jan Over €30 billion worth of loans were sold by Irish banks and the National Asset Management Agency last year and a new report by accountants PwC predicts at least a further €6 billion will be sold this year.

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

Today in the press

30 Jan The UK debt management agency Step Change will launch its services in Ireland by April, the Irish Examiner has learned.

Most reporters will now work across Independent News & Media's various titles

INM announces editorial changes at newspapers

29 Jan Independent News and Media has announced significant editorial changes that will see its main titles share more resources, with up to 30 jobs to go at the company as a result.

Alibaba completed the world's biggest IPO with its listing on the New York Stock Exchange last September

Alibaba's quarterly earnings plunge 28%

29 Jan Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said its net profit for the three months ending December plunged 28% to $964m, hit by a one-off charge and higher taxes.