Minister for Finance Michael Noonan would get a budget boost from the programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

(...) central banks to purchase the bonds, given the limited supply in some markets. Around €1 billion of Irish(...)

(...) substantially higher than they actually were. As in all free markets, there are price fluctuations and the(...)

‘While the single currency needs to be strengthened, this may not be politically feasible. Macroeconomists such as Yanis Varoufakis bring a new politics to bear on this question.’ Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

(...) particular markets. Big picture vs rules At European level, the debate on macroeconomics versus rules(...)

Fyffes, the banana distributor, slipped more than 1.5 per cent to close the day at €1.17 per share. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

(...) investors it will seek price rises in some of its markets to mitigate the strengthening of the dollar(...)

Grassroots protest: demonstrators outside Grove Hotel in Watford, during the annual Bilderberg conference in 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

(...) rich and powerful” who are working “to consolidate and extend the grip of the markets”.And they(...)

The group said its target ebit for 2015 is in the range of €36 million to €42 million, compared to €40.1 million in 2014

(...) markets in response to the significant strengthening of the US dollar against the euro and sterling in(...)

Burnt out: Ageing oil fields in the North Sea look very vulnerable and could face early closures and accelerated moves to decommission them

(...), who pumped the new supply that contributed to the market’s collapse.Ageing North Sea fields, already(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, who will speak on political stability at the Institute of Directors today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Independents. The force of this questioning on the markets varies, for sure, but observers in the world of(...)

Almost exactly 12 months ago, CRH’s then new chief executive, Albert Manifold, said the company had “forgotten its core principles” during the boom. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) pursuit of high returns over acquisitions in faddish markets.CRH is an old hand at the acquisitions game(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)