McDonald’s: results out on Monday. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Amgen; Ferrari; Halliburton; McDonald’s; Wincor Nixdorf. Meetings: Cyber and data security briefing (Clarion Hotel, Cork). Indicators: (...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, at a bilateral meeting  in Davos. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/ EPA

The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its call for debt relief for Greece, raising pressure on European countries to cede to Greek demands fo(...)

Central bankers around the world including the Fed’s Janet Yellen (pictured) are trying to reach an annual inflation target of 2 per cent. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

Monty Bennett hasn’t seen anything quite like today’s stubbornly low inflation in his long career as a hotelier. Occupancy at the Ashford Group of Co(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe

Japan slipped into its fourth technical recession in five years between July and September - spotlighting how the government’s “Abenomics” policies h(...)

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TODAY Results: Aryzta. Indicators: US industrial production (Feb), capacity utilisation (Feb) and net long-term TIC flows (Jan); UK consumer price ind(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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TODAY US President’s Day Indicators: UK Rightmove House Price Index (February); Japanese industrial production (December). TOMORROW Results: Dragon Oi(...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
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TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

Wednesday meeting: Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Carpetright; VeriFone Systems. Meetings: ECB conference on “Non-linearities in macroeconomics and finance in the light of crises”. Ind(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi addresses an ECB news conference . Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Central Bank will decide early next year whether to take further action to revive the euro zone’s economy, its president said on Thursday(...)

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, has called a snap election in the wake of figures showing  the country has tipped into recession. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap general election following the release of surprise data showing the world’s third-largest economy(...)