The annual rate of inflation in the 19-nation bloc climbed to minus 0.1 per cent from minus 0.3 per cent in February. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A slump in euro-area consumer prices eased in March, offering respite to the European Central Bank after it ramped up stimulus to fend off a deflation(...)

 Number 1, Harbourmaster Place, Dublin was originally bought for around €26 million.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another of the original tax-driven office buildings in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre has been sold in an off-market deal. Business(...)

German bank Commerzbank agreed to pay $1.45 billion to settle multiple US investigations. Photo: Bloomberg

Commerzbank agreed to pay $1.45 billion to settle multiple US investigations, closing the door on half a decade of legal woes over claims of sanctions(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney (above) said on Tuesday  it would be “extremely foolish” to use more monetary stimulus to fight a temporary plunge in UK inflation caused by declining oil prices. The Bank of England has previously said it expects its next policy move to be a hike in interest rates from their current historic lows, which investors are betting will come early next year. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sterling hit a seven-year high against the euro on Tuesday as traders bet on a divergent monetary policy path between the euro zone, where a €1.1 tril(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Investors are waiting for Thursday’s ECB meeting for details about the quantitative-easing program announced in January. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Ireland is likely to be a top beneficiary of the European Central Bank’s forthcoming €1.1trillion quantitative easing (QE) programme bond strategists(...)

 Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest lender, said fourth-quarter profit rose as provisions for risky loans fell. Photo: Bloomberg

Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest lender, said fourth-quarter profit rose as provisions for risky loans fell. Net income increased to €77 million (...)

The availability of prime office space across Dublin decreased by more than 40 per cent in the past 12 months

The latest Dublin Office Market Review and Outlook 2015 from JLL predicts another strong year ahead for the sector after a “phenomenal 2014” where ren(...)

3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre: the two investments form part of a complex of six buildings.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Standard Life has re-entered the Dublin office investment market with the purchase of two buildings at 3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s Interna(...)

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, waves to supporters as he arrives at Athens University following his election victory in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. Tsipras said that Greece’s era of bowing to international creditors is over, as he celebrated his party’s victory in Greek elections dominated by a public backlash against years of budget cuts. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

After five years of relentless belt- tightening, Greeks have said enough. It’s now up to the country’s euro-area peers to decide how to respond to the(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio (left) leave after addressing an ECB news conference in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Businesses across Asia and Europe have slashed prices at the start of the year to drum up trade, surveys showed on Friday, a day after the European Ce(...)