German chancellor Angela Merkel  speaks with German minister for economy Sigmar Gabriel  during an hour of remembrance in the Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

German imports climbed more sharply than exports in March and industrial output dipped, suggesting that Europe’s largest economy might have grown less(...)

Dublin 1 saw the largest amount of activity in Q1 2015 by postcode with 91,526sq ft transacted - up from 50,871sq ft in 2014. Strong letting activity in the IFSC, at 72,975sq ft, was behind this robust performance

The latest Dublin office market research shows take-up in the first quarter of 2015 was down 30 per cent on Q1 2014.However, Knight Frank in its Dubl(...)

The stock has climbed 31 per cent this year, valuing the company at €114 billion. Picture: Getty Images.

Volkswagen’s first-quarter operating profit jumped 17 per cent, beating analysts’ predictions on growth at the Audi and Porsche luxury-car divisions a(...)

Commerzbank shares lost 4 per cent in early trading on Tuesday after Germany’s second-biggest lender sold new shares equal to 10 per cent of its equit(...)

With recent data pointing to a economic turnaround, some financial market traders are already asking when and how the ECB might start scaling down its stimulus

European Central Bank policymakers gathering on Wednesday will examine possible further emergency funding for Greece’s banks as they take stock of a w(...)

German 10-year yields were 3 basis points lower at 0.158 per cent, close to a record low of 0.152 perc ent hit last week

Nervous investors drove safe-haven German Bund yields close to record lows on Wednesday, amid concern over Greece’s ability to resolve its debt crisis(...)

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(...)