The €4 billion raised last week added to the just over €11 billion in cash held by the NTMA on behalf of the State at the end of 2014.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Treasury Management Agency plans to hold bond auctions in February and March as part of its plan to raise between €12 billion and €15 bil(...)

It is understood that the bond offering could be launched and priced as early as today. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Treasury Management Agency is planning to raise between €3 billion and €4 billion this week as part of a syndicated bond transaction. T(...)

Unemployment in the Republic could fall to 9.7 per cent in 2016 from 11.2 per cent this year, analysts with ratings agency Standard & Poor’s have said. Photograph: Frank Miller

Unemployment could slip below 10 per cent within the next two years on the back of continued growth, according to an assessment of the Republic’s e(...)

Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo against corruption and the government of president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Bosco Martin/EPA

Public prosecutors in Brazil have charged 36 people, including top executives from some of the country’s leading civil engineering companies, with inv(...)

A fruit vendor  at a Cairo market. Government interventions aim to improve life for Egyptians. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images

The Egyptian economy has begun to show signs of recovery from the turmoil that followed the 2011 ousting of then president Hosni Mubarak during the Ar(...)

Tesco cut its profit forecast for the fourth time in five months on Tuesday after failing to adapt to changes in the market. It has also admitted overstating profits by £263 million

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said it may downgrade Tesco’s credit rating after its latest profit warning, moving the grocer closer to losin(...)

Europe’s banking health check has shown countries and lenders are implementing global capital rules at vastly different speeds, and 36 companies would(...)

Dave Lewis, chief executive of the British grocery chain Tesco, said yesterday that he isn’t working on a rights offering to boost the company’s equity base.  shoppers. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Yesterday, Dave Lewis, chief executive of the British grocery chain Tesco, said he isn’t working on a rights offering to boost the company’s equity ba(...)

Tuesday’s Budget was a “missed opportunity” Moody’s has said. .Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Budget 2015 represents a “missed opportunity” for the country to further reduce its elevated debt levels and leaves the Irish economy “more vulnerable(...)

Euro zone inflation slowed further in September on falling prices of unprocessed food and energy, a first estimate showed today, sending the euro low(...)