An Athens’ metro construction worker places reinforcement bars at the Agia Varvara worksite in eastern Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greece’s economy should grow 0.7 per cent this year, pulling clear of a six-year recession, but its soaring unemployment rate is likely to drop less t(...)

A long line of jobseekers prepare to enter a Labour Force Employment Organisation (OAED) job centre soon after opening in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

Greece's unemployment rate dipped marginally in December but still hovered around record highs, according to figures released today, as its lab(...)

A woman distributes warm clothes to protesters at Independance Square in Kiev today. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters.

Thousands of Ukrainian protesters have besieged government buildings in Kiev calling for the removal of the government as anger over a decision to dit(...)

Credit Suisse: plans to   separate its domestic operations from its more risky investment banking business, as part of post credit-crunch efforts to insulate Swiss taxpayers from costly bank bailouts.

Credit Suisse has set out plans to separate its domestic operations from its more risky investment banking business, as part of post credit-crunch eff(...)

The Allied in Allied Irish Bank alludes to the nature of its creation in 1966

There is an old-fashioned night safe outside my local AIB branch, inscribed, rather nicely, with the words “Royal Bank of Ireland”. Almost half a a ce(...)

The former HMV on Grafton Street is to house fashion retailer Massimo Dutti, whose elegant and classic designs are for daily and formal wear.

Dublin’s Grafton Street is to get a boost with the decision by the world’s biggest clothing group, Spain’s Inditex, to open a Massimo Dutti store in t(...)

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda has launched a monetary policy revolution. He has ended two decades of caution, during which the bank declared itself helpless to end deflation.

Haruhiko Kuroda, the new governor of the Bank of Japan, has launched a monetary policy revolution. He has ended two decades of caution, during (...)