An electronic screen displays Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), as he speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Private-sector growth in the euro area slowed to the weakest in almost a year as volatility in financial markets highlighted risks to economic growth,(...)

 Investors observe the stock market at an exchange hall  in Beijing, China. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

China’s stock market trade opened 2016 with a gruesome flashback to the summer slide in equities that prompted palpitations among regulators, a spate (...)

An employee tests the cameras of OnePlus X smartphones at the OnePlus manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s first official economic report of the year suggested manufacturing weakened for a fifth straight month in December, the longest such streak si(...)

Bank of England policymakers are expected to keep interest rates at record lows, but the decision comes as the US Federal Reserve is poised to make it(...)

Manufacturing in the euro area unexpectedly accelerated in October as German companies fared better than initially reported, according to Markit Econo(...)

Employees of French carmaker Renault work on the Clio RS assembly line at Renault factory in Dieppe

Euro zone business activity picked up more than expected in October as new work for services companies flooded in at the fastest rate since April, but(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An initially positive start to the quarter for stocks in Europe and the United States fizzled out as a mostly disappointing batch of economic reports (...)

A worker assembles stand mixers on the production line at the Whirlpool . Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Ireland’s manufacturing sector is continuing to expand with exporters benefiting from a weak euro. Investec’s latest manufacturing purchasing manager(...)

The Irish manufacturing sector expanded at its slowest rate in 18 months in August as demand for new orders at home and abroad softened, a survey sho(...)

Growth of Irish consumer spending quickened again in July

Consumer spending rose to 6.1 per cent in the year to July, up from 5.6 per cent in June and the strongest expansion since last September, according t(...)