China’s economic growth fell to 6.9 per cent for 2015, the slowest rate in 25 years

Kyle Bass, the American hedge fund manager who correctly called the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, believes China is heading for financial chaos becau(...)

Germany’s economic upswing is key for the continuation of the euro-area recovery amid slower global growth.

Germany’s economy sustained its momentum at the end of 2015, showing resilience amid an emerging market slowdown that’s heightened concerns about glob(...)

In a worrying sign that Europe’s debt problems could reappear, the Portuguese 10-year bond yield surged above 4 per cent for the first time since 2014.

Asian shares fell for a sixth straight session on Friday as concerns about the health of European banks further threatened a global economy already un(...)

The EU report says online selling may have the capacity to reduce the harm caused by drugs as the quality may be better and they are less prone to contamination

Online drug dealing has the capacity to reduce harm for users due to the higher quality of substances sold and less violence associated with criminal (...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term, setting in train her unopposed re-appointment. M(...)

As part of the friendship series running in The Irish Times this week, we asked Generation Emigration readers to submit their friendship stories. Bel(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin. The head of  the state-controlled oil company told an energy conference  the world’s top producers would not give ground. Photograph: Reuters

The most powerful figure in Russia’s oil industry yesterday signalled his steadfast opposition to combining with Opec to reverse the crude price rout (...)

A weaker euro as well as booming demand for champagne and cognac helped the French drinks industry. Photograph: Getty Images

French wine and spirits exporters toasted a record value of overseas sales last year – thanks to a weaker euro, as well as booming demand for champagn(...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen:   cautious assessment and emphasis on global risks marked a contrast to the more optimistic tone in December, when she hailed the Fed’s decision to raise rates. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Persistent global market turbulence could set back US growth and slow the pace of corporate hiring, the Federal Reserve chairwoman told Congress yest(...)

Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington’s resolve clear not just to Pyongyang, but to the United Nations and other governments

The US Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, a(...)