Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday. Yellen said inflation and wage growth remain too low even as the job market improves, and she signaled that a change in the Fed’s guidance on interest rates won’t lock it into a timetable for tightening. (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Ireland’s 10-year government bond fell below 1 per cent on Wednesday morning, the first time the country’s cost of funding has fallen below the 1 p(...)

 Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Rederal Reserve: she urged investors not to assume that the central bank will follow a predictable pattern if it drops its pledge to be “patient” before raising rates. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Janet Yellen kept the US Federal Reserve’s options open on its interest rates tightening policy, urging investors not to assume that the central bank (...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, is to face pointed questions on rate hike timing.

US stocks rose to records after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified that inflation and wage growth remain too low for the central bank to ra(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: the way forward, she insisted,  was a return to frugality. Photograph: Fritz Reiss/AP

Many economists, including US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen, view global economic troubles since 2008 largely as a story about “deleveraging(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen:  confirmed last October that the central bank would conclude its quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Every month from November 2008 until this month, the US Federal Reserve has been generating substantial sums of electronic cash during its various qua(...)

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen: almost certain to raise US  interest rates in summer or autumn. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

It is now clearly a question of when, rather than if, US interest rates will go up this year. Jobs figures published yesterday, showing a higher than (...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: gave strong hints that the Bank of England could increase interest rates from their record lows sooner than expected. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The ECB has done its part – now it’s up for countries to implement structural reforms. That was the message from Benoît Cœuré, a senior ECB figure,(...)

President of Goldman Sachs,  Gary  Cohn,  at Davos: “What I am concerned about is the ability of the US to raise rates with what’s going on with the rest of the world.”  Photograph: Bloomberg

Wall Street executives said the US Federal Reserve’s ability to raise interest rates will be restrained by weak economic growth abroad and slow inflat(...)

As 2014 ends, the buy-the-dip trade continues to work its magic.Stocks soared last week after the Federal Reserve said it would be “patient” in decidi(...)