Michael Noonan and Spain’s Luis de Guindos talking at a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday.  Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he now expects the European Commission to deliver its verdict on its ongoing investigation into Ireland’s(...)

Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, on Monday. Stocks across Asia and Europe were down in the first day of trading after the Paris terrorist attacks which left about 130 people dead. Photograph: EPA

European shares were steady on Monday, supported by gains in the energy sector that helped offset a slump in travel stocks following Friday’s attacks (...)

Eurogroup president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem arriving for a Eurogroup finance ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand

Euro zone finance ministers have withheld a €2 billion loan disbursement due to Greece, though they signalled the money could be unlocked early next w(...)

Nationalised Dutch bank ABN Amro is seeking to lure private investors after posting its most profitable quarter since it was reinvented in 2010. (Photograph: Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

ABN Amro, the nationalised Dutch lender, plans to sell shares in an initial public offering in Amsterdam as soon as the fourth quarter, seven years a(...)

Michael Noonan at the start of the Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the European Convention Centre in Luxembourg. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The European Commission sounded an early warning to member states about their responsibilities under Stability and Growth Pact rules, as it advised S(...)

Alexis Tsipras, who has resigned as Greek prime minister, with new caretaker prime minister Vassiliki Thanou. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov

Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party will emerge as the biggest party in next month’s election but without the majority (...)

 IMF chief Christine  Lagarde on Friday night said in a statement: “I remain firmly of the view that Greece’s debt has become unsustainable and that Greece cannot restore debt sustainability solely through actions on its own.” File photograph: Stephen Jaffe/EPA

Greece’s debt remains unsustainable, the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Friday night as euro zone finance ministers approved(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has proposed pruning and reordering the competences of the European Commission in light of its euro crisis r(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, Luxembourg’s finance minister Pierre Gramegna and eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem: forgiveness of debt has been a great boon to Germany. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

For most of human history the moral opprobrium associated with credit was attached to the lender, not the borrower. Aristotle and Plato poured scorn o(...)

Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, Dutch Finance Minister , President of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan and French finance minister Michel Sapin at the start of a special Eurogroup Finance ministers meeting on Greek crisis at EU council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

There will be no immediate budgetary implications for Ireland if a third bailout for Greece is agreed, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. (...)