Michael Hasenstab said it is ‘heartening’ to see Irish sacrificies paying off

Franklin Templeton’s Michael Hasenstab, who made billions of dollars investing in Irish bonds, continued to cut his holdings of Irish debt in the fir(...)

European Union (EU) flags fly outside the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt.  Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Consumer prices in the euro zone rose for the second straight month in March, not enough to pull annual inflation out of negative territory but anothe(...)

In early trade Germany’s 10-year yield was down almost a basis point at a new low of 0.087 per cent

Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfil its €1 trillion euro bond-b(...)

The closely watched Survey of Professional Forecasters upgraded forecasts for economic growth in the coming three years

Economists and other experts surveyed by the European Central Bank pared back their predictions on Thursday for inflation to just above zero for this (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Greece’s European creditors intensified pressure on the indebted nation yesterday, warning the Greek government that a deal is unlikely at next week(...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said quantitative easing will continue until there’s sustained improvement in inflation. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Iseq in Dublin advanced by 1 per cent yesterday while UK stocks climbed to a 2008 high. The FTSE 100 in London added 0.3 per cent, as did the bro(...)

A woman disrupts a press conference by Mario Draghi (centre), president of the European Central Bank  following a meeting of the Governing Council  in Frankfurt. Photograph: Daniel Roland/Getty Images 0:37

A woman protesting against European Central Bank policy leapt onto a desk in front of ECB president Mario Draghi on Wednesday as he spoke at a news co(...)

 Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB) during a press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council in Frankfurt . Photograph: Daniel Rolanddaniel

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, holding them at record lows as its money-printing scheme shows early signs of pe(...)

With recent data pointing to a economic turnaround, some financial market traders are already asking when and how the ECB might start scaling down its stimulus

European Central Bank policymakers gathering on Wednesday will examine possible further emergency funding for Greece’s banks as they take stock of a w(...)

‘Maybe your first in philosophy led to a first-class position cleaning cars, or your master’s in Anglo-Irish literature landed a day job in sorting fish.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Are you one of the many Irish workers who are overeducated for their jobs? One in three of us is, according to new research.Maybe your first in philos(...)