MEPS have told Mario Draghi that Irish banks are overcharging their customers. Photograph: EPA

Irish MEPs have written to European Central Bank president Mario Draghi urging the ECB chief to open an investigation into Irish variable mortgage rat(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. A pause in ECB policy may hand the Federal Reserve chair an opportunity to raise interest rates in coming months, by reducing the risk of a sharp rally in the dollar if the policies of the two central banks conspicuously diverged. (Photograph:  Ralph Orlowski/Reuters)

Mario Draghi has opened a door. Janet Yellen has to decide whether she wants to walk through. The European Central Bank president signaled last week(...)

Wall Street stocks were little changed on Thursday evening after a raft of mixed quarterly earnings and the slide in oil prices kept investors on the sidelines.

European shares fell slightly on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged, with Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and Fren(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi attends a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany on Thursday. Photograph; Reuters

The European Central Bank said it plans to start buying corporate bonds in June as it unveiled more details of its purchase programme.The bank will st(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

ECB president Mario Draghi is likely to drive home the case for ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday, hitting back at a barrage of criticism in Ger(...)

China concerns also resurfaced as Shanghai stocks slid 3.8 per cent

Stocks fell around the world on Wednesday as the price of crude declined after a strike by Kuwaiti oil workers ended. Brent and US crude oil futures(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). In a world of negative rates, he currently charges 0.4 per cent on the euros deposited by banks in his coffers overnight. (Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

Japanese families seem to have a sudden affinity for home safes. According to the Tokyo-based manufacturer Eiko, shipments have doubled since last fa(...)

The effect of the Dow reaching a nine-month high created a buying trend that helped lift the Nikkei on Tuesday. (Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Asian share markets rose to five-month highs on Tuesday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street after a strike in Kuwait helped pull crude oil pr(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi speaks after the governing council’s March 10th meeting Photograph: Bloomberg

European Central Bank officials in March discussed a larger rate cut and exempting some deposits from negative rates amid growing concern about the i(...)

Healthcare stocks were the top sectoral gainers for a second session with a rise of 1.2 per cent after the termination of the mega Pfizer/Allergan merger.

European shares were slightly higher on Thursday with gains in healthcare and oil stocks only in part offset by some stocks such as Daimler going ex-d(...)