Bank of Ireland rose by 1.5 per cent to 33 cents on a day when Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the State had no plans to sell its residual 14 per cent stake in the company. Photograph: Alan Betson  y

European stocks were little changed, posting their best monthly advance since February, even as a slump in energy companies offset a gain in travel s(...)

The European Central Bank (ECB) has declined to attend as a formal participant at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Its president, Mario Draghi, has sai(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi said some euro zone countries need to invest in other mechanisms to share the cost of shocks Photograph: Bloomberg

Failure to make economic reforms and shield weaker members could damage the “essential cohesion” of the euro zone, the head of the European Central Ba(...)

Oil slid to a four-year low amid concern Opec won’t agree to cut output. Photo: Bloomberg

Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia are expected to press the case ofor not yet cutting Opec output, despite calls from several members of the grou(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi had already opened the door to buying sovereign bonds, when he said last Friday the bank could “broaden even more the channels through which we intervene”

The European Central Bank might decide as early as the first quarter of next year whether to begin buying sovereign bonds, the bank’s vice president (...)

Mario Draghi: he  said, at the European Banking Congress, that the ECB must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Without any major advance, global markets hovered at elevated levels amid continued expectation in the investment community that European Central Ban(...)

For the first time, Spain’s benchmark borrowing costs dropped below 2 per cent, while Italian, French, Irish, Austrian and Belgian 10-year bond yields all hit record lows. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish benchmark bond yields hit another record low on a day when bond markets across Europe were setting new marks.The yield on Irish government bond(...)

 The S&P 500 advanced 1.2 per cent last week as data signaled the US economy is improving, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged to raise inflation as fast as possible and China unexpectedly cut interest rates. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US stock-index futures rose, indicating equities may extend all-time highs after a fifth week of gains, as confidence in the global economy grew amid (...)

The euro neared a two-year low against the dollar on Monday as investors bet the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy more aggressively. Photo: Bloomberg

The euro neared a two-year low against the dollar on Monday as investors bet the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy more aggressively to(...)

Liam Twomey: “It would be extremely bad manners for the ECB to refuse to attend the inquiry.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has a duty to ensure the institution appears at the Oireachtas banking inquiry, according to a seni(...)