Land Rover   manufacturing plant in Solihull, UK : Manufacturing in Britain shrank by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter, the sector’s worst performance since early 2013. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The road to economic recovery has been long and hard. Now, finally, Britain’s gross domestic product per head of population has returned to levels las(...)

Britain posted the smallest budget deficit for any June since 2008 as tax revenues from personal incomes and corporate profits surged. Net borrowing (...)

Permanent TSB was the star performer on the Dublin market yesterday, closing up 4.8 per cent at €5.31 with 2.5 million shares changing hands.

European stocks were little changed, posting their longest winning streak since January, amid mixed earnings reports from Ericsson and Volvo. The S(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: said any increases in the cost of borrowing will be limited and gradual. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Bank of England’s governor says a rise in UK interest rates from their historical low is getting closer but that any increases in the cost of borr(...)

Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)

Exchange-traded funds are similar to ordinary funds in that they provide access to a basket of stocks. However, they trade like stocks and can be bought and sold throughout the trading day. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have democratised the investment world, offering ordinary investors low-cost access to asset classes that were previously(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons following the Greek referendum vote to reject the austerity terms demanded by its international creditors.  Photograph: PA Wire

Euro zone countries, such as Ireland, who had to impose major spending cuts, will find it difficult to understand if Greece is now allowed to escap(...)

Bank Of England governor Mark Carney: “Britain’s attitude to this developing crisis is clear: we hope for the best; but we prepare for the worst.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The European Union has built up “quite strong” defences over the last few years to guard against the danger of contagion from the Greek crisis, the Go(...)

Mark Carney, chairman of the Financial Stability Board. Photograph:  Michael Buholzer/Reuters.

The Financial Stability Board, the global regulator chaired by Mark Carney, is considering adapting its proposed too-big-to-fail bank fix in response (...)

Chancellor George Osborne, never one to let some good data pass unremarked, yesterday welcomed what he called a “powerful mix” of low prices and rising wages

If you blinked, you’ll have missed it: the UK’s brief descent into deflation has ended, with official figures yesterday showing the cost of living cre(...)