Fast-growing medical devices, pharmaceutical, and computer software sectors are expected to drive most of the growth during the year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Exports from indigenous businesses and multinationals are expected to exceed €207 billion this year, compared with €190 billion last year, based on(...)

Investec, which posted a 10 per cent gain in annual profit as bad loans fell, expects a further improvement in writedowns as the UK economy strengthen(...)

Marc Bolland has pushed through a number of much-needed changes at the retailer, including revamping the stores and improving its fashion ranges. Photograph: Getty Images

Hang out the bunting! Pop the champagne corks! Marks & Spencer is about to report its first increase in annual profits in four years.Chief executi(...)

Prime minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU and then hold the referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to stay in the region or leave. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A number of banks have put off possible investments in Britain until after a referendum on its future in the European Union, a lobby group said on Tue(...)

The BoE regularly changes who appears on British banknotes. In 2012, there was controversy when the choice of Winston Churchill to succeed 19th century social reformer Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note meant future notes would depict no women other than the current monarch Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The British public will for the first time be able to help decide which historic figure - in this case a creative one - appears on the next version o(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne described the annual fall in consumer prices as “good news for family budgets” and said it should not be mistaken for “damaging deflation.”(Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Britain’s inflation rate unexpectedly fell below zero for the first time in more than half a century, as the drop in food and energy prices depressed(...)

Deutsche Bank is studying the potential impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union on the firm’s business in the country and weighing options th(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: what he actually said was much more nuanced than the headlines suggested. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Immigration did not play as large a part as expected in the UK general election but it is an issue that is unlikely to go away, either in the UK or ma(...)

Flour power: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with presenter Alan Hughes and baker Catherine Leyden on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Photgraph: Brian McEvoy
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Image of the week: Breakfast with Enda It was off to Ballymount this week for Enda Kenny, who dropped into TV3’s Ireland AM for the first time (...)

Mark Carney did not comment specifically on the best date for the referendum Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Bank of England governor Mark Carney indicated he’s in favour of UK prime minister David Cameron holding an early referendum on the UK’s European Unio(...)