A board showing currency exchange rates in Almaty, Kazakhstan: the 22 per cent drop in Kazakhstan’s currency has reminded traders of what happened next when the Thai Baht devalued in the late 1990s. Photograph: Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters

Is another crisis in the offing or is it just an August wobble? One of the fears stalking global markets is the idea that every country wants a weaker(...)

American hedge fund billionaire Stanley “Stan” Druckenmiller: Through his investment vehicle Duquesne, he has invested some $324 million in gold via an exchange traded fund. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images
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The numbers 4 :   Number of times that lightning struck a Google data centre in Belgium, according to the company, resulting in the p(...)

Around half of British households expect the Bank of England to hike interest rates in the next six months, up sharply since July even though they hav(...)

Dermot O’Leary estimates exports will account for 1.6 percentage points of the total growth this year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stockbroking firm Goodbody expects the Republic’s economy to grow by 5.5 per cent this year, ahead of the 4.3 per cent it previously forecast. Goodbod(...)

Tony Pidgley: left home at the age of 15, barely able to read or write, bought a lorry and went into business for himself. Now Pidgley looks set to enter the City record books by sharing in one of the biggest- ever boardroom bonanzas – a bonus scheme by housebuilder Berkeley Group

Tony Pidgley’s life reads like a feel-good film script. Born to a single mother in Surrey in 1947, he ended up in a Barnardos home and at the age of f(...)

The Bank of Ireland raised its forecasts for Britain’s overall economic growth this year to 2.8 per cent. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

One of the Bank of England’s top policymakers has voted to start raising interest rates, but his other colleagues appeared in no rush to do so and for(...)

Building materials group CRH climbed 1.4 per cent to €26.88, boosted by data that showed a 26 per cent jump in the value of US highway contracts awarded last month

Falls for technology and mining stocks dragged equity markets lower yesterday, with the FTSE in London posting the biggest slide among western Europe(...)

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(...)