ECB president Mario Draghi said the bond-buying programme will commence on March 9th

The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next. Presid(...)

Markit said the surveys pointed to first quarter GDP growth of 0.3 percent, the same as at the tail-end of 2014

Price cutting and a weaker currency helped euro zone business activity accelerate in February, according to surveys published just before the European(...)

Trader Fred DeMarco watches a screen as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: The longer you hold equities, the greater your chances of a decent return. But how long is necessary? Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

After a 15-year wait, the FTSE 100 finally hit fresh all-time highs last week, a milestone that appears to have catalysed confusion on a grand scale.“(...)

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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan would get a budget boost from the programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

A massive programme of government bond purchases by euro zone central banks will get under way next month, with the Central Bank of Ireland set to b(...)

Data released by the ECB on Thursday showed the overall level of lending to households and firms in the euro zone fell by 0.1 per cent in January

Bank lending in the euro zone fell slightly in January but at a slower pace than a month earlier, suggesting the economy may be turning a corner as co(...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)

The Bundestag is expected to vote on the extension of the Greek loan programme on Friday after the eurogroup yesterday approved reform measures propo(...)

A man takes a photo of the new 20 euro note during its presentation. ECB President Mario Draghi during the presentation signed the over-sized sample of the note that shows a new design and includes additional security features. It will be in  circulation from 25th November 2015. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today unveiled the new €20 note which is set to go into circulation in November.The new design will include improv(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said Europe and Greece had “turned a page” with the agreement. Photograph: Yves Herman

Greece has signed up to a provisional agreement that will pave way for an extension of its bailout programme until June, breaking weeks of deadlock be(...)