Weaker rate of expansion in France seen as big disappointment Photograph: Getty

Euro zone private sector business growth was weaker than forecast this month on slowing new orders in the region, dragged down largely by faltering ac(...)

David Duffy, AIB chief executive officer,  speaking to Conor Lenihan before addressing the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform at the Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chief executive of AIB David Duffy and other senior executives at the bank were grilled for more than two hours by the Oireachtas Finance Committe(...)

Head of AIB Daid Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee hearing that if market conditions and the bank’s costs of funding continue to improve it will be in a position to cut its SVR rates.

Almost 150,000 AIB customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages are in line for an interest rate cut within weeks, the bank’ chief executive, David(...)

Greek myths: A sixth myth is that if Greece defaults, it would have to create a new currency and so leave the eurozone.

The Greek epic continues. It will not end well if the people involved do not recognise they are clinging on to myths. Here are six, each of which pose(...)

Alexis Tsipras met the head of Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom on Tuesday amid signs a commitment to building a joint pipeline between the Black Sea and Greece may be in the offing. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to discuss the escalating Greek standoff with German chancellor Angela Merkel tomorrow in Brussels, ah(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi holds a press conference at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings in Washington.

The euro fell across the board on Tuesday, as details emerged on a European Central Bank proposal to increase the insurance it would demand in return (...)

The euro has tumbled towards parity with the dollar and bond yields across the region have sunk to the lowest in history

Central banks keen to steer clear of negative-yielding assets in a rapidly depreciating currency could cut the foreign exchange reserves they hold in (...)

 Tánaiste  Joan  Burton: said measures to penalise lenders, including hiking the levy were “a possibility”. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Plans under consideration by Government to financially penalise banks which do not lower the variable interest rates offered to mortgage customers ar(...)

European Union (EU) flags fly outside the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt.  Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Consumer prices in the euro zone rose for the second straight month in March, not enough to pull annual inflation out of negative territory but anothe(...)

In early trade Germany’s 10-year yield was down almost a basis point at a new low of 0.087 per cent

Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfil its €1 trillion euro bond-b(...)