Annual inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November.  Photo: Bloomberg

Annual inflation in Europe’s largest economy fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November, suggesting the risk of deflation in the wider (...)

Patrick Honohan said the Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original January 1st timeframe. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock, Finance Correspondent The Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original Januar(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi had already opened the door to buying sovereign bonds, when he said last Friday the bank could “broaden even more the channels through which we intervene”

The European Central Bank might decide as early as the first quarter of next year whether to begin buying sovereign bonds, the bank’s vice president (...)

Mario Draghi: he  said, at the European Banking Congress, that the ECB must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Without any major advance, global markets hovered at elevated levels amid continued expectation in the investment community that European Central Ban(...)

Irish bond yields may be at record lows, but an analysis of credit default swaps (CDS), which insure against Irish government debt default, shows that(...)

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in intensive care and on life support in an induced coma after being struck on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match. Photograph: Nick Potts/Pa

Cricket helmet manufacturers are doing all they can to prevent head injuries in the sport, according to a former player who now works as a leading (...)

After European Central Bank president Mario Draghi promised last Friday to use whatever means necessary to raise inflation, investors bet that the ECB would soon unveil new measures, possibly including government bond purchases. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.6 per cent as most euro zone markets advanced on expectations of more monetary stimulus. After European Central Ba(...)

European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The EU Commission and European Central Bank have told the Government that “important challenges” remain to be overcome even as the economic recovery broadens

The EU Commission and European Central Bank have told the Government that “important challenges” remain to be overcome even as the economic recovery b(...)

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), says it must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden asset-purchase program if needed. Photograph: EPA

Mario Draghi said the European Central Bank must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that(...)

Kevin Pietersen: “We need to encourage people of all ages to take part. #ILoveCricket.” Photograph: Paul Thomas/Pa

Former England star Kevin Pietersen has offered to participate in school cricket coaching after expressing disappointment in falling participation (...)