Oil prices fell on Friday, pushing benchmark North Sea Brent crude down towards $50 a barrel. Photo: Bloomberg

Oil prices fell on Friday, pushing benchmark North Sea Brent crude down towards $50 a barrel, after a cut in European growth forecasts heightened worr(...)

European shares retreated on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with investors focusing on a US jobs report for hints about the timing of an expected interest rate rise in the United States. Photo: Reuters

European shares retreated on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with investors focusing on a US jobs report for hints about the timing(...)

Two-thirds of the way through the financial year the performance of the Irish economy has surpassed expectations – both of the Government and of econo(...)

 Bank of England governor Mark Carney who has claimed China’s economic problems are “unlikely” to derail plans to raise interest rates in the UK. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

It’s less than a week after Mark Carney said early 2016 remains a possibility for raising interest rates, and yet the pound is suffering its longest s(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi.

The European Central Bank left interest rates at record lows, shifting the focus to president Mario Draghi’s press conference for clues on whether he (...)

European equities gave up early gains, with commodities stocks the hardest hit, as US crude fell more than $1 to $44.39 a barrel. Photo: Getty Images

Fresh government intervention to support China’s jittery markets and bets on a more dovish stance from central bankers provided limited respite from a(...)

Brian Hayes: had suggested to Marco Buti that the ECB could use its asset-backed securities programme as a vehicle to take tracker loans from the Irish banks onto its books

Squeezing mortgage interest rates through “political pressure” could undermine the progress made by Ireland towards “healing the domestic financial sy(...)

Traders at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years on Monday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)

Annual inflation in the euro zone was the same in August as in July, defying economists’ expectations of a slowdown. Photo: Bloomberg

Annual inflation in the euro zone was the same in August as in July, defying economists’ expectations of a slowdown, as rising prices of unprocessed f(...)

Global financial markets looked set for another rough week on Monday, with stocks and commodities falling.

Global financial markets looked set for another rough week on Monday, with stocks and commodities falling ahead of data that could give clues on when (...)