The US economy pumped out a strong 295,000 net new jobs in February. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

The dollar soared and bond yields spiked as hiring by US employers surpassed Wall Street expectations and sparked heightened speculation that the Fed(...)

Yanis Varoufakis: Proposed new measures to unlock remaining bailout funds. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greece has proposed a series of new measures – including the deployment of tourists as temporary tax inspectors – in a bid to unlock remaining funds d(...)

  European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Katia Christodoulou /EPA

The euro remained anchored near an 11-year low against the dollar with the European Central Bank gearing up to launch its €1.1 trillion bond-buying pr(...)

Iseq climbs 1.1 per cent, with Aer Lingus advancing 2.2 per cent to €2.35. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer/File photo

European markets rose for a second day with the DAX index in Germany reaching a record closing level and the FTSE in London coming close to its recent(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), leaves after attending a news conference following an ECB meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus. Photograph : Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

European companies are likely to join a boom in share buybacks as central bank cash floods the economy, risking criticism that they are recycling capi(...)

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(...)

 Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (L) applauding European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (R) after his speech during a diner at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia on Wednesday. At the ECB’s Governing Council in Cyprus on Thursday it left interest rates unchanged. (Photograph: Getty Images)

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, holding them at record lows while it deploys a large scale money-printing plan a(...)

European Central Bank President (ECB) Mario Draghi delivering a speech during an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday. The ECB, meeting in Cyprus, is expected to keep rates on hold and probably lift growth forecasts to reflect a string of positive data surprises.  (Photograph: EPA)

Keen to keep a low profile over the Greek crisis, the European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects on Thursday and unveil some but n(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Investors are waiting for Thursday’s ECB meeting for details about the quantitative-easing program announced in January. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Ireland is likely to be a top beneficiary of the European Central Bank’s forthcoming €1.1trillion quantitative easing (QE) programme bond strategists(...)

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(...)