Janet Yellen, chairperson of the US Federal Reserve. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Has somebody slipped something funny into the water coolers at Dublin’s brokerages recently? Last week, Goodbody Stockbrokers got itself all tongue-ti(...)

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(...)

 A general view of Madrid’s stock market. Investors have been emboldened by the prospect of an economic recovery as the European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion quantitative easing policy suppresses borrowing costs and cheapens the single currency. Photograph:  Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Global stock markets ended the week with the S&P 500 back within striking distance of its record high, European equities at 15-year peaks and the (...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Photograph: Bloomberg

Macroeconomic risks have declined over the past year but growth in the global economy remains uneven and moderate, the managing director of the Intern(...)

The BoE said it was keeping unchanged at £375 billion the stockpile of government bonds that it acquired after the financial crisis

The Bank of England kept interest rates at their record low on Thursday as policymakers wait to see whether a tumble in inflation is short-lived or tu(...)

Motor industry figures published late on Wednesday show that the sector’s recovery is broadening to France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

World stocks marched higher again on Thursday, drawing support from European car sales and German trade data, while expectations that the first US int(...)

The Stoxx 600 climbed 1.6 per cent on Tuesday amid optimism central banks will support the global economy. The gauge has rallied 18 per cent this year amid quantitative-easing measures by the European Central Bank.

European stocks rose closer to a record as BG Group jumped after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy it. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.2 per cent to(...)

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as the dollar recovered and European shares rose, but uncertainty about the timing of a US interest rate increase kept bullion not far from a seven-week high. Photo: Bloomberg

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as the dollar recovered and European shares rose, but uncertainty about the timing of a US interest rate increase kept bul(...)

 Economists were tipping The Reserve Bank to cut the official cash rate to a record low of two per cent at it’s meeting on Tuesday, but the board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent. (Photograph: DAN HIMBRECHTS/EPA)

Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, following a positive lead from Wall Street, while the dollar held onto its gains after rebounding against the euro and y(...)

US stocks rose   as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over faltering economic growth spurred by a surprisingly weak jobs report last week. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US stocks rose in early trading yesterday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset(...)