The US economy expanded at a 4.6 per cent rate in the second quarter.

The US economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years in the third quarter, the strongest sign yet that growth has decisively shifted into higher gear.(...)

As 2014 ends, the buy-the-dip trade continues to work its magic.Stocks soared last week after the Federal Reserve said it would be “patient” in decidi(...)

European Central Bank officials are considering ways to ensure weaker countries bear more of the risk

Low-rated bond yields fell on Friday, with Spain’s hitting record lows, after Reuters reported European Central Bank officials are considering ways to(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, will preside over increased transparency Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would start publishing accounts of its monetary policy meetings next year, a move that will raise the E(...)

The banking inquiry got underway yesterday. Former Canadian secretary general of finance Rob Wright will appear at it today.

Good morning “Patient” is the new buzzword for the US Federal Reserve in describing its approach to raising interest rates, harking back to lan(...)

A pedestrian holding his mobile phone walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo.

Japanese stocks enjoyed their best day in more than six weeks on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve expressed confidence in the economy and promis(...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

In recent months the US economy has enjoyed its best run of data since the end of the recession in 2009 as consumers start responding to a plunge in oil prices

The US Federal Reserve sent a strong signal that it expects to tighten monetary policy by the middle of 2015 as it dropped its forecast that it will k(...)

Petrol prices fell 6.6 per cent, the biggest drop since December 2008, after declining 3 per cent in October. Petrol has now declined for five straight months

US consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but this probably will not change views the(...)

Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)