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(...)

The gain in manufacturing and utilities combined to lift overall industrial production by 1.3 per cent in November, the largest gain since May 2010

US manufacturing output recorded its largest increase in nine months in November as production expanded across the board, pointing to underlying stren(...)

The disconnect between the US Federal Reserve and the international bond markets could lead to one of the biggest sell-offs in bonds for a long time fund managers fear. (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

There is a big disconnect between the US Federal Reserve and the international bond markets. It is a disconnect that could lead to one of the biggest(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Photograph: Reuters

US stocks fell today, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its first weekly decline in eight, following a further drop in oil prices and dis(...)

The fall in oil prices could represent the equivalent of a trillion-dollar tax cut for the global economy. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

As recently as August, barely four months ago, it was possible to describe Ireland’s economic recovery as “tentative”. Two pieces by this columnist – (...)

A broad measure of joblessness that includes people who want to work but have given up searching and those working part-time because they cannot find full-time employment fell to a fresh six-year low of 11.4 per cent in October

US employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wages increased, a sign of strength in the economy that could d(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi addresses an ECB news conference . Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Central Bank will decide early next year whether to take further action to revive the euro zone’s economy, its president said on Thursday(...)