A bid from the Willie Walsh led International Airlines Group for Aer Lingus is not off the table, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said Wednesday morning (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg)

A bid from the Willie Walsh led International Airlines Group for Aer Lingus is not off the table, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said Wednesday m(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday. Yellen said inflation and wage growth remain too low even as the job market improves, and she signaled that a change in the Fed’s guidance on interest rates won’t lock it into a timetable for tightening. (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Ireland’s 10-year government bond fell below 1 per cent on Wednesday morning, the first time the country’s cost of funding has fallen below the 1 p(...)

 Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Rederal Reserve: she urged investors not to assume that the central bank will follow a predictable pattern if it drops its pledge to be “patient” before raising rates. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Janet Yellen kept the US Federal Reserve’s options open on its interest rates tightening policy, urging investors not to assume that the central bank (...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, is to face pointed questions on rate hike timing.

US stocks rose to records after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified that inflation and wage growth remain too low for the central bank to ra(...)

Technology stocks have motored higher in 2015, driving the Nasdaq close to 2000’s all-time high, which was at the very height of dotcom mania. Are thi(...)

Ryanair put in another strong performance, on back of steady volumes, closing the day 29 cent or 3.3 per cent up at €9.96 following a sector-wide trend. Photograph: Robin Townsend/EPA

Stock markets around the world clung to modest gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a(...)

The Federal Reserve Building in Washington: many officials said they feared a “premature” rise in rates could dampen the apparently solid economic growth and labour market recovery. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

Many United States Federal Reserve members are inclined to keep interest rates low for longer, according to minutes of their January meeting which und(...)

At the very least US spenders will, once again, have to pull not only their own economy, but much of the rest of the world. Photograph: Michael McCloskey

Why is the dollar so strong? It has soared 25 per cent on a real trade-weighted basis in the past four years, evoking memories of ascents in the early(...)

The European Central Bank’s “quantitative easing” policy means historically low borrowing costs. (Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Falls in European interest rates into negative territory could profoundly affect the workings of the financial system and there is little chance of b(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid /Reuters

European stocks dipped and low-rated bond yields rose on Monday after dismal Chinese trade data and signs of increasingly fraught relations between Gr(...)