A customer exits a Landsbankinn HF bank branch in Reykjavik. Photograph: Arnaldur Halldorsson

The Government is exceedingly pleased with itself after repaying €9 billion of the €22.5 billion IMF debt a few days ago, representing almost 40 per c(...)

Treasury Building: agency indicated  holders of the bond due in April 2016 may be offered an opportunity to switch  investment into longer-dated bonds. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Treasury Management Agency is advancing plans to step up the sale of new debt next year, with up to €15 billion in long-term bond sale(...)

Caelum Developments, the international property development outfit run by the Sharkey family, has apparently appointed a contractor to carry out work (...)

Former director general of the Canadian department of finance Rob Wright told the banking inquiry he produced report on the Department of Finance which noted risks caused by government policy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Had advice from the Department of Finance on controlling overheating in the economy “been embraced”, it could have “helped facilitate the chance of a (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the new NTMA board would continue to oversee attempts to reduce the national debt to below 100 per cent of GDP by 2018

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed the early repayment of €9 billion of IMF loans that is expected to result in a saving of (...)

Mario Draghi has written to the inquiry to say the ECB will not participate. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Full text of letter from ECB president Mario Draghi to Ciaran Lynch, chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis:Frankfurt, 15 Decemb(...)

A lawyer throws a civil code book as justice officials demonstrate to protest against the new ‘loi Macron’ in Paris. The economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has made proposals that aim to free up France’s notoriously inflexible labour rules and regulations. Photograph: AP Photo/Francois Mori

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron’s “Law on Growth and Activity,” which was presented in cabinet on December 10th, deals with so many elements o(...)

A fruit vendor  at a Cairo market. Government interventions aim to improve life for Egyptians. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images

The Egyptian economy has begun to show signs of recovery from the turmoil that followed the 2011 ousting of then president Hosni Mubarak during the Ar(...)

Greece’s finance minister Gikas Hardouvelis and European economic and financial affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Brussels: tensions that  have been simmering in Greece over its imminent bailout exit erupted this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As Irish citizens took to the streets to protest against austerity measures imposed in part by the troika, another bailout country re-emerged onto the(...)

BMW Group rose 1.1 per cent after saying deliveries of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars rose 7.6 per cent in November to 188,342

European equity indexes staged a modest rebound on Wednesday, led by German stocks after a strong update from BMW, although worries about Greece cappe(...)