On the secondary bond market the yields on 10 year Greek bonds have risen to over 7 per cent in the wake of yesterday’s Eurogroup meeting. Photograph: SIMELA PANTZARTZI/EPA

Volatility on Irish bonds was the highest in the euro area today, followed by those of Portugal and Greece, according to measures of 10-year debt, the(...)

A broker looks at his screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany today. The stock index DAX fell under 8500 points. (Photograph: Michael Probst/AP)

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan (...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Euro zone bond yields held near record lows today as Standard & Poor’s credit rating downgrade of Finland and its cut in France’s outlook to negat(...)

ECB president Draghi repeated he’s ready to expand the bank’s balance sheet by as much as €1 trillion to beat back the threat of deflation.

Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann are clashing anew over how much more stimulus the ailing euro-area economy needs from the European Central Bank. As Eur(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: dismissed suggestions Berlin had come under pressure to shift its economic course as “spin doctoring”.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble put on a brave face at the end of IMF meetings in Washington this weekend, dismissing suggestions Berlin ha(...)

‘Solidarity is not a one-way street” was the stern reminder from Germany’s deputy finance minister, Steffen Kampeter, when the Bundestag approved Irel(...)

Sign of the times: Ajai Chopra of the IMF on his way to the Central Bank of Ireland in November 2010. Photogrpah: Peter Morrison/AP

When the International Monetary Fund came to Dublin in 2010, it had an interloper in its ranks. Hanging back a little, Liaquat Ahamed blended in ea(...)

Index heavyweight CRH was down 2.5 per cent at €16.435. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

European stocks fell, completing their biggest weekly drop since May 2012, amid concern the region’s central bank will face obstacles in its measures (...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)