World stocks and commodity prices tumbled on Tuesday, as poor Chinese data saw fears about its economic health intensify. Photo: Reuters

World stocks and commodity prices tumbled on Tuesday, as poor Chinese data saw fears about its economic health intensify. After a relatively upbeat fe(...)

Alexis Tsipras, who has resigned as Greek prime minister, with new caretaker prime minister Vassiliki Thanou. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov

Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party will emerge as the biggest party in next month’s election but without the majority (...)

Shortly after a 2009 row over a €1m bonus, INBS confirmed it had put in place a €27.6m pension fund for Michael Fingleton, which he managed and had been transferred out of the financial institution in January 2007. Photograph: The Irish Times

Michael Fingleton, or “Fingers” as he was often known, was one of the best-known chief executives in Irish business for almost four decades. He ran Ir(...)

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (L) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead of their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Ukraine said it has agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks (Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters)

Ukraine agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks, giving President Petro Poroshenko some breathing room as he seeks to a(...)

 Angela Merkel: ‘The issue of asylum could be the next major European project, in which we show whether we are really able to take joint action,’ she told ZDF public television. Photograph: Jürgen Detmers/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s growing refugee crisis will prove a greater test for the bloc in the long term than the standoff over Greece, according to German chancellor(...)

 IMF chief Christine  Lagarde on Friday night said in a statement: “I remain firmly of the view that Greece’s debt has become unsustainable and that Greece cannot restore debt sustainability solely through actions on its own.” File photograph: Stephen Jaffe/EPA

Greece’s debt remains unsustainable, the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Friday night as euro zone finance ministers approved(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos  shakes hands with German counterpart  Wolfgang Schäuble at the start of the  special Eurogroup meeting in Brussels. Photograph: EPA

Finance ministers of the euro single currency group have approved the first €26 billion of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece’s economy(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras checks his watch as he delivers his speech at the end of the night parliamentary session in Athens 1:55

Ahead of an emergency session of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels, Greek MPs have overwhelmingly approved a third bailout deal for the country (...)

Foreign currency exchange booth in Hong Kong:  the surprise devaluation of the Chinese yuan this week unsettled global financial markets. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

The last few weeks, with heavy Chinese government intervention in the stock market and now in the currency markets, have offered a lesson in how th(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is asking parliament to approve the €85bn bailout deal  Photograph: Reuters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza party looked set to split after the leader of its far-left faction called for a new movement to fight a b(...)