The Federal Reserve: the IMF urged it to wait until next year to raise rates for the first time in almost a decade

The International Monetary Fund has warned that emerging economies and bond markets need to prepare for an increase in corporate failures if and when (...)

A group of Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week. Photograph: Africa Code Week

Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week, which will involve thousands of students in 17 African countries over the next week. Up to (...)

The odds of a US Fed rate increase hit 54 per cent in early August before plunging to 24 per cent three weeks later, following the sudden upsurge in volatility. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Will Fed hike rates? One question will dominate financial markets this week: will the Federal Reserve hike interest rates on Thursday? The odds of a r(...)

 2015 shows coal stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia’s New South Wales state.

Rich nations are stubbornly divided ahead of talks in Paris on Thursday to seek a deal to phase out coal subsidies in a foretaste of the difficulty of(...)

Protesters gather at the main square in Chisinau yesterday: about 15,000 people were believed to have joined the demonstration demanding the  dismissal of several public servants, the president, speaker and prime minister and the return of stolen money from banks. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Several protesters have been detained after tens of thousands in Moldova took to the streets of the capital to demand the dissolution of the new gover(...)

Water services is one of the five main areas of expertise of Geoscience Ireland member companies

A network of Irish engineering companies set up in 2010 as a response to the economic downturn has helped member companies win a series of high-profil(...)

The  Nukus museum, Uzbekistan is one of the most remote galleries in the world and houses   the largest body of Russian avant garde paintings outside Saint Petersburg’s Russian museum. Photograph: Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Uzbekistan has fired the long-standing director of its renowned museum in Nukus, raising fears about the safety of a vast treasure trove of art housed(...)

A man walks past an advertisement promoting yuan,  dollar and euro exchange services in Hong Kong.

Raising interest rates is always harder than cutting them. When investors are bleeding and workers fear the chop, promises of cheap money sound like t(...)

President of Gabon Ali Bongo: “All the revenues from my share of the inheritance will go to a foundation for youth and education . . .” Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over pro(...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang: Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein – Pool/Getty Images

Producer prices in China fell last month to their lowest level since the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, and exports floundered, a(...)