A man tries out TUI’s  “Destination U” prototype, a facial coding pod, developed by Realeyes, which uses emotional measurement technology to guide holidaymakers when selecting a travel destination. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA

Image of the week: See this face The advertising world loves a spot of neuromarketing, so the only surprising thing about this “Destination U” protot(...)

The single currency rose 0.3 per cent in early trades to $1.1822 to its highest level in three sessions

The euro climbed to a three-day high on Thursday on hedging-related demand from bond investors before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week(...)

Ryanair dropped 1.9 per cent to €16.60  as Ophelia slammed into Ireland.

The Iseq index in Dublin stood out as a weak spot in a broadly flat European market as investors speculated on the cost of Hurricane Ophelia to the Ir(...)

The single currency fell 0.3 per cent to $1.1780 in early trades

The euro slipped on Monday after posting its biggest weekly rise in a month as traders took profits, though markets were wary of chasing the currency (...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen: she has  demonstrated why she is, of the known candidates for next Fed chairman, the outstanding one. Photograph: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Is a surge in inflation a significant threat to sustained recovery? The likely answer is no. But the proposition is no longer absurd, as it was when K(...)

The Bank of England in London. Britain’s economic growth has been revised downwards to 1.7 per cent by the IMF. Photograph: iStock

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its forecast for Ireland’s economic performance, as it said the current broad-based global economic upswi(...)

People walk the streets as they evacuate their homes in Houston, Texas, after the area was flooded by Hurricane Harvey

US employment fell in September for the first time in seven years as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left displaced workers temporarily unemployed and dela(...)

Pundits assume that the only threat to the Tory party  is the loss of more seats at the next general election. Something more existential is seldom contemplated.

Hollywood struggles to make successful movies about finance. There’s a good reason for that: unlike a hospital, say, nothing really gripping or dramat(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record levels on Friday, the last day of the third quarter, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European stocks, propelled by a weaker euro, recorded their biggest monthly gains this year on Friday, but Volkswagen shares sank on further provision(...)

US president Donald Trump pauses as he speaks with reporters during his arrival at the White House from Indianapolis, in Washington DC. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The dollar and US bond yields rose on Thursday after President Donald Trump proposed the biggest US tax overhaul in three decades and as strong US eco(...)