Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), arrives ahead of a Eurogroup meeting of European finance ministers in Luxembourg . Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The head of the European Central Bank defended a pledge to keep interest rates at rock bottom, batting back German calls for a speedy exit from years (...)

Central Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

An important strategic consideration for Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe in framing next week’s budget is the reliability of different strands of (...)

European Central Bank  president Mario Draghi: said Greek banks remain saddled with soured loans, and regulators may need to stress-test them earlier in 2018 than originally planned. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

National Bank of Greece is planning the first bond sale by a Greek bank since 2014, before an impasse with international lenders crippled the nation’s(...)

ZEW Center for European Economic Research’s index of investor expectations rebounded in September ahead of expectations. Photograph: iStock

German investor confidence rose for the first time in four months in a sign that concern over the risk to growth from the strengthening euro is subsid(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, hit its lowest level since January 2015 of 91.011. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The US dollar hit its lowest in more than 2½ years against a basket of major rivals on Friday on the back of reduced expectations for another Federal (...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks during a news conference at  ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The European Central Bank is monitoring the euro’s gains on currency markets as it edges toward an decision next month on the future of its bond-buyin(...)

Leveraged and macro investors bought the euro in its latest push higher, according to foreign-exchange traders in Europe. Demand was also driven ahead of next week’s monetary-policy review by the European Central Bank. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The euro advanced to its strongest level in more than two years, hours after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan. The common currency g(...)

The strength of the euro is not just a problem for anyone trying to sell into the UK. It’s a massive complication for the ECB

Will sterling reach parity against the euro? Over the past decade this critical currency “pair” has tendered to gravitate towards 85p (the amount of s(...)

Providence Resources was the biggest loser on the Iseq on Friday, closing down  5.56%. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

World stocks climbed toward their best week in six on Friday as a near three-year high in emerging market shares and a roaring rally in metals bolster(...)

US stocks were mostly lower in early  trading on Thursday, with investors cautious as they await comments on monetary policy from central bankers gathered for their annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photograph: Getty Images

Gains by cyclical sectors helped push European stocks higher on Thursday, while heavy losses in Dixons Carphone after a profit warning dominated tradi(...)