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 A Palestinian employee sorts  undelivered post at the Palestinian central international exchange post office in the West Bank city of Jericho. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli occupying forces have allowed 10 tonnes of mail to be handed to Palestinian postal workers after preventing the letters and parcels from enter(...)

German consumer goods company Hankel makes Persil detergent and Loctite adhesives. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

German consumer goods company Henkel lowered its forecast for earnings growth in 2018 on Thursday after falling emerging market currencies and higher (...)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara yesterday.  The Turkish president needs to move quickly: the problem for his country is that lost market confidence is difficult to regain.  Photograph: EPA/STR

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has so far employed two tactics in the face of the economic turmoil hitting his country. The first is to up th(...)

US pastor Andrew Brunson arrives at his home in Izmir, Turkey, after being released from  prison into house arrest in July of this year. The move was allowed on the  grounds of ill health, according to  Turkish authorities.   File photograph: Demiroren News Agency/DHA via Reuters

For more than two decades, American pastor Andrew Brunson lived a quiet life in Izmir. Every Sunday, he preached to a Presbyterian congregation of abo(...)

President Donald Trump: “As steward of the global financial system and the world’s largest economy, the US had powerful carrots and sticks. Not anymore,” says  Alan McQuaid. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

The protectionist trade policies being pursued by US president Donald Trump now rank as a bigger threat to Ireland than Brexit, according to Merrion e(...)

Anthony Smurfit CEO (left) of Smurfit Kappa Group, and Liam O’Mahony, chairman, pictured at the company AGM in Dublin earlier this year.

Our lead story this morning concerns packaging giant Smurfit Kappa where a major shareholder that was a thorn in the side of management earlier this y(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung on the other side.” Photograph: EPA/STR

Leading Turkish business groups have called on Ankara to tighten monetary policy, introduce austerity measures and urgently resolve a dispute with the(...)

Customers stand in queue outside the Turkish Ziraat Bank branch in Frankfurt, Germany

Turkey’s economic crisis poses a threat to European banks with business in the country. Spain’s BBVA, Italy’s UniCredit, France’s BNP Paribas, Dutch (...)

Bitcoin touched below $6,000 (€5,260) and dozens of smaller digital tokens including Ether retreated as this month’s sell-off in cryptocurrencies sho(...)

Munther al-Sudani shows off a tattoo of his brother, Captain Harith al-Sudani, in Baghdad. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

The driver was sweating as his white Kia pick-up truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway toward a neighbourhood bustling with open-air markets(...)

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