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Susan  Collins (top left), provost, Univeristy of Michigan; Philip Lane (top right), member of the executive board of the European Central Bank; Tiff Macklem (bottom left), Governor of the Bank of Canada and Tharman Shanmugaratnam (bottom right), chairman of the monetary authority of Singapore, speaking during the virtual annual symposium featuring central bankers, finance ministers, academics, and financial market participants from around the world, in Jackson Hole, USA.

It was the head of Singapore’s monetary authority who best summed up the biggest fear gripping the virtual Jackson Hole conference this year. “We are(...)

Investors have quietly poured billions of dollars into insurance companies, betting the pandemic will ultimately prove the catalyst that ends a period of fallow returns for the industry.

The coronavirus crisis appears a rolling nightmare for the insurance industry as it is assailed by huge claims and locked in damaging legal fights wit(...)

AIB was the standout faller on the Dublin stock market on Thursday. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Global equity markets slipped and bond yields fell on Thursday as investors awaited an agreement on a US aid package to mitigate the fallout from the (...)

Blueway Waterpark in Co Leitrim. “The elephant in the room is the blatant ‘claim culture’ and excessive awards that unfortunately still exists in Ireland”

Two years ago this month the Blueway Waterpark opened on Lough Allen in Co Leitrim. Consisting of 1,600sq m of inflatable trampolines, obstacles, slid(...)

An aerial view of the Clancy Quay scheme at Islandbridge in Dublin 8

Kennedy Wilson looks set to take further advantage of the ongoing shortage of residential accommodation in the Dublin market following the completion (...)

 People out in Dublin on Saturday evening after pubs reopened earlier in the week.  Photograph: Gaillot et Gray/PA Wire

Ireland can eliminate Covid-19 over the course of the summer but repeatedly imposing, lifting and reimposing restrictions is a dangerous gamble, accor(...)

This week, insurer FBD decided it couldn’t delay much longer on holding its annual general meeting and   chose July 31st as the day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Insurer FBD Holdings was running out of road trying to put off the evil day. While a slew of companies in Ireland and abroad moved in the second hal(...)

The Clarence Hotel, Dublin. Its parent company is in dispute with Axa over an insurance payout related to the Covid-19 interruption to its business. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Press Up Entertainment hospitality group is suing two insurers and a broker over an alleged refusal to honour business interruption insurance aris(...)

TUI Group, Europe’s biggest travel company, jumped 8.5% on a new compensation and delivery deal struck with US-based Boeing. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

European shares rallied on Wednesday, with insurers jumping after France’s Axa said it would pay a dividend, while improving global economic data spur(...)

Commuters arrive at the Naples Central Station, after the reopening of Italian regional borders amid an easing of restrictions during Phase 2 of the coronavirus emergency. Photograph: EPA

Governments of all political stripes are spending massive sums to overcome the twin challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic – the virus itself, and the re(...)

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