The Bank of Ireland headquarters on College Green in Dublin. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland is reassessing its UK public relations agency contract with Bell Pottinger, after the PR firm lost high-profile clients and was expell(...)

Economic expansion will be weighed by European Central Bank policymakers who will soon begin to debate recalibrating monetary policy. Photograph: iStock

The economy in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency expanded by more than previously forecast in the second quarter compared to the same quarter(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping: The key unknown is whether China would continue to boost infrastructure spending for the rest of the year.

China reported stronger-than-anticipated exports and imports for May despite falling commodity prices, suggesting the economy is holding up better tha(...)

Chinese workers assembling Bombardier Q400 planes at a plant in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s credit ratings on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 30 years, saying it expects the financial streng(...)

The strength of the German and French composite PMIs compared with a static euro zone reading suggesting growth has slowed in other countries across the region. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Businesses across the euro zone maintained April’s blistering growth rate this month as firms struggled to meet growing demand, suggesting the bloc’s (...)

Jens Weidmann: The return of inflation to Germany may allow the Bundesbank president to push for a reduction in the ESB’s bond-buying programme. Photograph: Susann Prautsch/AFP/Getty Images

German inflation probably picked up in February, surpassing the European Central Bank’s target of a rate just under 2 per cent for the first time in m(...)

European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told an Oireachtas committee that ‘fighting aggressive tax planning practices should make countries such as Ireland and others an even better place in which to invest’. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett found himself in unfamiliar territory this week as he took his turn to question E(...)

EU-wide economic sentiment has hit a near six-year high and the 19 member states of the euro zone are doing better than many expected

The euro zone economy has kicked off the year robustly, data showed on Monday, presenting the European Central Bank with evidence that its massive cas(...)

Policymakers at the European Central Bank this week are expected to announce a six-month extension to their asset purchase programme

Euro zone business activity grew at its quickest pace this year in November and firms, which benefited from a weaker euro, raised prices faster than a(...)

The latest sector to defy this prognosis is Britain’s giant services industry, which reported a record leap in activity in August. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain’s economy appears to be defying predictions of a Brexit wobble with a string of indicators showing growth across the services, manufacturing a(...)

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