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European central Bank president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

European stocks rose to six-week highs in the wake of dovish remarks from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. News that the United States an(...)

‘Statistically, we are late cycle and now in the high probability of there being a downturn,’ said Brian Moran, managing director of US real estate group Hines’s Irish business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Overseas investors now see the prime Irish office sector – which is currently valued at a rental yield of about 4 per cent – as “fully priced”, offeri(...)

Ripple invested $30 million   in shares and warrants as part of the deal with MoneyGram. Photograph: iStock

MoneyGram surged as much as 176 per cent in pre-market trading after news of a tie-up with blockchain-technology company Ripple. The rally is reminisc(...)

Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney. Denis O’Brien’s radio group has objected to ‘heavy-handed’ regulation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Media and Rupert Murdoch’s Wireless Group have made multiple objections to the “heavy-handed” manner in which broadcasting(...)

Facebook has said it won’t be in sole control of libra. Instead, it is teaming up with a group of 28 companies such as Uber and Spotify to form the Libra Association. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Do you know your bitcoin from your litecoin or ripple? Get ready to deal with the newest cryptocurrency to hit the market – Facebook’s libra. What is(...)

Facebook wants to attract 100 businesses in time for the launch of libra, which it is aiming for the first half of 2020. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Facebook is to launch a cryptocurrency next year, backed by the likes of Mastercard, Visa and PayPal, that will allow people to move money from their (...)

People hold a photograph of former  Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during prayers for him in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, while his funeral was taking place in Egypt. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi was buried in a restricted family ceremony in Cairo early on Tuesday, a day after he suffered a fatal heart at(...)

Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell: markets globally awaited clues from the US Federal Reserve on its policy direction

Stock markets dipped marginally on Monday, as a profit warning from Germany’s Lufthansa weighed on airline stocks. The airline forecast earnings bef(...)

Last month’s IPO of Uber saw a tech company that is set to lose $5.4bn this year seek a stock market valuation of around $80bn. Photograph: Johannes EISELE / AFP/Getty Images

Remember the dotcom boom? Gregory Perdon of private bank Arbuthnot Latham does. As its co-chief investment officer, he worries that 2019 feels a bit (...)

Mary Ryan, who had been missing since December

The body of a woman missing from Waterford since December has been located by gardaí. Mary Ryan (54) was last seen at Clonard Park, Waterford on Dece(...)

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