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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen speaking in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

The European Commission has proposed stopping non-essential travel into the European Union for 30 days to combat the coronavirus pandemic, commission (...)

Irish Continental Group gained 4.4 per cent to €4.01.

European shares pulled back from their highs in late trading on Tuesday as US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell signalled that the risks facing t(...)

The call was led by US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven (G7) advance economies vowed after a rare conference call on Tuesday that they ar(...)

Passengers wear protective face masks as they arrive from Shenzhen to Hong Kong at Lo Wu MTR station, hours before the closing of the Lo Wu border crossing in Hong Kong, on Monday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 425 as of the end of Monday, up by 64 from the previous day, the country’s National Heal(...)

Minister for justice Masako Mori said Japan is a law-abiding country. Photograph: Getty

Japan has executed its first foreigner in 10 years, a Chinese man convicted over the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four. Wei Wei (40) was ha(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company unveiled  its global cryptocurrency, Libra, in June this year. File photograph:  Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board me(...)

 Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and David Malpass, president of the World Bank Group,   at the G7  meeting in Chantilly, France

Digital currencies such as Facebook’s planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset th(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during a high-level forum on debt at the Finance ministry in Paris in May 2019. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Government continues to favour a global approach to a digital sales tax, in spite of France’s decision to push ahead unilaterally with a tax on Fa(...)

Larry Kudlow  at the G-7 summit in  Quebec, Canada on June 9th, 2018. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack just days after travelling to Canada with President Trump. Mr Kudlow, a staunch(...)

An employee of a foreign exchange trading company works near monitors broadcasting TV news reporting the summit between the US and North Korea

The dollar hovered near three-week highs on Tuesday and Asian shares gained as US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a (...)

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