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Christine Lagarde: being the unlikely candidate has consistently been the making of her. Photograph: Saul Loeb

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” Christine Lagarde said last year when asked if she was interested in running the European Central Bank (ECB). What she meant(...)

 Casual investors who noticed the sudden jump in 10-year returns might think 2018 was a spectacularly good year for stock markets, but that’s not the case at all. Photograph: David Karp/AP Photo

The global financial crisis is fading from the rear view mirror – good news for fund managers but potentially misleading for investors. The S&P 50(...)

US president Donald Trump: Said his lawyers would file an appeal, adding: “It’s totally the wrong decision by, obviously, an Obama-appointed judge.” Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A US judge refused to block House Democrats from subpoenaing Donald Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm, rejecting the president’s argu(...)

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JP Morgan at the bank’s new Irish headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay,Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

The frisson in the air is palpable as JP Morgan chief executive and Wall Street grandee, Jamie Dimon, wanders around the banking giant’s new Irish hea(...)

‘When times get tough, investors often decide to sit things out until the coast is clear. The problem is that by the time the smoke has lifted, the train has often left the station, to use an old market adage.’ Photograph: Pat Roque/AP

A decade ago, the global financial crisis was raging and stocks were sinking amid the worst bear market since the 1930s. Ten years ago this week, stoc(...)

The investment bank and capital markets business is ditching the 104-year old name to become BofA Securities.  File Photograph: Reuters

Bank of America is dropping the “Merrill Lynch” name from some of its businesses, phasing out a brand with a long history on Wall Street as part of a (...)

Denis Casey pictured in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

After former Irish Life and Permanent chief executive Denis Casey lost his appeal against his conviction in the Supreme Court on Thursday, we profile (...)

A still from The Big Short. Steve Carrell (seated in centre) plays Mark Baum, a character based on Steve Eisman.

Steve Eisman shot to fame after Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short, which homed in on his profitable bets on the US housing market collapse which tipp(...)

Shrinking repatriation is likely to affect markets. Photograph: Alan Diaz/AP Photo

US companies have sent home more than half a trillion dollars of cash they held overseas in 2018 to take advantage of tax changes, but data suggest th(...)

A trader at CMC Markets in London: financial markets are being subjected to a daily barrage of mixed Brexit headlines. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Currency traders in London, preparing for an all-nighter on Tuesday as Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement was supposed to come before the UK parlia(...)

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