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The source of market nervousness on Monday was centred around China letting the value of its currency, the yuan, fall below $7 for the first time since 2008

The market interest rate – or yield – on Ireland’s 10-year bonds fell below zero per cent for the first time on Monday, as investors globally piled ou(...)

Customers wait in line to use an automated teller machine (ATM) at a Japan Post Co branch in Hachioji. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In early July, the 61-year-old chief executive of 7pay appeared on TV to apologise after the launch of one of Japan’s most hotly-anticipated mobile pa(...)

Against the euro , the pound was down 0.2 per cent at 89.97 pence

Sterling fell for the third straight day on Tuesday, dragged down by a firmer dollar and concern that the new prime minister, whose identity will be (...)

Bernard Byrne, outgoing CEO of AIB: The changes at the top are occurring against the backdrop of salary caps and a ban on bonuses that has been in place since the outset of the crisis.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

AIB is understood to be conducting an exclusively internal search to find its next chief financial officer (CFO), according to sources, with speculati(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May faces a crucial vote on Tuesday.

As MPs gather in Britain’s parliament on Tuesday to vote on the future of the country’s relationship with Europe, traders in London’s financial hub wi(...)

Sterling has steadied this week above $1.28 after dropping 1.1 per cent last week. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

As UK Prime Minister Theresa May shakes off the threat of a leadership crisis, the pound is getting a chance to catch its breath. With rebels in May’(...)

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan is reluctant to push too hard, for reasons what will be familiar to Irish readers. Many banks provide a lifeline to ageing communities and help prop up tottering companies

The history of the ATM includes a footnote in Asia: a Japanese company supposedly developed the first cash machine in the mid-1960s. Japan’s record of(...)

Shares in Facebook fell 4.9 per cent in US trade on Tuesday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Asian shares fell on Wednesday after Wall Street was knocked hard by concerns about tighter controls on the tech industry, denting a brief global equi(...)

Brexit games: ‘This political ping-pong battle is really hurting investor sentiment towards sterling’ Photograph: PA Wire

Sterling fell to a one-week low in volatile trading on Wednesday after the Sun newspaper’s political editor said on Twitter that a Brexit deal is unli(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 8 during a media event at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP

Shares in iPhone seller Apple were trading down by as much as 1.82 per cent in New York early trade on Wednesday. The company’s much-hyped event on (...)

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