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Against the euro, the pound  fell to a two-and-a-half year low of around 85 pence. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Britain’s pound slumped to a new 31-year low on Wednesday, dipping below $1.28 at one point in Asian trading, as investors shunned the currency in the(...)

With two weeks to go until the referendum, speculators have pushed up the cost of hedging to imply swings of as much as 24 per cent in the value of sterling. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Sterling sank by 1 per cent to a seven-week low to the dollar yesterday as the cost of hedging against swings in its value around the June 23rd refere(...)

The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt: its bond-buying stimulus scheme has depressed  yields

Germany’s benchmark 10-year Bund yield fell to its lowest level in more than a year on Tuesday, pushing closer to zero against a backdrop of rising p(...)

Colin Hunt: Previously with Australian corporate advisory group Macquarie.Photograph: David Sleator

AIB has recruited experienced banker Colin Hunt to become managing director of wholesale and institutional banking from September 1st. Mr Hunt has b(...)

If today’s auction is fully subscribed, the NTMA will have sold some € 5.5 billion in bonds so far this year, edging closer to its full-year target of between € 6 and € 10 billion. (Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times)

Ireland’s auction of €750 million in six-year bonds today looks “attractive” bond analysts say. Peter Chatwell, analyst with Mizuho, said that the 0(...)

Despite the Bank of Japan’s efforts to spur risk-taking with negative rates, cash is flowing out of funds targeting bills and commercial paper in favor of 0.001 percent savings plans, according to Deutsche Bank and Monex Group. (Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Files)

It’s a strange world when bank accounts earning almost no interest are one of the most attractive investments around. Despite the Bank of Japan’s ef(...)

In a worrying sign that Europe’s debt problems could reappear, the Portuguese 10-year bond yield surged above 4 per cent for the first time since 2014.

Asian shares fell for a sixth straight session on Friday as concerns about the health of European banks further threatened a global economy already un(...)

A pedestrian walks past men looking at an electronic monitor displaying shares prices outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

European stocks have risen, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eas(...)

 Brent crude oil futures added 0.7 per cent to $36.62 after skidding to $36.04 on Monday, their lowest since July 2004, as demand for heating oil slipped on warmer-than-normal temperatures.(Photograph: Atef Hassan/Reuters)

Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, taking solace from Wall Street gains and some stability in recently weak crude oil prices, though gains were ca(...)

Repayment of Samurai notes demonstrates commitment of Greek government to  creditors. Photograph: Reuters.

The Greek government repaid Samurai notes maturing on Tuesday, according to bond agent Mizuho Bank, in a first sign the nation is honouring its obliga(...)

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