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Facebook’s cryptocurrency libra is set to launch in the first half of 2020. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more (...)

Avolon chief executive Dómhnal Slattery has seen an encouraging response to its plan to borrow $300m from global banks. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

A strong response to its plan to borrow $300 million (€264.5 million) from global banks prompted Irish aircraft lessor Avolon to increase the debt to (...)

Alan Walsh, chief executive, of IPL Plastics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Listing on the stock market left IPL Plastics – formerly One51 – with a €2.3 million loss for the three months to the end of June, figures released on(...)

Where does the money come from? Money created by a central bank is legal tender, while deposits with commercial banks represent a claim on central ba(...)

Eurobank deputy CEO Stavros at the offices of the bank’s start-up accelerator programme EGG in Athens, Greece, in February. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Greek student Stavros Tsompanidis was walking on a beach when he saw a business idea in the piles of dried-up seagrass. He decided to recycle it to m(...)

IPL is expected to raise about €125 million when it lists later this year

Alan Walsh, the chief executive of IPL Plastics, formerly known as One51, will be entitled to a remuneration package of up to three million Canadian d(...)

It’s home to the European Commission and soon to be home to QBE’s new European hub, dealing a blow to Dublin’s hopes of becoming a new centre for the industry. (Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

Insurer QBE is to set up an EU base in Brussels, dealing a blow to Dublin’s hopes of becoming a new centre for the industry. Faced with a loss of pa(...)

The dollar has been on a tear since the election of Donald Trump. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The US dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday, holding near 14-year highs touched after Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meetin(...)

A still from Jaki Irvine’s video and sound installation If the Ground Should Open . . . which will be in the Imma in December

Jaki Irvine: If the Ground Should Open . . . Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin **** On April 29th, at about 12.45pm, Elizabeth O’Farrell stepped (...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was down 2 per cent, underperforming the airline sector and ending at €12.56. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

European shares fell yesterday, with banking stocks dragging regional equity indexes to touch their lowest point in almost four months in a mark(...)

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