Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, speaks at the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt yesterday.

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi knows all about the power of words, but yesterday his comments came under particular scrutiny from market(...)

Euro zone businesses had their best month in over two years in August as orders increased for the first time since mid-2011, a survey showed today, su(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble welcomed the positive figures. REUTERS/John Kolesidis/Files

The euro zone’s recovery has eked out further gains in August although weakness in France pointed to the uneven nature of the rebound, a leading busin(...)

Greece outperformed fiscal targets agreed with the EU and International Monetary Fund for the first seven months, reporting a €2.6 billion primary surplus for the central government against a target of a €3.1 billion deficit. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

Greece’s economy shrank by 4.6 per cent on an annual basis in the second quarter, marking a gradual deceleration of the country’s longest recorded rec(...)

Holidaymakers in Waterville, Co Kerry. According to the Investec Services PMI index, the hot weather boosted demand for services in July. Photograph: Frank Miller /THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish services sector posted its 12th succesive month of growth in July, as the Investec Services PMI Ireland index experienced its sharpest rate(...)

Oil prices fell today on worries over a looming Chinese economic slowdown and decades-high oil output in the United States but stayed just above $107 (...)

Private industry in the euro zone expanded for the first time in more than a year in July, which was also a good month for US factories, but the massi(...)

Will Taylor is the last person in the North who will complain about rising temperatures and hot weather.In fact Taylor has been positively basking in (...)

Manufacturing production in May was 8 per cent lower than in the same month last year . Photograph: Ty Wright /Bloomberg

Manufacturing output figures for May paint a picture of a continued decline in the sector. Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) sho(...)

Services sector continues to enjoy momentun

Ireland’s services sector continued to enjoy positive momentum in May, experiencing a tenth successive month of growth although the picture was not as(...)

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