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The pound was down 1.04 per cent to $1.2390, reversing its best weekly gains since 2009 against the greenback

Sterling fell more than 1 per cent on Monday against a resurgent dollar, which rebounded on news that Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges (...)

The enthusiasm over gourmet coffees, and the potential returns from coffee production, have attracted aid organisations, philanthropic foundations and corporations to try lift the livelihoods of war-torn areas through coffee growing.  Photograph: iStock

When Jennifer Poni Joel Donga introduced the stories of fellow coffee farmers in South Sudan to an audience in Paris last year, she was glowing with p(...)

 Construction boom: With exports out of  the world’s second-largest economy still  soft, economic expansion last year was largely due to increased domestic demand, especially in the property and carmaking sectors. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s economy expanded 6.7 per cent in the third quarter, as widely expected, with state investment, strong growth in services and an ongoing prope(...)

The Republic has been at the forefront of the EU’s post-quota dairy expansion plans. Photograph: iStock

When Chinese baby formula-maker Synutra opened a huge factory in western France last month with a ceremony of Breton dancing and fireworks, the boss p(...)

Outgoing Bank of England deputy governor Nemat ‘Minouche’ Shafik said a UK rate cut would depend on data. Photograph: Bloomberg

Sterling held steady at about 86p against the euro and just above $1.30 on Thursday, supported by improved risk appetite in global markets, although e(...)

Rabobank Ireland: it has been renamed as Rabo Ireland and its accounts show its operating income in 2015 reduced to €60.2 million from €72.7 million a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Profits at the Irish subsidiary of the Dutch financial co-operative Rabobank declined by 28 per cent to €35.9 million last year due to a fall in inter(...)

The daily amount of foreign exchange contracts and interest rate derivatives traded in Ireland has plunged in the past few years

The daily amount of foreign exchange contracts and interest-rate derivatives traded in Ireland has plunged in the past few years. The trend is unders(...)

Bank of Ireland: Only a small group of customers will be affected by the charge. Photographer: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland is set to become the first domestic financial institution to charge customers for placing their money on deposit with the bank. This(...)

Rabobank took a €514 million charge under a national compensation scheme for settlements with small and mid-size companies.

Rabobank, the Dutch co-operative bank, on Thursday reported a sharp fall in first-half profit as a result of restructuring costs and a large one-off c(...)

Four former Barclays bankers were sentenced to between 33 months and six-and-a-half years in jail by a London judge on Thursday for conspiring to rig (...)

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