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Ollolai, Italy: 'Casa a 1 euro', or 'houses for €1', is a scheme aimed at luring new residents, which allows them to buy a house for the princely sum of just €1.

Feeling the post-holiday blues? Wishing you could still be somewhere a bit sunnier – and cheaper? Well, if you’re fed up with the high cost of living (...)

Freight trucks at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford: Industry groups  warn delays at English ports could hit the transport of fresh food and time-sensitive produce. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Pressure is building on the Government to advance plans for alternative shipping routes bypassing Britain to avoid severe delays at English Channel po(...)

Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford: details around the various types of solutions under review in Dublin and Brussels for Border checks in the absence of infrastructure remain under wraps. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

EU bureaucrats swap their holiday novels for no-deal Brexit contingency papers this week as planning for a potentially messy UK departure begins (agai(...)

Traders working on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

European banking and asset management bodies are considering a push to boost the number of women joining the financial sector by cutting stock market (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: Dr Merkel has praised Hungary’s border guards for “showing the courage to place humanity above the rules” in 1989. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban have glossed over their differences and called for European unity as they ma(...)

The Bank of Japan’s decision to reduce rates to zero to reboot Japan’s flagging economy in 1999 was seen as radical at the time and looked on by US and European central bankers as a kind of Japanese idiosyncrasy, not to be tried anywhere else

This year, fittingly, marks the 20th anniversary of Japan’s zero interest rate policy (ZIRP). The Bank of Japan’s decision to reduce rates to zero to (...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

As well as making jam, or apple and blackberry pie, blackberries also pair well with fish. Photograph: iStock

Summer’s end is autumn’s beginning, and while the children are safe from school for another couple of weeks, August marks the start of a hazy season, (...)

 Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen with manager Mauricio Pochettino. Photograph: Reuters

Mauricio Pochettino has described the decision to close the domestic summer transfer window in early August as a “massive mistake” and claims he has e(...)

Ibec is forecasting growth in consumer spending will fall to 2.5%  this year. Photograph: Frank Miller

Economic growth will fall to 4 per cent this year and dip further to 2.7 per cent next year – and that’s based on a Brexit deal being reached, the Sta(...)

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