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US President Donald Trump. The IMF said an escalation of trade tensions between the US and its trading partners combined with Brexit and the possible fragmentation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) could undermine business and financial market sentiment while denting investment and trade.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned of the risk to global growth from “escalating trade tensions”. In its latest World Economic Outlook (...)

 French supporters celebrate on the Champs-Élysées after  their team’s victory over Croatia in the  World Cup  final. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

The French football team will stage a World Cup victory parade in an open-top bus down Paris’s Champs-Élysées on Monday afternoon before a reception w(...)

Daniele Nouy, chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The European Central Bank (ECB) has advertised for a new bank supervisory chief, looking for an expert to oversee a bloated and inefficient sector tha(...)

The European commission proposed a 3 per cent tax on revenues in March from Apple, Facebook, Google and other companies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Austria is stepping up plans for an EU-wide digital tax on big tech companies such as Apple and Google, despite opposition from within the bloc. Hart(...)

The France team celebrating after lifting the World Cup in Moscow. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis

It was the highest scoring World Cup final for more than 50 years, which just goes to show that goals aren’t everything. France won, of course, and th(...)

 Dublin Airport slid to number 1,083 of 1,200 airports worldwide in June from 931 during the same month in 2017

About one-in-four flights at Ireland’s biggest airport are delayed, according to figures released recently, prompting concern among airlines about a s(...)

One  project BVP is looking at is a wind farm which will have the environmental impact over its lifetime of the “equivalent of taking 23,000 cars off the road for one year”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

BVP, a green investment firm, is planning to raise €7.5 million for investment in renewable energy projects and established trading investments throug(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron reacts during the victory over Croatia in the World Cup Final in Moscow.  Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters

After the five-ish very lovely weeks that had gone before, there was almost an inevitability about the final being a letdown, a monumental snooze-fest(...)

Zoran Varmuza, Duty Manager of Academy Plaza Hotel with a sign asking guests to conserve water. Photograph: Tom Honan

Overseas visitors to Ireland are more put out by the lack of air conditioning in hotels than the gentle requests for them to use less water during the(...)

France midfielder Paul Pogba is among the players who have dominated in the tournament. Photograph: Franck FIfe/AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho has kept busy during the World Cup with a punditry gig on RT (formerly Russia Today). Listening to his analysis, you quickly realise tha(...)

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