UK prime minister Theresa May in Parliament after the vote on her Brexit deal. Photograph: Reuters

World equity markets on Wednesday held their nerve after the heavy parliamentary defeat of British prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal as investo(...)

Deputy Central Bank governor Ed Sibley told the regulator’s board that the institution was dealing with a “sizeable activity” in relation to authorisations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank has been forced to “re-prioritise” its normal supervisory work as the regulator draws on resources to deal with a spike in authorisat(...)

UK banking giant Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are set to shift the most banking assets to Ireland as Dublin becomes their post-Brexit EU hubs

Dublin continues to be the top location for financial services companies looking to relocate operations from the UK as a result of Brexit, with 27 gro(...)

When EU leaders, led by Germany’s Helmut Kohl and France’s François Mitterrand, set the timetable for the launch of the euro at the Maastricht Summit in 1991, they saw it as a step which would inevitably lead to closer EU political and economic integration. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

The 20th anniversary of the founding of the euro comes as the currency is established in 19 countries and is a widely accepted means of exchange inter(...)

A customer pays for a hot dog in Frankfurt at the start of  2002. The euro’s introduction is remembered as an unsentimental quid pro quo. Photograph: AP/Wolfram Steinberg

Germans are not known for public outbursts of emotion yet many get misty-eyed at the memory of the Deutschmark, which began its long goodbye 20 years (...)

Ireland has ramped up plans to expand its diplomatic footprint as Brexit looms, with the opening of more than a dozen new missions in locations as diverse as Latin America, India, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ireland has ramped up plans to expand its diplomatic footprint as Brexit looms, with the opening of more than a dozen new missions in locations as div(...)

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely  candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, according to economists

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely – but not necessarily the best – candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as presiden(...)

 The FTSE 100 hit a fresh two-year low on Thursday despite stock markets around the world recording significant gains by the end of Wednesday.

European equities failed to sustain optimism from the Wednesday rally in US stocks as the region’s markets reopened after the Christmas holiday amid e(...)

Shares in Nike jumped 7.85 per cent after the company’s quarterly results beat Wall Street estimates. Photograph: Getty

Pressure eased on markets on Friday with stocks edging up following a tough week. Irish-based Perrigo took a hammering as it emerged that the Revenue (...)

If you have used Uber lately, listened to digital music from Sony or even attended a National Gallery of London exhibition, there’s a good chance that(...)

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