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Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen:  “I have already raised issues with the regulator that I think need to be investigated by the authorities that are there to do so,” he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen has sent documents that sparked controversy over ESB’s wholesale electricity prices to regulators, the deputy confirmed on (...)

The ECB president warned that raising interest rates too soon risked “putting the brakes on growth. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Christine Lagarde has rejected calls for the European Central Bank to raise interest rates more quickly than planned in response to record inflation, (...)

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British consumer price inflation (CPI) rose more than expected to 5.4 per cent in December, its highest in almost 30 years, official data showed on We(...)

AIB said the higher negative rate of 0.75 per cent would take effect from the end of March. File photograph: The Irish Times

AIB plans to hike its charge on deposit accounts subject to negative rates to 0.75 per cent, the highest among Irish retail banks. The latest move me(...)

Many analysts see  a chance that Covid will be endemic by the time the Omicron wave subsides. Photograph: iStock

The world is grappling with record cases of Covid-19 as Omicron spreads like no variant of the virus before it. Yet some senior European figures, such(...)

UK financial regulators are preparing to step up their scrutiny of cloud computing providers amid growing fears that an outage or hack of their services could severely disrupt a banking system increasingly reliant on them.

UK financial regulators are preparing to step up their scrutiny of cloud computing providers amid growing fears that an outage or hack of their servic(...)

Will these parallel currencies issued by private tech platforms continue to fascinate in 2022? Photograph: iStock

Will 2022 be the year that cryptocurrencies falter? Or will these parallel currencies, “private money” issued by private tech platforms, continue to f(...)

US stocks dropped and Treasury yields advanced on Friday as investors digested mixed-message payroll data and its potential impact on Federal Reserve policy in the final session of a roller-coaster first trading week of the year.

European shares slipped on Friday on concerns over rising inflation and surging coronavirus infections, while investors were uncertain over how weak U(...)

Ryanair lost 1.7 per cent to €15.43. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

European shares inched lower on Wednesday in thin holiday trading as record coronavirus infections made investors wary and falls in technology, healt(...)

The MSCI All Country World Index, a gauge of global equities, is on track to have risen by almost 18 per cent in 2021. Photograph: iStock

Goodbody has reduced its forecast for annual returns from global equities over the next five years, following a very strong performance by stocks thi(...)

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