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On Tuesday, the PwC-Irish Times Tax Summit will wrestle the most topical questions in an increasingly uncertain world. File photograph: Getty

This Week September 16th Monday Indicators: Irish exports and imports (July). Tuesday Results: Uniphar, Adobe, FedEx. Indicators: Euro zone econom(...)

Britain’s workers received their biggest pay rises in more than 11 years this summer as the unemployment rate fell back to its lowest since the mid-19(...)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney giving evidence to the Treasury Select Committee at the House of Commons. Photograph: PA

A worst-case no-deal Brexit would inflict less severe damage on Britain’s economy than previously thought because of preparations undertaken since th(...)

With each step along the road to the October 31st no-deal Brexit, political chaos gets steadily worse. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

We need to remind ourselves that Brexit hasn’t happened yet. With each step along the road to the October 31st no-deal exit, political chaos gets stea(...)

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 (...)

Negative Danish mortgage rates might sound good, but it’s not quite  free money

With Danish banks heralding the advent of negative mortgage rates, which means that homeowners could be actually paid to borrow money to buy a home, I(...)

UK inflation rose above the Bank of England’s 2% target in July. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

UK inflation rose above the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target in July as prices of video games and toys increased sharply, defying forecasts that it(...)

Young Irelander John Mitchel wrote witheringly years later of how England ‘sent round the hat all over the globe’. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Writing about the Polish Count Pawel Strzelecki last May, I called him a “forgotten hero of the Irish Famine”.  Forgotten may have been overstati(...)

The UK two- and 10-year curves inverted on Wednesday for the first time since 2008. Photograph: iStock

The global bond markets have flashed an ominous signal for two of the world’s biggest economies amid mounting concern over a slowdown in growth and pe(...)

ING places a 40 per cent probability on a general election taking place, coupled with a further Brexit delay. Photograph: Reuters

ING, one of Europe’s larger banks, said a no-deal Brexit would send sterling down to parity with the euro and push it down to $1.10 against the US dol(...)

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