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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(...)

  European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau, who is also governor of the French central bank. Photogrpah: Toru Hanai/Reuters

All preparations have been made to protect Europe’s financial sector in case Britain leaves the European Union without a Brexit divorce deal, said Ban(...)

Analysts believe that the banks’ costs base still remains too high, with further job cuts likely over the coming years as lenders increase their spending on technology.

Next month marks the 10th anniversary of when Irish taxpayers started to inject money into the State’s domestic banks, a bill that ultimately balloon(...)

The leadership of the Single Supervisory Mechanism will change on January 1st. Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank’s next big appointment will cast a shadow that’s long enough to influence who succeeds Mario Draghi as president. Applicati(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron set out the next phase of his plan to turn the country into a “startup nation” on Monday. In a bill that will go to (...)

The clock is ticking on Mario Draghi’s tenure as ECB president - but who will replace him? Photograph: STEPHANIE LECOCQ/EPA

Northern Europe’s claim for a turn at leading euro-area monetary policy in the era after Mario Draghi advanced over the weekend as two of its contend(...)

François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Banque de France, speaking at the symposium on financial globalisation at the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s corporate tax regime has been highlighted by the governor of the Bank of France, who has raised the danger of a “race to the bottom” in taxi(...)

European Central Bank policymaker François Villeroy de Galhau expressed confidence in the resilience of the euro zone

Italian voters’ defeat of a referendum on constitutional reforms cannot be compared to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, European Central Ba(...)

President François Hollande’s government is to update its main economic and deficit forecasts on Tuesday. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

France’s central bank governor warned presidential candidates on Tuesday that French credibility in Europe hinged on the country respecting the curren(...)

G20 finance Ministers and Central Bank governors including from left  Germany’s federal minister of finance Wolfgang Schauble, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria leave after a group photo in Chengdu in Southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Sunday. Photograph: AP

The world’s biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, politicians said on Sunday after a meeting d(...)

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