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The Iseq overall index underperformed its European peers on Monday, falling 1.3 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Iseq overall index was one of Europe’s worst performers on Monday after banks and Ryanair took a hit. News surrounding An Post’s entry into the mo(...)

Thursday: Brid Horan will address the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants on the progress of the Better Balance for Better Business review group, of which she is co-chair. Photograph:  Leah Farrell/

Monday Indicators: UK industrial trends orders (Sep); German current conditions, expectations and business climate (Sep). Tuesday Results: Clo(...)

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

At the end of the 1980s, after a miserable decade of fiscal retrenchment, the clouds began to lift on the Irish economy. While emigration peaked in 19(...)

ECB executive board member Yves Mersch said the entire set of euro banknotes were more secure as well as easier to check and handle. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The European Central Bank unveiled new, more secure, €100 and €200 banknotes which will enter circulation in May 2019. Following a redesign of the €5(...)

The volatile nature of Ireland’s housing market is cause for caution

Are you feeling rich? New Central Bank figures this week showed Irish household wealth is, in total, higher than ever before. But this is yet another (...)

The ECB is widely expected by economists to outline plans  to end bond purchases this year. Photograph: iStock

The State’s debt agency sold €1 billion of bonds on Thursday morning, reaching 96 per cent of its minimum full-year fundraising target, hours ahead of(...)

The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
ECB stays on course to curb stimulus
  • Economy
  • September 13, 2018, 08:50

The European Central Bank (ECB) kept policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, staying on track to end bond purchases this year and raise interest rat(...)

In Ireland, the number of credit institutions, which include non-banks, fell to 916 from 1,048 a year earlier, and compared to a high of 1,228 in 2009

The number of bank branches in Europe has fallen by 21 per cent over the past 10 years with Spanish institutions leading the way, having closed more t(...)

Sharon Donnery, a deputy governor of the Central Bank, reportedly has Germany’s backing to become the next head of the ECB’s banking supervision arm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The German government is supporting the Republic in securing two top positions at the European Central Bank (ECB), which would go against convention (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

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