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Branching out:  Permanent TSB office in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB is alone among the three continuing Irish banks in not passing on to customers the negative interest rates it is being charged for exces(...)

Former taoiseach  Enda Kenny (R) drops his files before posing for the media with German chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin, November 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

In the weeks after June 2016’s Brexit vote, then-taoiseach Enda Kenny travelled to Berlin to meet with chancellor Angela Merkel. When they sat down on(...)

 A policeman receives a dose of Moderna’s vaccine in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday. The IMF says that concerns still remains about the coronavirus situation in parts of  southeast Asia. Photograph: Luong Thai Linh/EPA

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its 2021 growth forecasts for advanced economies but cut its outlook for emerging and developing coun(...)

The Bundesbank predicts the German economy is on the verge of regaining the ground lost during the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

German business confidence unexpectedly slipped in July, signaling concern that supply bottlenecks and resurgent infections could slow the recovery. (...)

In the euro area headline inflation is close to 2%, but this is influenced by Covid factors and nobody – including the ECB – believes it will hold at this level. File photograph: Getty

European Central Bank interest rates are always of vital interest to Ireland, but never more so than in the years ahead when parts of the national deb(...)

The ECB headquarters and financial district in Frankfurt. A dovish monetary policy from the central bank helped stocks rise this week. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European stocks closed at all-time highs on Friday as optimism about the earnings season and the European Central Bank’s pledge of continued monetary (...)

US markets were mixed on Thursday as a report showed jobless claims increased last week while the country still reckons with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and yields on safe-haven assets such as US treasuries were little changed.

European stocks rose for a third session on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) pledged to keep interest rates at record lows for even lon(...)

The ECB said it would not back off its efforts to support the economy even if that resulted in a “transitory” period of inflation moderately above target. Photograph: iStock

Facing unease over the spread of a more-contagious variant of the coronavirus, the European Central Bank (ECB) has said it would maintain its stimulus(...)

Photograph: iStock

European stocks extended gains for a third straight session on Thursday, as signs of a strong earnings season and expectations that the European Centr(...)

The reception on Wall Street to a succession of banks beating targets? Most of their shares fell on the day they reported. Photograph: iStock

JP Morgan, the largest bank in the US by assets, set the tone for global earnings season on Tuesday, reporting that its earnings per share soared an a(...)

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