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Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

 Applegreen  CEO Bob Etchingham. The company is due to report results on Tuesday. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

Monday Indicators: US housing market index (Mar). Tuesday Results: Applegreen, Mincon, FedEx. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Jan), lab(...)

Philip Lane is widely seen as being well-positioned to become ECB chief economist. Photograph: Reuters

The European Parliament moved on Thursday to back Irish Central Bank governor Philip Lane to join the European Central Bank’s (ECB) executive board. (...)

The joint piece of research found that were ECB interest rates to rise by 0.25%  than around 800 homeowners, or 0.1% of the total mortgage market, would struggle to meet their repayments. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish mortgage market appears better placed to withstand a rise in European Central Bank (ECB) interest rates than it was at the height of the boo(...)

Irish banks must hold as much as three times the amount of capital reserves against mortgages as the European average, due to the loan arrears crisis after the crash. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Non-bank lenders offer the greatest hope of driving down Irish mortgage rates, as the State’s banks – charging well above the European average – must (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on Thursday. Wall Street fell for the fourth straight session, weighed down by financial and technology stocks. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A gauge of global stock markets slumped on Thursday while the dollar rose, as the European Central Bank (ECB) postponed interest rate rises to 2020 an(...)

The ECB said the new series of quarterly targeted longer-term refinancing operations would start this September and ending in March 2021. Photograph: iStock

The European Central Bank is to keep interest rates on hold until 2020 and has made a fresh offer of cheap funding for the region’s banks in a stark r(...)

Underlying inflation, closely watched by the ECB, failed to rise. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone inflation inched up last month, Eurostat said on Friday, mild comfort for the European Central Bank as it prepares fresh measures to mitigat(...)

Bank of Ireland cited rising long-term funding costs in the international capital markets as a reason why home loan rates are set to increase.

Bank of Ireland’s chief financial officer Andrew Keating expects Irish mortgage interest rates, which have fallen in the past five years, to start inc(...)

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(...)

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