Outgoing president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker earned a round of applause from the hardbitten hacks. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The failure of the EU leaders to agree to opening EU accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania was a “mistake of historic proportions”, Europea(...)

Kerry ended 3.2 per cent lower at €104.00. Glanbia also joined in the decline, ending 2.6 per cent lower at €10.95.

French carmaker Renault dragged European shares lower on Friday, while the sharpest contraction in the Chinese economy in nearly three decades exacerb(...)

The IMF said a global downturn half as severe as the one spurred by the last crisis would result in $19tn of corporate debt considered ‘at risk’.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) heightened its warnings for the corporate debt market on Wednesday, as investors search for richer returns in ri(...)

  European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (L) and Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs and Taxation (R) at the start of the Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Euro zone inflation slowed in September by more than previously estimated to its lowest pace in nearly three years, the European Union statistics agen(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. The IMF said the self-inflicted wounds of the US and China’s trade war had created a ‘precarious’ economic situation. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

Global growth is set to fall this year to its slowest rate since the financial crisis, the IMF said on Tuesday, as it warned that the self-inflicted w(...)

AIB chief executive Colin Hunt has carried out his first major executive reshuffle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

AIB’s new chief executive Colin Hunt has carried out his first major executive reshuffle, naming Jim O’Keeffe as the bank’s next managing director for(...)

A Yuxinou Logistics Inc. shipping container is lowered onto a freight truck at Duisburg Intermodal Terminal (DIT) at Duisport port in Duisburg, Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German exports fell by more than expected in August, data showed on Thursday, reinforcing expectations that a manufacturing slump is pushing Europe’s(...)

Many of the borrowers earmarked for inclusion in Project Birch have paid little or nothing towards their debts for long periods. Photograph by Cyril Byrne

Majority State-owned AIB is preparing to offload thousands of distressed mortgages secured on family homes, a politically contentious step which the (...)

Investors have become more confident about the prospects for the Greek economy. Photograph: iStock

The club of countries being paid to borrow by investors has an unlikely new member: Greece. The Greek government on Wednesday sold new three-month de(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal O’Donohue at Government Buildings on budget day last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Our nearest neighbours are not the only ones who have held daft referendums. Apart from the one on abortion in 1983, the daftest one we’ve done was in(...)

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