The debt acquired and cancelled yesterday was a floating rate treasury bond that had been due to mature on June 18th, 2047. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Central Bank has sold a further €500 million tranche of debt connected with the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank. The latest transaction brings to €9.(...)

A rise of between 1 and 2 per cent in interest rates reduces a borrower’s disposable income after debt repayments by between 2 and 4 per cent, the ESRI has warned. Photograph: iStock

Irish consumers could feel the pinch of a European Central Bank (ECB) interest rate rise more than those in other European economies as a result of ou(...)

By midday Monday, traders had swapped more than 3,000 Cboe contracts as prices swung more than $3,000 per bitcoin. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

More than $50 million worth of bitcoin futures traded on their first day in financial markets, representing a modest but significant sum for derivativ(...)

Bitcoin has been likened to Dante’s Inferno by the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland. As the digital currency surged towards $16,000, Sir Howard(...)

The public sector purchase programme sees the Eurosystem buying €60bn worth of bonds a month. Photograph: Reuters

The Republic is one of the two countries most affected by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) asset purchase programme, a report from ratings agency Moo(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Sterling recovered somewhat on Tuesday on the back of a softening about the likelihood for a Brexit deal. Dublin Shares in AIB ended the day up almo(...)

The ECB overbought Irish bonds to the tune of around €400 million in November. Photograph: iStock

The largest overbuying of government bonds in November by the European Central Bank (ECB) was on Irish bonds, data released by the bank shows. While (...)

AIB has set aside as much as €190 million in recent years to deal with refunds compensation and legal and professional costs linked to cases where customers were either wrongly denied a cheap mortgage linked to the European Central Bank rate, or put on the wrong rate. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Shares in AIB surged to the highest level since their summer flotation as the bank eased concerns it will have to set aside “material” further provisi(...)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen: academic heavyweight whose expertise helped guide her through what has been a tumultuous decade in financial markets. Photograph: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The biggest risk facing global markets today is a mistake in monetary policy by the Federal Reserve or the European Central Bank (ECB), according to B(...)

 Professor Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick Honohan, picked by the Government in 2009 to sort out the Central Bank and the State’s lenders as it grappled with the financial crisis, settl(...)

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