ECB president Mario Draghi has received criticism in Germany for the Frankfurt-regulator’s QE programme, which has impacted on interest rates. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The State, which was locked out of financial markets almost a decade ago as the cost of bank bailouts soared, this week joined a growing club of Europ(...)

A commitment to clamp down on alleged unfair trade practices by China was part of President Donald Trump’s election campaign. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Financial markets are signalling serious uncertainty about the outlook for the US economy, with recession now seen as a risk. Much of this nervousnes(...)

 President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi: recognises the limitations of monetary policy in fixing the euro zone’s ills. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach

The European Central Bank will doubtless cut its overnight deposit rate even deeper than the current -0.4 per cent at its next meeting in September. T(...)

According to CSO, the most notable price declines in the year to July were for telephone services and for household-related goods and services.

Inflation fell to a 12-month low in July with overall price pressures expected to remain muted for the foreseeable future. New figures from the Centr(...)

The source of market nervousness on Monday was centred around China letting the value of its currency, the yuan, fall below $7 for the first time since 2008

The market interest rate – or yield – on Ireland’s 10-year bonds fell below zero per cent for the first time on Monday, as investors globally piled ou(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf is due to take up his new role as governor of the Central Bank next month. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Central Bank Commission discussed how to contain any potential fallout from the controversy which engulfed its incoming governor, a person familia(...)

 Federal Reserve  chairman Jerome Powell: he has had a difficult relationship with the man who appointed him Donald Trump.  Photograph: Getty Images

The decision by the US Federal Reserve board to cut its key interest rate by quarter of a point underlines that the extraordinary era of low interest (...)

The UBS move underscores how banks in Europe and the US are scrambling to prepare for a protracted spell of lower rates. File photograph: Feline Lim/Reuters

UBS plans to levy a negative interest rate on wealthy clients who deposit more than SFr2 million (€1.8 million) with its Swiss bank, as lenders hunker(...)

The fish market in Ribera, Spain. Spain’s  economy grew by 0.5%  in the second quarter,  down from 0.7%  in the first three months of the year.  Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s economy grew by just 0.2 per cent between the first and second quarter, confirming that the region’s recovery slowed over the spring o(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf was approved as Central Bank governor by the Government in May and will take up the €286,760 post in September. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg

Two former governors of the Central Bank raised concerns with senior figures in Government around the recent appointment of their successor. Both Phi(...)

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