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The president of the European Central Bank (ECB) and chairman of the European Systemic Risk Board Mario Draghi.

The European Central Bank kept policy unchanged on Thursday and ECB chief Mario Draghi is expected to play down worries over recent softness in the eu(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  . Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares steadied on Tuesday as a batch of company updates failed to set a clear trend and chipmakers were weighed down by a warning of a down(...)

A trader passes the word on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Stock markets peaked three months ago this week and it’s been pretty stressful ever since. The S&P 500 has been marked by a serious escalation in(...)

President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on April 9th. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The US is heading for trillion-dollar annual budget deficits from 2020 as Republican-led tax cuts and higher public spending strain the nation’s finan(...)

 New York Stock Exchange: Some weeks back, everyone was worrying the US economy might overheat. Now, everyone’s worrying about a recession.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The Faangs, the tech stocks that have led this bull market higher, have had a torrid time lately. The Fang+ index – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, (...)

Shares in Amazon fell significantly on Wednesday (above) but tech shares recovered in early trading on Thursday

US stock index futures rose on Thursday, as investors await key inflation data and as beaten down technology stocks posted slim gains after a roller c(...)

For the whole of 2017, the US economy grew 2.3 per cent compared to 2016. Photograph: iStock

The US economy expanded at a faster clip in the final quarter of 2017 than initially thought, data on Wednesday showed as consumer spending increased (...)

The banks in Ireland have  maintained  the higher rates  here reflect the elevated risk of lending into the Irish market but in reality the premium is there to compensate for loss-making tracker portfolios

The gouging of variable rate mortgage holders by Irish banks may soon be at an end, but there’s a sting in the tail. Since the crash banks here have (...)

US steel and aluminium stocks were punished after the US granted the EU and several other leading trading powers a reprieve from heavy US tariffs on imports of those metals. Photograph: PA Wire

The Dow Jones briefly re-entered correction territory on Thursday after industrials and steel stocks tumbled following the Trump administration’s pla(...)

US president Donald Trump listens to remarks by US trade representative Robert Lighthizer before signing a memorandum on intellectual property tariffs on high-tech goods from China, at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Concerns about trade sent European shares tumbling on Thursday as the US prepared to announce hefty tariffs on Chinese imports, with banks, basic reso(...)

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