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Investors are expecting the ECB to restart its asset purchase programme. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares opened higher on Wednesday, bolstered by China’s move to exempt some US goods from additional tariffs, the latest sign that a prolonge(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during a high-level forum on debt at the Finance ministry in Paris in May 2019. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Government continues to favour a global approach to a digital sales tax, in spite of France’s decision to push ahead unilaterally with a tax on Fa(...)

Christine Lagarde: being the unlikely candidate has consistently been the making of her. Photograph: Saul Loeb

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” Christine Lagarde said last year when asked if she was interested in running the European Central Bank (ECB). What she meant(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: Joan Burton called for the process of appointing Mr Makhlouf as governor of the Cental Bank to be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, where he is head of the treasury.

The recruitment process to pick the next Central Bank of Ireland governor cost €70,236, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has disclosed, as his cho(...)

New Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf  ‘has been appointed under law’. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty

The process of appointing new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf should be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, (...)

Gabriel Makhlouf is facing an inquiry during his final weeks as a senior official in the New Zealand finance ministry. Photograph: Bloomberg.

The Labour Party has called for the appointment of the new Central Bank governor to be put on hold until an investigation into his actions in New Zeal(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was left without a majority coalition failed to reach a compromise on the question of drafting the ultra-Orthodox into the army. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel will hold a new election on September 17th after prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed to meet the Wednesday midnight deadline to form a gov(...)

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund. “For us at the IMF, it’s imperative that trade tensions are resolved in a way satisfying for everyone,” she said on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday that China and the United States must resolve their trade tensions because th(...)

The collapse this week of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank brings to an end German attempts to create a national champion in the banking sector to rival competitors such as JP Morgan and Citigroup. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

Pssst! Anybody want to buy a German bank? Two for sale, cheap at the price. All offers considered. Contact O Scholz, finance ministry, Berlin. No time(...)

The Norwegian oil fund would dispose of about $7.5 billion of oil and gas companies focused purely on exploration and production under the proposal from the government in Oslo.

Norway’s $1 trillion (€890 billion) sovereign wealth fund is set to sell out of a host of oil and gas companies but stop short of abandoning the bigge(...)

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