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European Central Bank policy makers meeting in Frankfurt this week will discuss the prospect of launching their own digital currency, according to eur(...)

Christine Lagarde: ‘Investment is a particularly important part of the response to today’s challenges, because it is both today’s demand and tomorrow’s supply.’ Photograph: Bloomberg

The euro zone needs to create more of its economic growth at home, including via greater public investment, if it is to withstand weakness abroad and (...)

Inflationary pressure in the Irish economy remains weak with the latest official figures showing prices rose by an average of 0.7 per cent in the 12 m(...)

ECB governor Mario Draghi said the euro zone faced ‘more protracted weakness’ than previously thought. Photograph: AFP

Europe may be entering a “Japanification” phase, where growth and inflation remain sluggish or anaemic for an extended period, a senior Irish analyst (...)

Patrick Honohan was governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 2009-2015. Photograph: James Forde

The prospects of Kilmacud Crokes in the approaching Leinster semi-finals. A home defeat of the Irish football team by Norway, despite an early penalty(...)

Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. They both agree central banks should step in if inflation is weak. Photograph: Getty Images

Christine Lagarde is the surprise nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank, the body that sets monetary policy for one-fifth of t(...)

Christine Lagarde will be formally appointed in October. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Christine Lagarde is set to be confirmed in October as the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), after the region’s finance ministers for(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central bank of Ireland, believes a Brexit deal will happen.

Central Bank of Ireland governor Philip Lane believes the UK and the European Union will eventually agree on a withdrawal deal, with a long transition(...)

Philip Lane’s departure from the Central Bank would create a race for the governorship of the institution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is poised to win the State’s first executive seat at the European Central Bank (ECB), triggering a succession race t(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank still intends to cap its bond-buying by year-end and leave room for an interest-rate increase late next year, even amid moun(...)

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