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The peso weakened 30.3 per cent to a record low of 65 per US dollar on Monday. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/ Getty Images

Argentina’s beleaguered peso currency collapsed on Monday and inflation was expected to rise as voters flirted with a return to interventionist econom(...)

The switch to electronic trading might have blunted the banter-driven boys’ club image, but foreign exchange is still male-dominated.  Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

After her best year trading currencies, a female trader on a large US investment bank’s foreign exchange desk was expecting good news at the bonus mee(...)

US president Donald Trump, and Xi Jinping, China’s president in Beijing 2017.  Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty

Financial markets are trying to get used to a new world – one where the old rules of interdependence and co-operation have been replaced by aggressive(...)

The trade dispute has already spread beyond tariffs to other areas such as technology, and analysts caution tit-for-tat measures could widen in scope and severity

China’s central bank said on Tuesday that Washington’s decision to label Beijing as a currency manipulator would “severely damage international finan(...)

Demonstrators march to vent their frustrations over Britain’s inability to agree on a plan to leave the European Union, in London. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Significant preparation would be needed ahead of a Border poll on Irish unity, if one were to take place at some stage after Brexit, according to a ne(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau / PA

DUP leader Arlene Foster resorted to familiar tactics this week as she dismissed a chorus of calls for the UK to abandon plans to exit the EU without (...)

 Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis adjusts his tie during a parliamentary session  in Athens. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

I was wrong. Despite poll predictions of a landslide to New Democracy (ND) in last month’s elections, I didn’t think they would achieve an overall maj(...)

Ashoka Mody, economics professor at Princeton University, New Jersey, said a crackdown on tax shifting by US authorities was the most likely source of pressure on Ireland

Ireland rebounded so robustly from the financial crisis due largely to its favourable corporate tax regime, according to Ashoka Mody, the former head (...)

The IMF warned of the dangers posed by a no-deal Brexit, as well as the threat of further US-China tariffs arising from the protectionist policies being pursued by US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Free trade is the bedrock of the Irish economy but it is currently under threat from a range of forces that have the capacity to undermine our prosper(...)

Queen Elizabeth welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, where she invited him to become prime minister and form a new government. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Boris Johnson carried out a brutal cull of Theresa May’s ministers as he formed a new UK government dedicated to his goal of delivering Brexit. Mr Jo(...)

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