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The IMF said a global downturn half as severe as the one spurred by the last crisis would result in $19tn of corporate debt considered ‘at risk’.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) heightened its warnings for the corporate debt market on Wednesday, as investors search for richer returns in ri(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue is visiting the US capital to attend the autumn meetings of the IMF. Photographer: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue is to raise concerns about new tariffs imposed by the United States on European exports, including Irish food pr(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. The IMF said the self-inflicted wounds of the US and China’s trade war had created a ‘precarious’ economic situation. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

Global growth is set to fall this year to its slowest rate since the financial crisis, the IMF said on Tuesday, as it warned that the self-inflicted w(...)

Bank of America, PayPal and Netflix post their reults on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

MONDAY Results: GW Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Irish trade statistics (Jul); Euro-zone industrial production (Aug). Meetings: Brexit: Are We in (...)

A ‘Red Brigade’ tableaux at  Marble Arch in London at an opening ceremony to Extinction Rebellion’s  fortnight of environmental protest. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Image of the week: Red mood The green movement has gone red. Extinction Rebellion events around the world often include a subset of white-painted pro(...)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Quito on Monday following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices following the authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. Photograph: Rodrigo Bundia/AFP via Getty Images

Ecuador’s government has decamped from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil after five days of violent protests over fuel price rises(...)

Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice-president Joe Biden: his rivals for the nomination do not want to evoke public sympathy for him. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

As Democrats proceed with their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the controversy has drawn in another senior political figure. Former (...)

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi.  Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has thrown his weight behind French president Emmanuel Macron’s call for fiscal transfers between eurozon(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Budgetary Oversight Committee the Bill governing  use of the contingency fund “would allow me to use that funding to deal with those [Brexit] consequences”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Using the State’s “rainy day fund” for Brexit planning would “lead to moral hazard”, according to briefing notes prepared by officials in the Departme(...)

Egyptian protesters  shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration in downtown Cairo. Photograph:  EPA

The centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo was on Sunday gripped by a heavy police presence following protests in the city’s iconic Tahrir Square and ot(...)

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