Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

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Greece on Tuesday plans to mark a milestone in its recovery from a bruising financial crisis when it sells 10-year debt for the first time in nine ye(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko: there are claims he has  failed to tackle graft and governs through backroom deals with cronies. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s reform record is under fresh scrutiny a month before he seeks re-election, after his country’s top court quashe(...)

US president Donald Trump says he is doing ‘very well’ with China. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks be(...)

A group of Egyptian lawmakers raise their hands to vote during a parliament session to discuss and vote on proposed constitutional amendments in Cairo on Thursday. Photograph: Khaled Mashaal/EPA

The Egyptian parliament approved sweeping measures on Thursday that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to extend his leadership until 2034, fu(...)

Firms in the tourism sector,   already  feeling the pinch from a weaker sterling, have been the worst hit over Brexit as the industry relies heavily on tourism from Britain. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Some 35 per cent of SMEs in the Republic and 40 per cent in the North say they have cancelled or postponed plans to invest in their businesses due to (...)

Derville Rowland: “We believe that creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.”

A lack of diversity at senior levels in financial institutions leads to increased risks, the director general of financial conduct at the Central Bank(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko takes a selfie with students in Kiev after saying he will run again in the next election in March. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has announced that he will run for re-election in March, to keep pursuing integration with the West while resisti(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

Riot police clash with opposition demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures in the Venezuelan military came out in support of President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday, a day after the US said it no longer recognised(...)

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