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(...)

Cadbury’s moon landing recreation: one small step for chocolate-makers, one sweet treat for mankind. Photograph: Jacob King/PA

Image of the week: Chocolate moon Tomorrow marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong beat Buzz Aldrin by about 20 minutes to become the first man on the mo(...)

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(...)

Boris Johnson, former UK foreign secretary, gestures during the final Conservative Party leadership hustings held at the ExCel Centre in London . Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country’s budget deficit next year, the watchdog for(...)

Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

G7 finance ministers will have the growing powers of big digital firms in their sights when they meet on Wednesday outside Paris despite divisions abo(...)

  Christine Lagarde: “I have made this decision in the best interest of the Fund, as it will expedite the selection process for my successor.” Photograph: Reuters

Christine Lagarde will leave the International Monetary Fund in September, as her nomination to lead Europe’s central bank gathers pace. In a stateme(...)

“Completing EMU will require some form of fiscal integration in the end.”

Policymaking is generally a messy business. Those in the thick of it know that it rarely starts from a clean slate but is bound by past decisions. Tho(...)

 Emirati forces – trained recruits of the Yemeni army – perform combat training in Yemen in 2017. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/EPA

The United Arab Emirates is cutting troop numbers in Yemen and shifting from a “military-first strategy” to a “peace-first strategy” for the war-devas(...)

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, the ECB’s newly-installed chief economist, has excellent academic credentials – including a PhD from  Harvard – while Christine Lagarde lacks an economics qualification. Photograph: Tom Honan

Christine Lagarde’s surprise nomination last week as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) next president has sent financial market participants scramblin(...)

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