Irish Government should make a clear commitment to bring corporate taxation out of the shadows. Photograph: Andy Wong/File/AP

There is something gothic about the Irish economy: ghosts, shadows, phantoms. For years after the great crash of 2008 its iconic image was the eerie s(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson gesticulates as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivers remarks at Government buildings.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson arrived on the steps of Government buildings this week with the tail of his shirt hanging out, and with the look of a (...)

John Moran: ‘If you look at everything I’m involved in, there’s always a challenge at the heart of it.’ Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

John Moran, the former mandarin who was at the heart of some testy exchanges with EU paymasters during Ireland’s bailout years, may be an unlikely ste(...)

Olli Rehn, governing council member of the European Central Bank and governor of the Bank of Finland, departs a council meeting ahead of the ECB rates decision in Frankfurt. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Finland, current holder of the EU presidency, will press finance ministers across the union to put climate change at the heart of their budget plans a(...)

Companies in Argentina will need permission from the central bank to access the foreign exchange market to purchase foreign currency.Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentina’s government authorised currency controls on Sunday in an about-face by President Mauricio Macri, who had previously lifted many protectioni(...)

Demonstrators take to Harare streets earlier in August. The country’s main opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change, called for protests against President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government’s management of the economy. Photograph: Getty

As Zimbabwe marks the anniversary on Monday of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first year as its elected president, recent developments in the troubled nation su(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on environment and social equality to business leaders in Paris, on the eve of the G7 summit. Photograph: Michel Spingler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron wants the three-day G7 summit that he will host in Biarritz from Saturday to “lay the foundations of a new democratic(...)

Record low yields are being fueled by rising expectations of policy easing by the European Central Bank. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Less than a decade ago, investors could barely be compensated enough to hold the bonds of Spain and Portugal for fear the nations could be severed fr(...)

Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, currently a vice-presidential candidate, casting her vote in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province on Sunday. Photograph: Walter Diaz/AFP/Getty Images

Argentina’s populist Peronist movement is poised for a spectacular return to power later this year after it registered a crushing victory in an electi(...)

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(...)

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