Graffiti referring to the Greek deb outside the Academy of Athens building in the Greek capital. File photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greece and its creditors have agreed on the next steps for completing the country’s final bailout review, a key milestone for exiting the program and (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting  British prime minister Theresa May on May 17th on the sidelines of an EU and Western Balkan heads-of-state summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo

We’re just over a month away now from a key European Council summit at which the UK must present a way to avoid a hard border between the Republic and(...)

Anti-establishment  Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio and   far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini: expected to meet President Sergio Mattarella on Monday. Photographs: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s two anti-establishment parties on Friday promised to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collisi(...)

The Central Bank said the level of mortgage activity needed to be “carefully monitored”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The current growth in mortgage lending, if it persists, could pose a systemic risk to the Irish economy, Central Bank researchers have warned. Even w(...)

Michael Hasenstab, the chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton’s global macro team

Franklin Templeton’s Michael Hasenstab came to Argentina’s aid this week, lending Buenos Aires more than $2.25 billion (€1.9 billion) in a discrete ca(...)

On this week’s Inside Business podcast, the team  discusses why Pascal Donohoe should listen to the IMF. Photograph: Reuters

The International Monetary Fund has urged the Government not to cut taxes in the upcoming budget, to protect against future fiscal shocks. On this we(...)

Photograph: iStock

Germany’s economy grew at the weakest pace in more than a year at the start of 2018, part of a slowdown across the euro area that the European Central(...)

Currency exchange values on the buy-sell board of a bureau de exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph: Getty Images

The Argentine peso fell to a record low as the central bank changed its strategy to protect the currency and the International Monetary Fund said it w(...)

 The IMF said the Government risked over-stimulating an already fast-growing economy with tax cuts

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Government not to cut taxes in the upcoming budget, warning it risked “over-stimulating” Ireland’s(...)

Eurobank deputy CEO Stavros at the offices of the bank’s start-up accelerator programme EGG in Athens, Greece, in February. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Greek student Stavros Tsompanidis was walking on a beach when he saw a business idea in the piles of dried-up seagrass. He decided to recycle it to m(...)

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