The price of bitcoin has more than doubled from its post-crash low. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Bitcoin jumped above $7,000 (€6,230) as its longest winning streak since 2013 continued to rekindle the global cryptocurrency market. Monday’s 16 per(...)

Former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan: “Although there were better options than the blanket guarantee, none of them would have saved anything like all of the €35bn  or so that those banks cost us.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A month into the job as minister for finance, Brian Lenihan arranged in June 2008 to meet Trinity College Dublin economics professor Patrick Honohan. (...)

Chinese shares, less exposed to global market volatility due to strict capital controls, dropped less sharply than Hong Kong ones.  Photograph: iStock

Hong Kong stocks joined a wide slump in Asia on Thursday morning, after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates and signalled a faster-than-expec(...)

Minister of State for Finance Eoghan Murphy: “There is still an impression that Ireland and the UK are one,” he said on a visit to  Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Leading players in Asia’s financial sector are keen to understand what lies ahead for business in Europe post-Brexit, Minister of State for Finance Eo(...)

A trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): summer is over and business is back with a bang. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

With the first debate of the US presidential campaign, a Group of 20 (G20) central bank interest-rate announcement nearly every other trading day and (...)

 HSBC headquarters beside Standard Chartered Bank  in Hong Kong. The bank has opted to keep its global HQ in London

Global banking giant HSBC has decided to keep its headquarters in Britain, rejecting the option of shifting its centre of gravity back to its main pro(...)

The ECB  has kept its main refinancing rate static at 0.05 per cent since September 2014. Irish deposit rates, however, have slumped in the interim.  Photograph: Arne Dedert/EPA

Europe’s monetary authority may be keeping its dovish tone on the outlook for inflation in the euro zone, as per yesterday’s pronouncement, but no cha(...)

HSBC Holdings’s shares jumped the most since 2011 in Hong Kong after a newspaper reported that the lender may spin off its UK retail bank and the comp(...)

“There are at least three ways in which small countries offer a valuable perspective on what is to come.” Photograph: Getty Images

Some will argue that Ireland’s recent aloof attitude to Greece has been misplaced in that it squanders an opportunity for a stronger, collective push (...)

 Policemen resting at the end of the first day of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Central, in Hong Kong. Photograph: EPA

Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub today, one (...)

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