The European commission proposed a 3 per cent tax on revenues in March from Apple, Facebook, Google and other companies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Austria is stepping up plans for an EU-wide digital tax on big tech companies such as Apple and Google, despite opposition from within the bloc. Hart(...)

Mario Draghi was appearing before the committee as chairman of the European Systemic Risk Board.

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has linked the current spike in Irish property prices to “the search for yield by international investors”. (...)

As employment picks up, workers get pickier and firms have to pay more, and therefore wages should rise. Image: iStock

“Wageless growth” is how the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) described it – the return to pre-crisis levels of employmen(...)

Ireland is host to some of the biggest tech firms in the world, including Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, and there presence here has led to a rapid increase in national income.

“Superstar” tech firms could be to blame for sluggish wage growth in advanced economies since the crash, according to the Organisation for Economic Co(...)

 US president Donald Trump placed tariffs of 25 per cent on steel and the 10 per cent levy on aluminium.

“FAIR TRADE!” screamed a tweet from you-know-who at about 10.30pm on Thursday. US president Donald Trump, who is known for neither his grasp of nuanc(...)

President Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron have contrasting views on free trade. File Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

President Emmanuel Macron and US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross laid out conflicting arguments in the trade dispute between Europe and the United S(...)

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is the latest to warn that the Irish economy is showing signs of overheating and that(...)

Sharon Donnery: she argued in favour of banks setting aside a so-called countercyclical capital buffer “early in the cycle so as to ensure sufficient resilience is built up”

The Central Bank has put the State’s lenders on notice that they face having to set aside additional capital to protect themselves from shock losses i(...)

OECD headquarters in Paris. The agency predicted economic activity here would remain robust in the near term, fuelled by “solid employment growth and consumption”, before gradually easing. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

“Persistently” high private debt levels pose a serious risk to Ireland’s economic outlook, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (...)

In its report, the OECD  raised the prospect of “another property bubble” if the current rate of annual house-price growth continued

Signs of overheating have begun to emerge in the Irish economy, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has warned. In its l(...)

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