US president Donald Trump, and Xi Jinping, China’s president in Beijing 2017.  Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty

Financial markets are trying to get used to a new world – one where the old rules of interdependence and co-operation have been replaced by aggressive(...)

Brexit risk: trucks wait to be loaded onto a ferry at Dublin Port. Photograph: Artur Widak / Getty Images.

Brexit and the Republic’s €200 billion-plus national debt threaten the strong economy, ratings agency Moody’s warned on Tuesday. Moody’s, which asses(...)

A report earlier this month from the Stormont economy department warned of a possible loss of 40,000 jobs in Northern Ireland if the UK crashed out of the EU. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Boris Johnson made his way to 10 Downing Street partly on his commitment that he was prepared to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on (...)

The value of goods imports from Britain for the period also rose – by 12%  to €8.2bn. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The value of Irish good exports to Britain rose by nearly 10 per cent in the first five months of this year despite the uncertainty of Brexit and the (...)

Doing business with the UK will not just be more difficult for businesses - it will be more difficult for consumers, too

The spectre of a chaotic, no-deal Brexit in October has been catapulted to the forefront of the Irish Government’s planning as a result of the Conserv(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May will claim that she made strengthening the Union an explicit government priority. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will warn on Thursday that a no-deal Brexit could endanger the integrity of the United Kingdom, urging her successor to make protecting th(...)

Ireland is ‘by far the most exposed’ among European countries to the latest US punitive tariff plan. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is “by far the most exposed” among European countries to proposed US tariffs given the high volume of whiskey we export to the country, a lead(...)

WTO director-general Roberto Azevedos warns global trade tensions  will have consequences in increased uncertainty, lower investment and weaker trade growth. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The World Trade Organisation warned that a spike in trade restrictions by major nations is threatening to hold back the global economy. Trade coverag(...)

Boris Johnson: The apparent row with his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, during which she shouted “get off me” and “get out of my flat”, has revived questions about his  character. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

In Friends, Voters, Countrymen, Boris Johnson’s account of the 2001 general election campaign, he describes how he won the Conservative selection cont(...)

‘No way exists which combines the kind of Brexit which the DUP has supported with the absence of a trade border on the island.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

We can’t go back to the “borders of the past” has been a constant political refrain on all sides in the Brexit debate. And we probably won’t, at least(...)

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