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UK chancellor Sajid Javid. “His message to UK business was clear  – the UK was getting ready to diverge from EU rules.” Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

This time next week the UK will have left the European Union. You will hardly notice, bar reports of whatever show Nigel Farage and his pals put on in(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen:  held a bilateral meeting with US president Donald Trump at the Alpine resort of Davos on Tuesday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen have vowed to press ahead quickly to reach a trade deal and ease tens(...)

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan: took a swipe at the “phase one” China trade deal signed by Donald Trump on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer

Fresh from his appointment as EU trade commissioner, Phil Hogan made his first trip to Washington as Europe’s top trade official this week. There wa(...)

Economic growth and tax revenues have exceeded forecasts during the term of the outgoing government, but some very significant risks remain. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Over the next week the political parties will reveal their full manifestos for the forthcoming general election, including their projections and plans(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: anticipated slowdown in  corporation tax receipts would  cease to turbo-charge public coffers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are keeping their powder dry on their economic plans until next week, but even at this early stage – following press confere(...)

Phil Hogan hit out at the US for its characterisation of the trade imbalance between the EU and the United States

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has warned Britain that negotiations with the United States over a trade deal post-Brexit will be more difficult than expec(...)

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  in Brussels, Belgium, last week. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has arrived in Washington for his first visit to the US capital as Europe’s top trade official, amid ongoing tensions(...)

Phil Hogan: “Dublin, London and Brussels need to be inclusive and careful in addressing the sensitivities of all stakeholders in Northern Ireland.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan is now a powerful and influential figure on the world stage, representing the interests of the 450 million people who(...)

A worker loading palm oil fruits onto a truck at a plantation in the Nagan Raya district in Aceh province.  Indonesia has filed a WTO lawsuit against the EU over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the trade ministry said. Photograph:   CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images

Indonesia has filed a lawsuit at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union, claiming the bloc’s restrictions on palm oil-based bio(...)

Oscar-winning Lord David Puttnam, left, Seamus Hand, managing partner KPMG, Ian Hyland, publisher Business & Finance Media and Mario Draghi, former president of the European Central Bank at the 45th annual Business & Finance Awards at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Mario Draghi received the Sutherland Leadership Award and Oscar-winning Lord David Puttnam received the TK Whitaker Award. Picture Conor McCabe

Former European Central Bank president Mario Draghi told business leaders in Dublin on Thursday evening that Europe must pull closer together to uphol(...)

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