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The State’s spending watchdog said gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to have fallen by 15% to 21%  in April, which it said was broadly in line with the contractions seen or predicted in other countries. Photograph: PA

The Irish economy may have contracted by as much as 21 per cent in April, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac). The monthly estimate(...)

Photograph: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images

The threat of a new transatlantic trade war diminished on Friday after 137 countries agreed to continue negotiations aimed at creating rules for taxin(...)

OECD secretary general Angel Gurría (left) and French finance minister Bruno Le Maire take part in a panel session during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: EPA

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) secretary general Angel Gurría said on Thursday he is confident international corporate (...)

Young people in Ireland have among the highest levels of education in the world, according to a major new international study. Photograph: iStock

Young people in Ireland have among the highest levels of education in the world, according to a major new international study. The Paris-based Organi(...)

Leo Varadkar walks through the congress centre on day three of the World Economic Forum  in Davos, Switzerland.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe moved on Thursday to defend Ireland’s low-tax regime and €13 billion Apple case at the(...)

Prince William and David Attenborough at a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP

Donald Trump, the biggest attraction at the 2018 Davos jamboree, resorted to a satellite link-up and his favourite social media platform to keep in to(...)

Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jose Angel Gurria (left) and chief economist Laurence Boone address a press conference on the latest economic outlook. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Britain would face a sharp economic hit in a no-deal Brexit scenario and should look to maintain the “closest possible” relationship with the EU to av(...)

Most governments have not outlined how they intend to decarbonise their economies, OECD says. Photograph: iStock

The overwhelming majority of governments including Ireland have not taken necessary action to contain growing risks to the global climate, according t(...)

OECD secretary-general Ángel Gurría and Britain’s chancellor   Philip Hammond: the Paris-based think tank was accused of being “a leading advocate of Brexit pessimism”. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Philip Hammond was taking no questions on Tuesday as he dashed away from a joint press conference with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and (...)

On average, 64 per cent of students across the OECD earn money from some formal or informal activity. Photograph: Getty Images/BananaStock RF

It might be the age of bitcoin, cloud, and virtual reality – but new research suggests students cannot understand even basic financial literary. Acco(...)

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