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Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Insurer FBD was in demand, advancing 2.9 per cent to €8.50. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European shares advanced on Friday to their highest level in three months, as investors cheered reports of progress in US-China trade talks and as a E(...)

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The euro dipped towards a near two-year low on Friday after a top European Central Bank official floated the possibility of another round of long-term(...)

Philip Lane’s departure from the Central Bank would create a race for the governorship of the institution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is poised to win the State’s first executive seat at the European Central Bank (ECB), triggering a succession race t(...)

“Bitcoin accepted” sign in the window of a cafe in Zurich. Photograph: iStock

One of the top bankers in the euro zone has described bitcoin as “the evil spawn of the financial crisis”. European Central Bank executive board membe(...)

A desire to achieve greater gender balance at the ECB is seen as working in Sharon Donnery’s favour.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sharon Donnery is getting closer to becoming the euro zone’s top bank supervisor as she and her two competitors prepare for scrutiny by MEPs and the E(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

The leadership of the Single Supervisory Mechanism will change on January 1st. Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank’s next big appointment will cast a shadow that’s long enough to influence who succeeds Mario Draghi as president. Applicati(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank, is a holder of a doctorate in economics. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is unlikely to put a name forward for upcoming openings at the top of the euro-zone’s banking supervision authority, as it concentrates(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

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