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 Boris Johnson:  he wants to do lots of deals, not least with the US. But the logic of the promised close relationship with the EU means that deals with other countries become much harder

Why did Johnson perform the mother of all U-turns? We might ponder the mindset of Theresa May as the deal that finished her premiership makes a return(...)

When  two countries  share a common border the absence of a customs union necessitates customs checks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Robert Shiller is a Nobel prize-winning economist, famous in part thanks to his book Irrational Exuberance, which successfully predicted the bursting (...)

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist: “People are seeing globalisation as a venue by which rich corporations like Apple and Google can effectively escape taxation while hard-working citizens in France or Germany continue to pay high taxes.” Photograph: Sasha Maslov/New York Times

The late Nobel-prizewinning physicist Richard Feynman once said that nobody understands quantum mechanics. He could just as easily have said something(...)

The State’s tourism sector could be in decline, according to the boss of Fáilte Ireland, resulting from the Government’s decision to increase the hospitality VAT rate in last year’s budget

Dublin’s labour marketis now as tight as central London’s, according to a study by the Central Bank and recruitment website Indeed. The research found(...)

On Tuesday, the PwC-Irish Times Tax Summit will wrestle the most topical questions in an increasingly uncertain world. File photograph: Getty

This Week September 16th Monday Indicators: Irish exports and imports (July). Tuesday Results: Uniphar, Adobe, FedEx. Indicators: Euro zone econom(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme.

Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme that is, among many things, a monumental trawl (...)

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding and its group chief financial officer Eamonn Crowley during the publication of the bank’s 2018 results at its Grafton Street branch in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Permanent TSBis laying the groundwork for its first sale of bonds where investors could suffer losses if the bank runs into trouble in the future, eve(...)

With each step along the road to the October 31st no-deal Brexit, political chaos gets steadily worse. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

We need to remind ourselves that Brexit hasn’t happened yet. With each step along the road to the October 31st no-deal exit, political chaos gets stea(...)

 Sir Richard Branson, founder of the  Virgin Group with UFC Fighter Conor McGregor and MC Alan Shortt on the main stage of the Pendulum Summit in Dublin in  2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

India’s financial crime agency has seized control of Q City, an estimated $80 million office park in Hyderabad formerly owned by thefamily of Sean Qui(...)

Ryan Pandya (left) and Perumal Gandhi of Perfect Day, the Cork-born biotechnology company has begun selling an ice cream free of animal products, which has been developed using a lab-grown protein

The percentage of mortgage holders prepared to switch providers in search of better value has doubled in the last three years, and is significantly hi(...)

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