Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund. “For us at the IMF, it’s imperative that trade tensions are resolved in a way satisfying for everyone,” she said on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday that China and the United States must resolve their trade tensions because th(...)

A Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protester holds the  French tricolour. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police in Paris on Wednesday, burning bins, smashing property and hurling bottles and rocks,(...)

Google’s offices on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said it is up to the European Commission to comment on any investigations it may be considering, as he declin(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that ‘given the concerns of our citizens I accept that we will have to make changes globally’.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Ireland had a “victory” this week when EU finance ministers decided to abandon – for now – the idea of imposing a special digital sales tax to increas(...)

Firms in the tourism sector,   already  feeling the pinch from a weaker sterling, have been the worst hit over Brexit as the industry relies heavily on tourism from Britain. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Some 35 per cent of SMEs in the Republic and 40 per cent in the North say they have cancelled or postponed plans to invest in their businesses due to (...)

Bono, U2 singer and co-founder of the One campaign, speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:   Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

U2 frontman and social activist Bono endeared himself to an audience of global business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday when(...)

 Prince William at a panel session in Davos.  Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller

While global leaders including US president Donald Trump, British prime minister Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron have decided against repeat visits to(...)

Fang Xinghai, vice chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, gestures as he speaks during a panel session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.   Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The slowdown in China’s growth rate to levels not seen in almost three decades “is not going to be a disaster,” a senior Chinese official said at the (...)

Prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau with his present from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whose  department spent €6,649.17 on VIP gifts  in the 11-and-a-half months to mid-December 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Charles Haughey famously gave Margaret Thatcher a teapot, Enda Kenny liked to hand out books of poems but for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sporting parapher(...)

Global stock investors took fright in early October as the US Federal Reserve signalled a possible more aggressive path for rate hikes, sending US bond yields to eight-year highs. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Stock-market Cassandras warning of impending danger were a brave species at the start of the year, as Wall Street indices hit fresh all-time highs on(...)

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