Passengers walk under a monitor displaying information on the coronavirus, at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea.

Asian shares held their ground on Friday as trade slowed for the Lunar New Year, despite investors fears that a new coronavirus in China could spread (...)

Mothercare tumbled 11.2 per cent in London after saying the reduction in its debt owed to lenders had fallen behind expectations

Concerns over a coronavirus outbreak in China and disappointing corporate earnings took their toll on European and US markets on Thursday. European s(...)

The review will last for most of the year and span topics from the inflation target to digital money and the fight against climate change. Photograph: AFP

The European Central Bank (ECB) launched a broad review of its policy on Thursday that was likely to see new president Christine Lagarde redefine the (...)

European shares retreated from recent peaks on Monday as investors paused before launching into a week packed with economic data and the European Central Bank’s first policy meeting of the year.

European shares retreated from recent peaks on Monday as investors paused before launching into a week packed with economic data and the European Cent(...)

Noel and Valerie Moran walked away with a €266 million payout for Prepaid Financial Service. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a year of extremes in the corporate world – financial reward and glory for some; the end of the road for others. And 2019 also saw a cast of fi(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Donald Trump attend at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain on  December 4th. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Pool/Reuters

Not just the end of a year but the drawing to a close of the century’s second decade. A period that began with Barack Obama in the White House and end(...)

Probably the main channel through which the ECB action has affected the euro zone economy has been through the effect of zero interest rates on the exchange rate. Photograph: Getty Images

Since paper money became the normal medium of exchange, the dream of many a criminal has been to print their own. The US Secret Service was establishe(...)

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(...)

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, faced the press for the first time in her new role. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP

The European Central Bank has kept its policy rates unchanged and stuck to its bond-buying programme at the first monetary policymaking meeting under (...)

Photograph: iStock

European Central Bank policy makers meeting in Frankfurt this week will discuss the prospect of launching their own digital currency, according to eur(...)

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