People fishing in the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell won’t be kept company by his European Central Bank and Bank of Japan counterparts at this year’s Jackson Hole p(...)

Haruhiko Kuroda: the Bank of Japan governor is attempting, like his counterparts across the world, to jump-start inflation.

For years, central banks across the world worried about inflation getting too high. In the past few years they have faced an even more intractable ch(...)

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda. The bank’s board pledged to expand the monetary base until inflation is stable above the 2 per cent target. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

The Bank of Japan shifted the focus of its monetary stimulus away from a rigid target for expanding the supply of money to controlling the shape of yi(...)

Haruhiko Kuroda, the governor of the Bank of Japan. He signalled that the Bank of Japan stands ready to ease monetary policy further. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian shares rose on Monday after a weaker-than-expected US jobs report prompted investors to trim expectations that the Federal Reserve would rise i(...)

Ryanair was one of the biggest gainers among European equities, rallying 6.1 per cent on Monday after maintaining its full-year profit forecast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European stocks rose on Monday while oil maintained its losses after sliding to the lowest close since May. Gold extended its first back-to-back week(...)

Fyffes lost 2.2 per cent in early trading in Dublin on Friday

The Iseq stood out as a bright spot in a weaker overall European equities markets in early Friday trading as the index’s largest member, CRH, raised i(...)

Ryanair was among the climbers on Wednesday, gaining 3.1 per cent in early trading in Dublin

Irish shares, the most beaten-down market globally after the Brexit shock, continued a relief rally in late trading on Wednesday. The Iseq index rose(...)

Commuters pass outside the Bank of England in London on Friday morning Photograph: AFP

Mark Carney said the Bank of England is ready to pump billions of pounds into the financial system as he stands at the front line of Britain’s defence(...)

 A Total petrol  station in Paris. It could be a difficult year for many oil producers, according to Fitch Ratings, which estimates the aggregate earnings of seven major oil companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will fall 22 per cent in 2016.

Stocks are struggling to make headway and bond prices are firmer as a rising dollar and weaker oil prices provide an excuse for a breather after Wall (...)

 An elderly woman holding her pet dog talks on a mobile phone after a second earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 1,000 and trapping people(...)

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