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Sometimes it pays not to stick your finger in the air and be greedy when others are fearful. File photograph: Reuters

A year ago, investors were fleeing stocks as indices endured their most dramatic declines since the end of the global financial crisis. But 2019 has t(...)

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

It was a weak day for financial stocks, with Bank of Ireland closing down 3.4 per cent at €4.35. Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares retreated from four-year highs on Wednesday, as ambiguity over a US-China trade deal and intensifying unrest in Hong Kong kept investo(...)

Irish shares rallied  as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johnson getting his EU withdrawal deal over the line

Irish shares rallied in the final hours of trading on Monday as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johns(...)

The economy created 95,000 more jobs in August and September than previously estimated

US job growth slowed less than expected in October as the drag from a strike at General Motors was offset by gains elsewhere, while hiring in the prio(...)

Members of the Libra project were due to meet in Geneva on Monday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Booking Holdings, the company behind the travel websites Booking.com and Priceline.com, became the latest company to confirm that it is pulling out of(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a key congressional committee that deals with the finance industry later this month, the (...)

 Mike Ashley: Almost a third of Sports Direct’s independent shareholders voting against the controversial billionaire’s re-election as director. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The last decade has been lousy for value stocks. The easiest way to make money has been to bet on momentum – to buy rising stocks and sell losing stoc(...)

US president Donald Trump:  He is no longer merely venting on Twitter, but using his tweets as a policy tools. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Scarcely a week passes without stock markets being roiled by a tweet from Donald Trump. How big a threat is the volatile US president to stock markets(...)

US Fed chair Jerome Powell and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney at the symposium in Jackson Hole.

Global central bank chiefs know their job is to keep the economy out of the ditch. What became clear at the US Federal Reserve’s central banking conf(...)

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