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The NTMA, which manages the Government debt, auctioned €600 million of 10-year bonds and €400 million of 15-year debt

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold 10-year bonds on Thursday at a record-low interest rate of 0.136 per cent, reflecting growing expe(...)

Superdry saw shares decline after its new management team pledged to return to profitable growth, as it posted a significant loss. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

European shares closed lower for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as concerns about trade tensions and a weak global economy highlighted by US F(...)

Jerome Powell will present remarks and take questions from members of the US house of representatives financial services committee this afternoon. Photograph: Getty Images

Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy “continue to weigh on the US economic outlook” and the Federal Reserve stands ready to “act as a(...)

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and President Michael D Higgins in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins couldn’t resist a little dig at the UK this week as he kicked off his three-day state visit to Germany. Higgins, during lu(...)

The US jobless rate ticked up to 3.7 per cent from a half-century low of 3.6 per cent while average hourly earnings increased 3.1 per cent from a year earlier.

The US economy added more jobs in June than it has in any other month this year, easing concerns of an impending slowdown and reducing the chance of a(...)

Federal Reserve chief  Jerome Powell  has come under pressure from markets and Donald Trump to cut rates. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Stocks may be flying high in 2019 but analysts aren’t nearly as cheery as investors right now. According to Citigroup’s earnings revisions index, anal(...)

US president Donald Trump: took to Twitter to bash the Fed.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Donald Trump’s desire for interest rate cuts is clearly shared by investors. Markets now expect three rate cuts in 2019, a prospect which has helped d(...)

Investors were alarmed by US president Donald Trump’s recent threat to keep hiking tariffs on Mexico if it doesn’t take steps to stop illegal immigration to the US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump has been quick to take the credit for stock market gains during his presidency but 2017’s talk of a “Trump bump” is long gone, with inve(...)

The Republic’s debt management agency sold the bonds at a price that will yield investors an annual interest rate of 0.297 per cent.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold €1 billion of 10-year bonds on Thursday – for less than a third of the market interest rate set fo(...)

President Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The S&P 500 enjoyed its biggest one-day gain since January last Tuesday after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell indicated he was open to cutting(...)

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