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CRH was a bright spot on the day, rising 1.6 per cent to €30.74. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares advanced for a second session on Wednesday as the market cheered robust corporate earnings news and the US Federal Reserve reassured i(...)

Former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke have voiced varying degrees of concern about America’s ability to combat another financial meltdown.

Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson all voiced varying degrees of concern about the ability of the United States to combat another financ(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell giving his testimony on the US economy. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

Both Wall Street and Europe saw shares rise on Tuesday as stocks were buoyed by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s optimistic view on the US eco(...)

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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices weighing on energy shares, while the dollar dipped ahead of Federa(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Fund managers are overweight US equities for the first time in 15 months. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global fund managers are flocking to American stocks but are finally souring on Europe, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest fund manager survey. Fund(...)

The banks in Ireland have  maintained  the higher rates  here reflect the elevated risk of lending into the Irish market but in reality the premium is there to compensate for loss-making tracker portfolios

The gouging of variable rate mortgage holders by Irish banks may soon be at an end, but there’s a sting in the tail. Since the crash banks here have (...)

US President Donald Trump speaks before signing a presidential memorandum targeting trade with China.

President Donald Trump took his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods in a move tha(...)

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A sell-off in technology shares that began Monday in Asia and picked up pace in the US began to ease Tuesday, as investors mull the potential for weak(...)

Jerome Powell: Investors, accustomed to “dovish” former Fed chiefs such as Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan, may have been disconcerted by Powell’s “demeanour and forcefulness”. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Fears that the Federal Reserve may be about to speed up its rate-hiking cycle continue to spook global markets, as evidenced by last week’s reaction t(...)

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Asian shares extended losses on Wednesday as weak Chinese and Japanese manufacturing data revived worries about global growth amid anxiety over faster(...)

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