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ECB president Mario Draghi: he  has signalled  that all options are on the table, including a potential restart of quantitative easing. Photograph:  Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

Euro area inflation was weaker than initially reported in July, raising pressure on European Central Bank policy-makers to consider more stimulus in S(...)

Financial markets have been rattled this week by data  from both Germany and China. Photograph: iStock

The market interest rate on Irish Government bonds plunged to a fresh all-time low on Thursday on talk of more aggressive than expected stimulus measu(...)

Cadbury’s moon landing recreation: one small step for chocolate-makers, one sweet treat for mankind. Photograph: Jacob King/PA

Image of the week: Chocolate moon Tomorrow marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong beat Buzz Aldrin by about 20 minutes to become the first man on the mo(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: “Weidmann is a convinced European and an experienced central banker and therefore suitable” Photograph:  Reuters

Jean-Claude Juncker has said he “would not mind” a German becoming head of the European Central Bank, in a sign that the European Commission president(...)

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely  candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, according to economists

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely – but not necessarily the best – candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as presiden(...)

The leadership of the Single Supervisory Mechanism will change on January 1st. Photograph: Reuters

The European Central Bank’s next big appointment will cast a shadow that’s long enough to influence who succeeds Mario Draghi as president. Applicati(...)

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Germany’s economy grew at the weakest pace in more than a year at the start of 2018, part of a slowdown across the euro area that the European Central(...)

‘Yes Minister’ stars Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds.

John Murphy bowed out as secretary general of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise this week and he told some great yarns about his time in the Civil(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the banking inquiry would be able to set a realistic deadline if they knew the date of the next general election. Photograph Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to name the date of the next general election to allow the Oireachtas banking inquiry c(...)

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