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 Donald Trump: no other US president has allied himself so closely to the stock market. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Until recently, it was hard to stop Donald Trump boasting about soaring stock prices. “We’re setting a record literally all the time,” he said last mo(...)

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe delivered a speech entitled ‘The new, new economy’.

Economic activity in the Republic in 2016 was almost a third lower than the GDP figure published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Minister for (...)

The “Trump bump” has been real. And despite all the noise and fury of the Trump administration, volatility on the market has been at its lowest  for years. Photograph: Getty Images

The election of Donald Trump as US president was greeted with forecasts of the economic dangers his policies would bring. One year after his inaugurat(...)

Comedian and broadcaster Al Porter described his conduct as “in keeping with my flamboyant and outrageous public persona”.

This bears repeating. No one in this State is entitled to protection from being offended. A Claire Byrne Live survey this year suggested that nearly s(...)

Traders on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, as  Donald Trump delivers a televised statement from the White House.  Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump just cannot stop tweeting about how he is making the stock market great again. Unfortunately, Trump’s understanding about how the market (...)

Bertie Ahern probably still thinks the financial crisis was all down to Lehman Brothers

Some Marxists think that capitalism died 10 years ago this month when a couple of obscure hedge funds blew up, generating few headlines outside the fi(...)

According to Thomas Piketty, if the rate of profit (r) is greater than growth (g), the income of the most advantaged will accelerate faster than average income from work. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Very few equations, especially from the so-called dismal science, have appeared on T-shirts. There was a rare instance, not long ago, when the formula(...)

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen waves to supporters during her rally in   Villepinte, near Paris, on Monday. Photograph: François Mori/AP

Marine Le Pen, the candidate for the extreme right-wing Front National (FN) portrayed her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron as the embodiment of finan(...)

It seems implausible that 4,000 units have been completed over the past 12 months and now remain idle. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ireland has managed to get itself a reputation for producing statistics of questionable quality, relevance and accuracy in recent years. In the econom(...)

Iceland’s weak krona has helped to fuel a tourism boom. Photograph: Reuters

The end of Iceland’s nine years of capital controls this week is an occasion to celebrate for Icelandic businesses – and for those economists who, lik(...)

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