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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(...)

The Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is to headline the 2019 Kilkenomics festival.  File photograph: Franck Robichon/Reuters.

The Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is to participate in the 2019 Kilkenomics festival. Krugman is the autho(...)

US senator Bernie Sanders: said that his policies were now supported “by a majority of Americans”.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The announcement that Bernie Sanders is to run for president for a second time has livened up the Democratic contest to take on President Donald Trump(...)

The euro is now the currency of 340 million people in 19 countries and internationally meets the key criteria of wide acceptability as a means of exchange and as a store of value. Photograph: iStock

Sometimes European politics has found a way to take a step forward. At a summit of European Union leaders in the Dutch town of Maastricht in December (...)

Bitcoin has lost 80 per cent of its value in the last year. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

A year ago this week, the price of bitcoin peaked at almost $20,000. Since then, the biggest bubble in financial history has burst spectacularly, with(...)

The new Irish Ferries’ cruise ferry Ulysses arriving into Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke

Back in 2016 a significant coterie of economists, including Paul Krugman, forecast an instant recession in the UK if it voted to leave the EU, a predi(...)

The Republic’s unemployment rate trebled to more than 15% in the four years to early 2012. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Republic’s economy – measured by gross domestic product (GDP) – is now officially 50 per cent larger than it was in 2007, before the Celtic Tiger (...)

 Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange on September 15th, 2008, in New York City, US. File photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On Monday September 15th, 2008, Americans woke to the news that Lehman Brothers, one of the giants of US banking, was filing for bankruptcy. TV screen(...)

In 2013, analyst Tim Lee forecast that the Turkish lira, then trading at 1.9 to the US dollar, would collapse to 7.2. The 7 level was breached last month. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

A financial crisis is bad enough, but how would you feel if you were warned in advance but did nothing? How would you feel upon hearing those four dre(...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, at its offices on Baggot Street, Dublin this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy is strumming a different tune these days but it has nothing to do with his bullish outlook on the Irish economy, whic(...)

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