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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(...)

Theresa May: It is bizarre that her pursuit of a hard Brexit is not seen as the biggest mistake of her premiership to date. Photograph: EPA

It is with much astonishment that we learn “the biggest mistake of Theresa May’s premiership to date” was not the plan to pursue hard Brexit at any ec(...)

US president Donald  Trump with a US marine while seeing off Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu  following their meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Did I forget to tell you? Donald Trump is a monster. He’s an idiot, a liar, a narcissist, a sex maniac, a torturer, a xenophobe. Come to that, he is a(...)

Donald Trump-induced trade disruptions are a possibility in 2017, says BlackRock’s Larry Fink. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

It has been four months since the S&P 500 suffered a daily loss of at least 1 per cent, the longest streak since 2006. With stocks hitting fresh a(...)

US president Donald Trump: his economic policies are all about empowering ethically challenged businesses to cheat and exploit the little guy. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty

People keep saying that Donald Trump is a populist. I do not think that word means what they think it means. Okay, it’s true that the so-called presi(...)

The CSO convened a review group, chaired by Central Bank governor Philip Lane, to address the problem

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) aims to remove the “leprechaun” from Irish economics with a modified measure of economic growth that adjusts for t(...)

US president Donald Trump,  stands with Theresa May, UK prime minister, while arriving at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s unedifying rush to embrace Donald Trump exposes several paradoxes about economic policy, the most prominent being their respective view(...)

 Donald Trump: The media is beginning to realise that   a neutral voice is a lame tool. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

There was a time when journalists who had left the industry for professional politics and then returned, were obliged to undergo quarantine – work at (...)

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