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Central Bank governor Philip Lane has been widely considered the leading name to succeed ECB chief economist Peter Praet when he steps down early next year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was certain his calculation to pull his man from the race for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank (E(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi. The bank stressed the need for “patience” in removing monetary support too quickly.  Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Central Bank has become increasingly confident that it can wean the euro zone off some of its crisis-era support without endangering the (...)

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(...)

The single currency slumped nearly 1.9 per cent on Thursday, its largest one-day fall since Britain’s June 2016 Brexit vote shock. Photograph: iStock

The euro on Friday was headed for its worst weekly loss in 19 months after a cautious European Central Bank signalled it will keep interest rates at r(...)

The most significant monthly change affecting the Irish CPI was an increase in the cost of transport,  reflecting higher oil prices internationally. Photograph: Getty Images

Inflationary pressure in the Irish economy remains weak, with the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) showing prices nationally rose by just 0.4 per cen(...)

Photograph: iStock

A global stocks rally extended its run in Asia Thursday on confidence the global economic expansion remains intact and continuing momentum in US techn(...)

The ECB currently intends to keep buying debt at a pace of €30 billion a month until at least September. Photograph: iStock

European Central Bank chief economist Peter Praet has confirmed that next week’s policy meeting will be pivotal for reaching a decision on when to end(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank, is a holder of a doctorate in economics. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is unlikely to put a name forward for upcoming openings at the top of the euro-zone’s banking supervision authority, as it concentrates(...)

Philip Lane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Failure to secure the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank will have been a blow to the ambitions of Central Bank governor Philip Lane, though(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

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