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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

European shares hit a five-week high on Monday as optimism about a stable economic recovery in China and hopes of more US fiscal stimulus helped offse(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘Lenders still have the discretion to extend payment breaks under their normal toolkit (for problem loans), but I think we’re now probably getting to the point where it’s starting to become more than a payment break.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gabriel Makhlouf, the Central Bank of Ireland’s governor of 12 months, has not been immune to time taking on a whole new meaning in the world of Covid(...)

A large red percentage sign sits on a roller coaster symbolising the ups and downs of interest rate directions.

There is no prospect of interest rates increasing over the next couple of years or – and probably longer – as the Covid-19 crisis plays out. But somet(...)

The State would likely see an increase in companies going out of business later this year, continuing into next year, Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Julien Behal

Banks will need to show borrowers and businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic further leeway, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and E(...)

ECB chief economist Philip Lane and French central bank chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau both highlighted risks from a strong currency. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

European Central Bank policymakers warned on Friday against complacency over low inflation and highlighted risks from a strong euro, nuancing the bank(...)

The UK currency added 0.3 per cent against the dollar at $1.2842 (€1.12) in early Friday trading.

Sterling steadied on Friday as fears over a disorderly Brexit returned to the fore, as risks mount that the UK will renege on its withdrawal agreement(...)

The Jackson Hole resort will not be hosting the annual get together of central bankers this year.

Central bankers’ annual gathering at the Rocky Mountain resort of Jackson Hole in late August has often served as a crisis-fighting forum - from the c(...)

The context for the July stimulus is politically tricky. Above, Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AFP via Getty

Next week will see evidence of one of the oldest political truths – even when you are giving away money you can’t keep everyone happy. The Government’(...)

Minister for Finance and Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe

The euro region’s smallest nations staged an uprising to put one of their own in charge of finance ministers’ meetings and strike a blow against the b(...)

 Step by step: Outlook for the economy remains unpredictable. Photograph: Alan Betson

The ebb and flow of government policy on Covid-19 is interesting to watch. Having come under pressure for its plan to open up the economy slowly compa(...)

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