Vincent Boland

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Supporters of the secular opposition Republican People’s Party candidate for mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu,  celebrate in  Istanbul. For all the understandable euphoria, it is too early yet to write off Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gambled and lost – spectacularly. In an election for mayor of Istanbul at the weekend, Turkey’s all-powerful president suffer(...)

The collapse this week of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank brings to an end German attempts to create a national champion in the banking sector to rival competitors such as JP Morgan and Citigroup. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

Pssst! Anybody want to buy a German bank? Two for sale, cheap at the price. All offers considered. Contact O Scholz, finance ministry, Berlin. No time(...)

James Dyson’s announcement is more symbolic, and more curious, than any of those shifts

If James Dyson is as enthusiastic about the UK’s prospects when it leaves the European Union as he says he is, he has a funny way of showing it. The b(...)

For much of the last decade, German politicians and bankers have been doing the rounds of European capitals, wagging their fingers at their euro zone (...)

Stock-market watchers say international investor flows into Irish property stocks have dried up in recent months because there was less upside to the sector than they had expected.

Investors around the world are smarting from the losses suffered in what has been called Red October, when stock markets gave up their gains for the y(...)

The charging bull statue near the New York Stock Exchange. “The greatest risk of carnage if this bull market is unwinding is the outsized valuations attached to the tech sector.” Photograph Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

There is really no elegant way for an ageing bull market to leave the stage. It can be carried off after expiring from old age, or it can die of eupho(...)

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the company private may see the US Securities and Exchange Commission get involved. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Elon Musk is a talented guy. The South Africa-born entrepreneur is the founder of not just one disruptive and innovative technology company, but four.(...)

French bank Société Générale may merge with Italian bank UniCredit but the euro zone and the world do not need bigger banks. Photograph: EPA/DSK

This year marks a decade since the outbreak of the global financial crisis. This was a calamity caused mostly by bankers. After taxpayers, banks were (...)

Rebecca Doyle speaking to Tony Stewart while canvassing in Kilkishen, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Rita Madden struggles for a moment to recall how she voted in the marriage equality referendum three years ago. It was a Yes, she finally remembers, w(...)

The numbers are displayed after the closing bell of the Dow in New York on Thursday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the world’s most widely followed share price index. It was created more than 120 years ago by the Wall Street Jour(...)

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