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New York Stock Exchange: Historically low levels of anxiety have confounded those who assumed an upsurge in volatility was a given in 2017. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s political travails injected some volatility into stock markets recently but 2017 has largely been a very quiet year. Prior to the Trump(...)

Assumption that May’s Conservatives would win handsomely drove the pound higher last month. Photograph: PA

Sterling dived more than half a per cent against both the dollar and euro on Friday after the first opinion poll in days showed prime minister Theresa(...)

Corvil chief executive Donal Byrne  at the Dublin Tech Summit.

Irish real-time data analytics company Corvil reported record revenues last year as profits jumped nearly 60 per cent, newly filed accounts show. The(...)

Far-right supporters attend a presidential campaign rally by Front National leader Marine Le Pen in Marseille, as polling day looms in one of the most unpredictable French elections. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For Geraldine Emerson, the stakes couldn’t be higher as her French compatriots take to the voting booths on Sunday. “As we’ve seen with Brexit and t(...)

Sterling remains “a vulnerable currency and subject to continued bouts of volatility”.

The pound was last worth $1.30 on September 30th, a day when lawyers were lining up to derail Brexit in the courts, a resilient consumer as challengin(...)

Robot-run hotel: the Henn-na’s dinosaur receptionist. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The receptionist at our Tokyo hotel is a little intimidating. Though polite, he growls our room number through razor-sharp teeth and leers at us with (...)

The euro has sagged 2.3 per cent against the dollar in the past 11 days, and 5 per cent against the yen in three weeks. Photograph: Reuters

Investors have exuded sangfroid about the French presidential election, largely ignoring the risk of Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National (FN) rid(...)

Dutch election campaign posters  in front of the Royal Concertgebouw on the Museum Square in Amsterdam.  Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

As Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin vie for financial jobs that may move from London after Brexit, two of Japan’s biggest banks have been quietly building (...)

IBM’s Watson Explorer is a cognitive search and content analysis platform aimed at enabling the analysis of structured and unstructured data. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

A future in which human workers are replaced by machines is about to become a reality at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are(...)

Tokyo at night. According to a 2015 report by the Nomura Research Institute, nearly half of all jobs in Japan could be performed by robots by 2035. Photograph: Zhang Xun/Getty Images

Another step towards a future in which workers are replaced by machines has been taken at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are(...)

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