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European Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union Commissioner-designate Pierre Moscovici of France attends his hearing before the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs  in Brussels today. Photograph: Reuters

France’s Pierre Moscovici struggled to convince European Union lawmakers today that he could enforce budget rules that his own country has repeatedly (...)

Tesco said its profit overstatement related to a trading update at the end of last month, when it unveiled its biggest profit alert
 and cut its dividend and slashed planned investment
. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer and one of its great corporate success stories of the past decade, has been thrown into turmoil after disclosing (...)

Phil Hogan: all set for his role as EU agriculture commissioner. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Jean-Claude Juncker had promised “some surprises” when he announced the allocation of commission portfolios yesterday. He did not disappoint. The appo(...)

If the Conservative party wins the UK general election next May, the British prime minister David Cameron has already promised to hold a referendum on(...)

A report commissioned by London mayor Boris Johnson predicts job losses in the event the UK leaves the EU. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London could lose more than a million jobs if Britain quits the EU and fails to adopt more outward-looking trade policies, according to a report comm(...)

To argue that we need to be “another Canary Wharf”, displays both poverty of imagination and a lack of understanding of the businesses that are based in London’s docklands. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For many businesses, first-mover advantage is everything. Entry barriers come in many shapes and sizes but few work better, or for longer, than simply(...)

As one of the BBC’s senior economic correspondents, Hugh Pym covered the banking crisis from its revelation in 2007 to the present day. As late as Jul(...)

The Republic will not support a fresh legal challenge by the United Kingdom to the European Union’s proposed financial transactions tax, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Republic will not support a fresh legal challenge by the United Kingdom to the European Union’s proposed financial transactions tax, Minister for (...)

President Michael D Higgins speaks to the media before  his departure  for London at Casement Aerodrome. With him are  his wife  Sabina and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Leaving Casement Aerodrome yesterday, President Michael D Higgins said he hoped the four-day state visit to B(...)

 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has arrived in London for the first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish president. Mr Higgins and his wif(...)

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