A key part of the very loose monetary policy in the eurozone has been the ECB’s quantitative easing programme, involving the large-scale purchases of bonds. Market attention in the run up to last week’s meeting of the ECB Governing Council was mainly centred on if it would provide guidance on the precise date it will end the purchases, writes Oliver Mangan.
World lightweight champion Katie Taylor will put her IBF/WBA titles on the line against American journeywoman Kimberly Connor at the O2 Arena in London next month.
In cities and towns outside capitals the opportunity exists to create environments that turn old shops into internet-ready retail outlets, writes Joe Gill.
Even if the dollar continues to rise against emerging markets currencies, further gains against the euro may prove difficult, writes Oliver Mangan
I’m led to believe Stephen Cluxton had blood in his mouth following that first-half clash with James McGivney, so the conspiracy theorists won’t be happy.
Leaders of major high technology companies like Stripe and Amazon have been meeting the Government recently over their concerns about the cost of housing and availability of accommodation in Ireland.
Warnings about the risks of the Irish economy overheating are becoming more commonplace as the unemployment rate drops below 6% and house prices and mortgage lending continue to rise at strong double-digit rates, writes Oliver Mangan.
On a visit to the US last month, it was impossible not to notice how the retail experience has changed over the last ten years — specifically, the decline of the shopping mall, writes John Daly.
Anthony Seldon is one of Britain’s leading educationalists and social commentators. He has served as a close adviser to former leaders, including Tony Blair and David Cameron. In recent years, he has turned his attention to the ongoing impact of new technologies, in particular, artificial intelligence (AI), on education and on society, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.
National champion Gary O’Hanlon believes tomorrow’s Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon will be one of the most challenging editions of the event.
A US jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539m (€462m) in damages in the latest twist of a legal battle that began in 2011.
Last week my colleagues in Goodbody organised an event on the theme of “funding the future of Cork”.
Last week, Germany and Japan became the latest countries to publish GDP figures, showing that their economies lost momentum in the opening quarter of the year, writes Oliver Mangan.
China’s growing value and importance for the Irish economy was further underlined, this week, by pharmaceutical giant WuXi Biologics choosing Ireland — and Dundalk, in particular — as the location for its first manufacturing site outside of China.
The market has been very unenthusiastic about the dollar in recent months, with traders anticipating that the currency’s decline in 2017 and in the opening weeks of 2018 would be sustained throughout this year, writes Oliver Mangan.
Nearly 30 years after monies from a pair of Michael Jackson gigs helped the Cork County Board to buy Páirc Uí Rinn, another musical performer has led to a summer weekend free of county championship games.
The past month has seen updated forecasts published on the Irish economy by the ESRI, Central Bank and Department of Finance.
Last weekend, my wife and I spent a few days tootling around Clare and Tipperary.
World stock markets have endured a difficult three months. They have been buffeted by a series of destabilising events.
The Central Bank said the true number of home completions will be around 23,500 this year and 28,500 in 2019. But its new research is unlikely to put the controversy over counting new homes to bed any time soon, writes Eamon Quinn.