EU banks uneasy over deeper negative rates

Policy has pushed investors into bonds at expense of equities

Central banks peer into uncharted waters

The Bank of Japan should not fear cutting interest rates even further

Battle over Brexit matters to the world

UK needs a voice in Europe and the bloc would benefit too

UK export failures highlight work needed

Goods trade deficit widens to record £125bn

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Sofia, Bulgaria — a growing tech talent

New seed funds have boosted the start-up scene

‘Fiscal gap’ befuddles Irish voters

Election campaign jargon derided as ‘a new kind of F-word’

Issue of €500 denomination is noteworthy

Shredding the high-value bill will stoke divisions within the eurozone

Through the past, darkly

Today’s economic situation in Europe has parallels with the 1930s and Hitler’s speedy recovery

Economic Outlook

Fed chair’s report to Senate is standout event

Is politics driving financial markets?

Central banks are under pressure to mitigate geopolitical risk, says Nicholas Spiro

The benefits of scrapping cash

Drug dealers and terrorists do not in general favour bank accounts or mobile payments

Portugal’s budget provokes Brussels clash

Socialist government’s spending plan faces veto because it misses EU’s deficit target

Irish comeback is no thanks to Brussels

Export-led revival has had little to do with ‘internal devaluation’

ECB will not ‘surrender’ to low inflation

ECB president reinforces his case for action next month to counter deteriorating global conditions

Border checks could hit growth, EU warns

Forecasts show eurozone economy weathering China market turmoil

De Guindos warns of threat to recovery

Spanish minister says a leftwing government could undermine reforms

Bring our elites closer to the people

Those at the top can appear corrupt, complacent and incompetent

Draghi puts case for another easing

Central bank president says lacklustre wage growth justifies more action

Tech groups face data transfer scrutiny

EU looks at methods devised after ECJ struck down ‘safe harbour’

Athens and Rome expose EU faultlines

Italy’s sustainability in the eurozone is as uncertain as Greece’s