The ECB will now have the power to shut down euro zone banks deemed to be too weak to function

MEPs approve law for wind-up of problem banks

15 Apr European lawmakers have signed off on new laws to make it easier to shut problem banks after long wrangling over rules for an industry blamed for triggering the economic crisis.

The euro zone's foreign trade surplus was €13.6bn in February, according to Eurostat

Euro zone trade surplus widened in February

15 Apr The euro zone's trade surplus widened in February from a year earlier on rising exports with imports unchanged, the European Union's statistics office Eurostat has said.

Cyril Roux said the introduction of the Single Supervisory Mechanism was a challenge but a positive step for Ireland

Financial sector set for 'remarkable' year - Roux

15 Apr This year is set to be a "remarkable" one for financial institutions in Ireland - and Europe - as new rules and regulatory regimes are put into place, according to the deputy governor of the Central Bank.

Providence hopes the discussions will lead to early production and development of the Barryroe asset

Providence shares up as it confirms Barryroe talks

15 Apr Shares in Providence Resources have closed almost 12% higher after the group confirmed it has entered into commercial discussions with a number of interested parties in relation to the Barryroe oil field.