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Gold set for biggest weekly fall in more than a year

3 hours 16 min ago
Gold has recovered some ground today as a weakening US dollar relieves pressure on prices, but the metal remains near 19-month lows and looks set for its biggest weekly fall since May 2017.

Union says continuing Ryanair talks are 'significant'

4 hours 2 min ago
The union representing pilots at Ryanair has described as "significant" the fact that talks with the airline are entering a fourth day.

Jackie Noakes is BoI's new Chief Operating Officer

5 hours 19 min ago
Bank of Ireland has appointed Jackie Noakes as its new Group Chief Operating Officer.

More people switching their energy provider

6 hours 10 min ago
Consumers will be forgiven for not giving too much thought to their heating and energy bills in recent weeks.

Today in the press

6 hours 56 min ago
The country's main banks have stopped using a State fund set up to channel low cost finance to SMEs, because lenders can access cheap money in their own right, the Irish Independent reports today.

Google staff protest over China search engine

7 hours 59 min ago
Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times has reported.

Oil prices slip over concerns of economic slowdown

8 hours 22 min ago
Oil prices have dipped today, with US crude heading for a seventh weekly decline amid increasing concerns about slowing global economic growth that could hit demand for petroleum products as inventories build.

Turkish lira weakens as US warns of further sanctions

8 hours 27 min ago
The Turkish lira has weakened to 5.86 against the dollar from its previous close of 5.8150 as investors weighed up a US warning that Turkey should expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson.

Rents hit record levels above peak of Celtic Tiger

8 hours 28 min ago
A new all-time high for private residential rents has been reached for the ninth quarter in a row, according to the latest report from the property website Daft.ie.

House of Fraser apologises for cancelling online orders

9 hours 4 min ago
House of Fraser has apologised to customers after cancelling all orders placed online.

Apple reassures customers after Australian hack report

9 hours 9 min ago
Apple has said no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts.

Govt says it is committed to apprenticeship programme

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 19:39
The Government has made rebuilding and expanding the apprenticeship programme a key priority, a Department of Education spokesperson has said.

Google location scandal the first big test of GDPR

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:23
The EU cannot be seen looking for anything but the maximum penalty for the latest security cock-up, writes Niall Kitson

US jobless claims fall for second straight week

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:59
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, suggesting no impact yet on the labour market from ongoing trade tensions between the United States and its trading partners.

Turkish lira firms before minister's presentation

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:28
The Turkish lira has strengthened more than 3% today, ahead of a presentation by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to investors, shrugging off US comments ruling out the removal of steel tariffs on Turkey even if it frees a US pastor.

165 jobs to go as GSK set to close Sligo site

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:38
GSK is to close its Sligo manufacturing plant with the loss of 165 jobs by 2021.

UK retail sales grow faster than expected in July

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:13
British retail sales grew faster than expected last month, after hot weather and the World Cup continued to boost food sales and shoppers took advantage of extended discounts on clothing and online sales.

Emerging markets under pressure from King dollar

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:09
European stock markets opened with marginal gains this morning following a sell off on global stock markets yesterday, which continued overnight in Asia.

Today in the press

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:55
The Irish Times reports that new Leinster rugby captain Johnny Sexton increased profits at his company to almost €1.6m.

Carlsberg Q2 sales boosted by World Cup

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:20
Danish brewer Carlsberg has posted better-than-expected second-quarter sales and raised full-year profit outlook, buoyed by strong sales in Russia during the World Cup.