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Japan downgrades economic view as trade war bites

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:50
Japan's government has downgraded its assessment of the economy in March for the first time in three years, blaming a bruising US-China trade war for slumping exports and industrial output.

Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:42
Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened today.

UK builder Kier's profit falls on higher expenses

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:26
UK housebuilder Kier Group today posted a 14.5% slump in first-half underlying earnings on higher expenses.

Google to launch browser-based streaming game service

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:10
Alphabet's Google is to launch a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia this year, as the company attempts to capitalise on its cloud technology and global network of data centres.

Hermes sees no changes to sales trend as profits rise

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:34
Handbag maker Hermes, one of the luxury brands still riding high on strong demand from Asian clients, said today it had not observed any change in sales trends so far this year.

High Court told Quinn Group used as 'personal bank'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:14
Sean Quinn's family used the Quinn Group as their "personal bank" the High Court has been told.

Netflix rules itself out of Apple's new video service

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:56
Netflix will not be part of Apple's new video streaming service, boss Reed Hastings has told US media.

Hong Kong plans to build $79 billion artificial island

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:45
Hong Kong plans to build one of the world's largest artificial islands with an eye-watering $79 billion price tag, city officials said today.

Hackers hit aluminium maker Hydro

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:30
Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest producers of aluminium, today battled to contain a cyber attack which hit parts of its production, sending its shares lower and aluminium prices higher.

Citi's Dublin and German offices are Brexit-ready

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:29
International banking group, Citi, says its new investment arm has started trading across Europe out of Frankfurt, following its move there in anticipation of Brexit.

Mincon reports higher revenues and profits for 2018

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:28
Co Clare engineering company Mincon said its operating profit for the year to the end of December rose by 16% to more than €16.3m.

Forget jobs, travel and trade, Brexit is still about the border

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:56
Brexit has ensured that the question of the partition of the island of Ireland is once again centre stage

Concern over Dublin Port decision to cut liner berths

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:52
The cruise industry is worth €50 million to Irish tourism but an announcement by Dublin Port that it will reduce the number of passenger ships coming into the capital from 2021 has been met with concern.

Leon brand plans 20 new Irish restaurants

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:51
A UK restaurant chain is planning to open 20 new restaurants around the country over the next five years, creating 600 new jobs.

Prime Time: Can Cork make the Event Centre happen?

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:36
Prime Time's Fran McNulty examines the likelihood Cork can make the Event Centre happen.

Sainsbury's-Asda pledge £1 billion of price cuts

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:21
UK supermarket Sainsbury's and its takeover target Asda have committed to deliver £1 billion of lower prices annually by the third year after completion of their proposed £7.3 billion deal.

Applegreen has long-term ambitions for UK business

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:17
Fuel forecourt and service station operator Applegreen has announced a gross profit of €282.3m for 2018 - up more than 55% year-on-year.

Non-profits share €1 million in Google funding

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:13
Fifteen not-for-profit organisations are to share €1 million in grants provided by Google.org, as part of an Impact Challenge organised by the internet giant's philanthropic arm.

UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:52
UK employers increased their hiring at the fastest pace in more than three years in the three months to January as the country's labour market defied the broader weakness in the overall economy as Brexit approached.

German economic advisors slash growth forecast to 0.8%

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:40
A panel of advisers to the German government slashed its growth forecast for this year to 0.8%.

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