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MGM Resorts scraps takeover plans for Ladbrokes owner

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:19
Casino operator MGM Resorts International has today scrapped plans to buy Ladbrokes owner Entain, saying it does not intend to submit a revised proposal for the British firm that snubbed an $11 billion takeover approach earlier this month.

Dublin Port records third busiest year despite Covid

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:08
The volume of cargo passing through Dublin Port in the last three months of last year rose by 7.6% as pre-Brexit stockpiling, Christmas trading and a bounce caused by a relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions converted into higher demand for goods.

Challenging gender bias in playing cards

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:46
Indy Mellink, a Dutch card fan, was explaining a game to her cousins last summer when she asked herself: why should a king be worth more than a queen?

Beacon Hospital joins HSE safety net 'surge' agreement

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:15
The privately-owned Beacon Hospital in Dublin has signed up to treat public patients under the safety net 'surge capacity' agreement with the Health Service Executive.

Irish consumers most anxious in Europe

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:15
Irish consumers are now the most anxious in Europe for the second time in three months, according to Deloitte Ireland's latest State of the Consumer Tracker, as confidence in shopping in-store has plummeted by 12%.

Trinity Care nursing home group sold to Belgian firm

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:59
Irish nursing home group, Trinity Care, has been sold to Belgian healthcare property investment specialist Cofinimmo.

Goldman Sachs profit surges past estimates

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:39
Goldman Sachs Group today dwarfed estimates with a 153% jump in fourth-quarter profit, powered by another strong performance at its core bond trading and underwriting business and an uptick in merger and acquisition activity.

Energy customers should consider switching - regulator

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:35
The energy regulator has said that domestic customers could save hundreds of euro every year by switching gas and electricity providers or renegotiating with suppliers.

Bank of America points to economic recovery

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:06
Bank of America posted a drop in fourth-quarter profit today that still topped Wall Street expectations and pointed to signs of an economic recovery as the pace of consumer spending gathers steam.

Hidden Hearing to create 150 new roles

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:00
150 new jobs are to be created by the hearing healthcare provider, Hidden Hearing.

Starbucks customer 'racially harassed' with cup drawing

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:47
A Dublin Starbucks outlet has been ordered to pay €12,000 compensation to an Irish customer with Thai heritage after an employee drew what was referred to in a hearing as 'slanty' eyes on the woman's cup.

OECD probing complaint over ESB use of Colombian coal

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:34
An investigation is to be launched by the OECD into the ESB's use of coal from a controversial Colombian mine following a complaint by human rights and environmental non-governmental organisations.

Home prices saw a return to growth in November - CSO

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:20
Residential property prices rose on an annual basis for the first time in six months in November after disruption from the initial Covid-19 lockdown of the economy halted seven years of unbroken annual growth.

Upbeat export expectations boost German investor morale

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:04
Investor sentiment in Germany rose by more than expected in January on improved expectations for exports, buoying the outlook for Europe's largest economy, the ZEW economic research institute said today.

These are the 10 universal financial needs, do you meet them?

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 10:57
January is a really brilliant time of the year to address your finances as we cope with pandemics, global economic uncertainty and changing financial circumstances.

Hammerson gets less than half of first quarter rents

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 10:54
Shopping centre operator Hammerson said today it received less than half of the rents due for the first quarter as stricter Covid-19 restrictions aggravate conditions in Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe.

Aker takes 75% stake in Mainstream in €1 billion deal

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:55
Norwegian renewable energy investment firm Aker Horizons has agreed a deal to take a 75% stake in global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power.

How the Donald Trump years have changed Facebook

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:52
The relationship between the outgoing US president and Mark Zuckerberg is one based on financial and communicative co-dependency

IEA trims 2021 global oil demand forecast

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:23
The International Energy Agency trimmed its 2021 global oil demand forecast today as fresh coronavirus lockdowns cloud the outlook but said mass vaccination programmes should help bolster a second half rebound.

Euro zone pledges fiscal support against Covid-19

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:13
Euro zone finance ministers have pledged continued fiscal support for their economies and discussed the design of post-pandemic recovery plans as the European Commission warned the Covid crisis was making the bloc's economic imbalances worse.