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Are you a homeowner? You may qualify for these lucrative grants

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:48
John Lowe the Money Doctor looks at the home area where you can qualify for these lucrative grants.

Oil prices slip for second day on global growth worries

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:29
Oil prices fell for a second day today on signs that global economic growth is being hit by the US-China trade war, although losses were limited by tensions in the Middle East after last week's tanker attacks.

Sanofi turns to Google in search for better treatments

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:23
French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said today it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep analytics tools to sift through its data to find better treatments.

Jet Airways lenders to go to bankruptcy court

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:48
Lenders to crippled Jet Airways said they would start bankruptcy court proceedings after failing to find someone to take over the Indian carrier.

GECAS close to ordering Airbus planes - sources

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:40
Leasing giant GECAS is in talks to place an order for the newly launched Airbus, industry sources said, after a subdued start to Paris Airshow for aircraft orders.

Total hopes new supercomputer will help find oil faster

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:30
Energy giant Total said its new supercomputer - which has propelled it to a world ranking as the most powerful computer in the sector - will enable its geologists to find oil faster, cheaper and with a better success rate.

Advertisers, agencies and social media to tackle threat

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:24
Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online.

Iberdrola to launch Irish retail business in €100m move

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:13
Spanish utility Iberdrola will this week launch an Irish retail business and plans to invest over €100m in renewable energy and storage projects on the island of Ireland by 2025.

Population of Earth to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 - UN

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:35
The world's population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion by 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, according to a new United Nations report.

Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:06
Boeing raised its rolling 20-year industry forecast for passenger aircraft by 3% today, fuelled by strong air traffic predictions, though global geopolitical and economic risks could upset the rosy outlook.

Sotheby's auction house goes under the hammer

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:22
Patrick Drahi, the billionaire behind telecoms and media group Altice, agreed today to buy historic art auction house Sotheby's in a deal worth $3.7 billion on an enterprise value basis.

Banks face new challenges in Italian diamond scandal

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:13
A long-running criminal probe into diamond sales by Italian banks has uncovered what prosecutors say is further evidence of corruption by officials at UniCredit, Italy's largest lender, and smaller rival Banco BPM.

Extra security steps coming to online shopping, banking

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:26
Consumers are being encouraged to familiarise themselves with upcoming changes to their online shopping and banking.

Pfizer buys cancer drug developer Array for $10.64 bn

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:03
Pfizer said today it would acquire Array Biopharma for $10.64 billion in cash, giving it access to the target's approved drugs for skin cancer and the targeted cancer medicines in its pipeline.

Diaceutics invests £1m in patient data

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:11
Diaceutics, the diagnostics data analytics and implementation services company, has invested £1m in the expansion of its global data lake through the acquisition of 16 million additional patient records a year.

Today in the press

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:10
State companies Coillte and the ESB are close to agreeing a joint venture that could spark a €1 billion investment in green electricity.

Euro zone wages post record annual rise in Q1

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:32
Euro zone wages rose in the first quarter of the year at the highest pace ever recorded since data is collected, data from the European Union's statistics office showed today.

Day to day spend one of government's great challenges

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:43
An increase in general government spending is more concerning than the argument about how to treat corporation tax receipts, according to EY's chief economist.

London-Shanghai share listing project goes live

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:42
Companies listed in Britain will be able to sell shares in China today with the launch of a long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect project.

Deutsche Bank to set up €50 billion bad bank - source

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:21
Deutsche Bank is planning to overhaul its trading operations by creating a so-called bad bank to hold tens of billions of euros of non-core assets, a source close to the matter said today.