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Strike next week at National Advocacy Service

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 16:41
SIPTU members employed in the National Advocacy Service (NAS), which provides free representation for adults with disabilities, will commence strike action on Wednesday 12 June.

Redundancy terms at Indeed 'unacceptable' - FSU

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 15:23
The Financial Services Union (FSU) has said that the redundancy terms being offered to Irish-based staff at jobs website Indeed are 'unacceptable'.

Canada's central bank cuts key lending rate to 4.75%

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 15:00
The Bank of Canada has today trimmed its key policy rate by 25 basis points to 4.75%, its first cut in four years, and said more easing was likely if inflation continued to ease.

Revenues from Book of Kells increases by 21% for 2023

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 14:54
Revenues at the Book of Kells exhibition at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) last year increased by 21% to €20.2m.

115 new jobs at accountancy firm PKF Brenson Lawlor

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 14:20
Dublin-based accountancy firm Brenson Lawlor is to join PKF Global, a network of accountancy and advisory firms with members in 150 countries worldwide.

Oil near 4-month low after OPEC+ supply plan

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 13:16
Oil prices hovered near four-month lows today on an expected supply boost later in the year when OPEC+ begins to unwind some output cuts, with markets also digesting US jobs data and higher oil stocks.

£13.6bn UK adtech lawsuit against Google can go ahead

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 13:12
Google parent Alphabet must face a lawsuit worth up to 13.6 billion pounds for allegedly abusing its dominance in the online advertising market, London's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) ruled on Wednesday.

Campbell Soup lifts annual net sales forecast on demand

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 12:40
Campbell's Soup has today raised its forecast for annual net sales growth, banking on a recovery in demand for its ready-to-eat soups and meals and from its acquisition of Rao's sauce maker Sovos Brands.

Harris urges banks to pass on interest rate cuts quickly

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 11:56
The Taoiseach has called on banks to pass on any interest rate cuts to customers "as quickly as possible".

Stock exchanges told to improve how to deal with outages

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 11:46
Stock exchanges and other trading platforms should draw up and make public plans for dealing with outages to provide greater predictability for customers, global securities watchdog IOSCO said today.

Repak to conduct nationwide recycling knowledge audit

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 11:21
Repak is to launch its largest ever nationwide Recycling Knowledge Audit, which will test the country's understanding of recycling best practices and expose common misunderstandings among the public.

Italy watchdog fines Meta for unfair commercial practices

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 10:53
Italy's competition regulator AGCM has fined Facebook and Instagram owner Meta for what it described as unfair commercial practices, the watchdog said today.

Euro zone business activity expands in May - PMI

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 10:38
Euro zone business activity expanded at its quickest rate in a year in May as growth in the bloc's dominant services industry outpaced contraction in manufacturing, according to a private survey, which also showed price pressures easing.

Supermac's wins Big Mac trademark case with McDonald's

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 09:20
Europe's highest court has upheld a complaint by the Irish fast-food company Supermac's against the global giant McDonald's in a long-running dispute over the use of the "Big Mac" trademark.

Stellantis sees Italian plants at full capacity in 2030

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 08:08
Stellantis sees its Italian plants running at full capacity in 2030 as plans for new models, including hybrid ones, are expected to support production, its chief executive Carlos Tavares has said.

Judge cuts Bayer $2.25 billion Roundup verdict to $400m

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 07:54
A Pennsylvania judge has slashed a $2.25 billion US verdict against Bayer to $400m for a Pennsylvania man who said he developed cancer from exposure to the company's Roundup weedkiller.

WH Smith posts lower quarterly revenue growth

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 07:36
WH Smith said today it was well positioned for the peak summer, betting on strong travel demand that is expected to propel sales across its product range from books to sandwiches.

Australia's economy slows to a crawl in first quarter

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 07:27
Australia's economy slowed to a crawl in the March quarter as high borrowing costs and still-elevated inflation put the brakes on consumer spending, even as the prospect of relief on interest rates remains a distant one.

Ryanair's passengers numbers rise by 11% in May

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 07:13
Ryanair has today reported an 11% increase in passenger numbers for May as its load factor also increased for the month.

Zara owner Inditex reports slowing quarterly sales growth

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 07:09
Zara owner Inditex grew its sales by 7% in the first quarter of its fiscal year, it said today, in line with analysts' expectations.