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Diaceutics starts trading on London's AIM today

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:02
Diaceutics, the diagnostics data analytics and implementation services company, has started trading on London's AIM market today with a market capitalisation of £52.9m.

Business people buying almost 25% of Irish farmland

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:57
Almost 25% of farmland sold in 2018 was bought by business people, the Irish Farmers Journal Agricultural Land Price Report for 2018 shows.

Ted Baker posts first annual profit drop since crisis

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:42
British fashion retailer Ted Baker today reported lower annual pretax profit, its first decline since the financial crisis, as discounting and uncertainty on Britain's high street weighed on the company.

Levi Strauss valued at $6.6 billion for IPO

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:52
Levi Strauss & Co fetched a higher price than expected in its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday.

EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss Brexit extension

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:47
EU leaders are expected to grant the UK a short extension to the Brexit negotiation period at a summit in Brussels today, but only on the condition that Westminster ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement next week.

Next warns of 'challenging' conditions in 2019

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:45
Retail chain Next has today reported a 0.4% fall in pre-tax profits to £722.9m for the year to January.

ESB reports operating profits of €455m amid challenges

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:41
The ESB Group has reported an operating profit of €455m for the year to the end of December, amid challenging market conditions.

Vodafone set to receive EU warning over Liberty deal

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:25
Vodafone will receive a warning from EU regulators about possible anti-competitive effects from its $22 billion deal to buy Liberty Global's German and eastern European assets.

Brexit - What could happen next as 29 March approaches?

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:21
Brexit is heading toward a cliffhanger finale that could still see Britain crash out of the European Union in nine days without a plan for unwinding 46 years of intricate ties.

US Fed holds interest rates steady

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:04
The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and its policymakers abandoned projections for further rate hikes this year as the US central bank flagged an expected slowdown in the economy.

Online shoppers may face changes post-Brexit

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:53
Online consumers are being told to be aware that when the UK leaves the EU, current rules around online shopping may no longer apply.

Pound falls after May requests short Brexit extension

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:03
Sterling fell nearly 1% today after British Prime Minister Theresa May asked the EU to delay Brexit until June 30 - a shorter extension than some in the market had been expecting.

How a four day working week can benefit everyone

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:24
Some companies in Britain are currently trying out a four day week for employees who had previously worked a five day week.

Can trade unions play a new role in modern society?

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:38
It remains to be seen if discontent with working conditions and precarious jobs will lead to increases in union membership

Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:19
The second cancer victim in a year to win a surprise victory against US pesticide maker Monsanto raises the prospect of a flood of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's new German owner Bayer with a major case of buyer's remorse.

Toyota to build new hybrid cars in Brexit-facing UK

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:03
Toyota today said it will build a new hybrid car in Britain for Japanese peer Suzuki - a welcome boost for the UK auto sector hit by Brexit uncertainty.

EU Commission resists May's June Brexit date

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:32
The European Commission opposes extending British membership of the European Union to 30 June as British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed today, according to an EU document seen by Reuters.

Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:28
Czech-made Skoda cars have won over UK consumers, but the UK's looming exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the brand and the entire Czech economy.

EU fines Google €1.49 billion for blocking ad rivals

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:18
European Union competition regulators have today handed down a €1.49 billion fine to Alphabet's Google for blocking rival online search advertisers.

Firms urged to prepare for more currency woes

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:51
Sterling strengthened yesterday as markets priced in a delay on Brexit - and it now looks as though London will seek a short extension to the 29th of March deadline.