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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has warned ministers from the other 27 member states that no deal has been sealed on Britain's departure from the bloc.
Oil rose by more than 1% today, set for its largest one-day increase in a month after Saudi Arabia said OPEC and its partners believed demand was softening enough to warrant an output cut of 1 million barrels a day.
Business group Ibec is forecasting strong economic growth for the remainder of this year and next.
Investec Ireland is close to agreeing a post-Brexit structure with the Central Bank here to ensure that it can continue to provide specialist financial services previously authorised via the UK through so-called 'passporting' rules.
A new survey - covering the third quarter of this year - shows that 63% of Irish SMEs believe Brexit would have a negative impact on their business, up from 58% in the second quarter.
Diageo is selling 19 spirits brands, including Seagrams VO Canadian whisky and cinnamon schnapps Goldschlager, to US-based company Sazerac for $550m.
Hibernia REIT has acquired 92.5 acres of land from the IRFU and an additional six acres from another seller in the Newlands Cross area of Dublin.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba filled a record $30.7 billion in orders yesterday during its annual "Singles Day" shopping frenzy, but growth slowed from previous years.
German business software company SAP will buy Qualtrics International for $8 billion in cash, pre-empting a planned stock market listing by the US-based company that specialises in surveying consumers online.
The level of construction activity in Ireland rose moderately during October, with the pace of expansion the slowest since March 2015.
A report today says that, on average, rents rose by more than 11% nationally in the 12 months from September last year.
Pan-European exchange Euronext has posted a better-than-expected 26.4% jump in third-quarter core earnings.
Telecoms company Eir has announced that it is to invest €150m in upgrading its mobile network.
Building materials group Kingspan has indicated that trading profit for the full year is expected to come in at around €440m, representing growth of around 15% on last year.
Increased tax will discourage new investors and encourage current investors to leave the market
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that a deal between Britain and the European Union on Brexit was possible within weeks.
Oil prices fell to multi-month lows today as global supply increased and investors worried about the impact on fuel demand of lower economic growth and trade disputes.
The number of new homes built rose by 23.4% in the third quarter of this year, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.
The number of new private cars licensed for the first time fell again in October as imports continued to rise, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a fresh Brexit headache as her plans - outlined in a letter seen by the Times of London - risked a rift with her Democratic Unionist Party allies.