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There has been continued strong growth in personal insolvency arrangements, which rose by 31% in 2018 compared to the previous year.
Irish manufacturers saw a 2.4% fall in the prices they received for their products during 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office.
The head of Swedish ferry operator Stena fears major disruption in the event of a hard Brexit but is still hoping that politicians can come up with a solution that allows business as usual.
The slowdown in Chinese growth has become the latest looming cloud over the global economy, but at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the advice from Beijing was not to worry.
Confidence among investors in Germany regained ground in January but remained negative overall, a regular survey published today showed as fears grow of a slowdown within the 19-nation euro zone.
The European Commission said today it had fined Mastercard €570.6m for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks elsewhere in the European Union.
Discount retailer Aldi has announced plans to recruit 500 employees this year and open seven new Irish stores.
The potential benefit of offshore oil or gas finds to the economy is the theme of a new report from the Irish Offshore Operators' Association.
Dairy processor Glanbia Ireland and Dutch firm Royal A-ware have agreed a deal to build a new continental cheese manufacturing facility in Belview in Co Kilkenny.
French spirits group Remy Cointreau delivered stronger-than-expected third quarter revenues, as the early timing of the Chinese New Year boosted premium cognac sales while demand was also robust in the US.
Skirting the first political scandal of his new presidency, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro will tout a "new Brazil" when he addresses the world's business elite in Davos today.
German fashion house Hugo Boss has predicted more expansion this year after it saw sales growth pick up at the end of 2018, helped by strong growth in China, Britain and France and as well as online.
Pets at Home is to spend up to £8m stockpiling pet food and products as it becomes the latest business to step up plans for a hard Brexit.
Dixons Carphone Ireland has today reported a 10% increase in sales over the key Christmas period.
Cairn Homes has entered into a joint venture with the National Asset Management Agency to build more than 550 homes on a 14.5 half acre development site off the Malahide Road in Dublin.
UK budget airline EasyJet said today that drone disruption at London's Gatwick airport in December had cost it millions of pounds in lost operating revenue and additional costs.
UBS has today posted a $862m fourth-quarter pre-tax profit, hit by a slowdown in its flagship wealth management business and weaker earnings in its investment bank.
Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail has been rejected by a Tokyo court, despite the ousted Nissan chairman offering to wear an electronic ankle tag in an unusual bid to win release after two months of detention for alleged financial crimes.
France's data watchdog has announced a fine of €50m for US search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time.
The chief operating officer of Facebook has admitted the social network has more work to do to ensure the safety of those using the platform.