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September euro zone retail sales stronger than expected

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:43
Euro zone retail sales rose more than expected in September, and August data was also revised upwards, data showed today.

Today in the press

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:33
Revenue is set to create a new division with 380 tax-collection specialists focused on ensuring compliance by people with incomes of €500,000 or more, or significant property and capital portfolios.

Four things to know about the ECB's supervisory arm

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:32
The European Central Bank's governing council is due to announce its preferred candidate to succeed France's Daniele Nouy as head of the eurozone's banking watchdog.

Economic uncertainty in Britain to weigh on ITV

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:24
An increasingly uncertain economic outlook will take a toll on revenue at UK broadcaster ITV in the last three months of the year, blunting the impact of a slightly better than expected performance over the year so far.

JD Wetherspoon warns of lacklustre trading

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:17
British pub operator JD Wetherspoon today warned that it expects trading to be slightly below the previous financial year as it deals with higher costs.

Christmas job postings up 11% as elves & Santas sought

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:10
Christmas and seasonal job postings in Ireland have increased by 11% compared to last year according to new data from jobs site Indeed.com.

Wizz Air downgrades profit outlook on fuel price

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:51
Budget airline Wizz Air has today downgraded its forecast for full-year profit, blaming higher fuel prices and a summer marred by air traffic control strikes and congested airports.

Hermes seeing no slowdown in Chinese sales

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:46
France's Hermes today reported strong third-quarter sales momentum, with its leather goods division performing well.

Kerry Group reaffirms full year earnings guidance

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:27
Consumer food company Kerry Group has reported a 3.5% rise in business volumes in the nine months to the end of September.

Boss of Persimmon to step down after bonus backlash

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:12
The boss of Britain's second-biggest housebuilder Persimmon is to step down after the board said criticism of his multi-million pound bonus was a continuing distraction that had hit the company's reputation.

M&S sales declines show pain of latest reinvention

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:05
Marks & Spencer has reported a fall in underlying sales in both clothing and food in its first half of the year, hurt by disruption from its latest attempt at a turnaround after more than a decade of failed reinventions.

Adidas hikes profit outlook on top-end shoe success

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:00
Adidas today raised its 2018 profit forecast after selling more of its top-end sports shoes, although the German sportswear and fashion firm cut its revenue target due to a fall in sales in western Europe.

IKEA Ireland sales up over 7% to €181.5m

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 07:50
Sales at IKEA Ireland rose by 7.4% in the past year to reach €181.5m.

Higher rate of African migrants unemployed - ESRI

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:36
African nationals living in Ireland have a higher unemployment rate than other migrants and Irish people, according to an ESRI report.

Sterling bounce on Brexit deal optimism

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:45
Sterling erased earlier losses and headed back towards the day's highs in volatile trading.

Ralph Lauren tops quarterly revenue estimates

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:48
Ralph Lauren returned to growth in North America in its second fiscal quarter as a strategy to intensify marketing on social media bore fruit.

EU digital tax plan appears to flounder

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:40
A European Union plan to tax big internet firms like Google and Facebook on their turnover was on the verge of collapsing today after several EU governments rejected it and announced national initiatives instead.

Taoiseach urged to explain backstop review position

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:15
The Taoiseach is facing renewed pressure to explain his position on a possible review of the backstop.

Irish companies sign €50m deals at Chinese import expo

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:14
China's import expo, known as CIIE, in Shanghai has been gathering crowds by the thousand, as Chinese buyers come to peruse what the world has to offer.

Skills shortage in data analytics - EY survey

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:54
Two thirds of businesses in Ireland plan to recruit more staff in the area of data analytics in the next year, yet 79% of organisations say they are experiencing difficulties in recruiting people with the requisite skills.