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Trump’s desire to acquire Greenland is not ‘crazy’

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:45
Donald Trump reportedly wants to buy Greenland, the world’s biggest island.

Consumer confidence flashes red for Trump

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:30
Republicans and independents in the US are losing faith in the economy at the steepest rates of Donald Trump’s presidency, signaling more trouble for his efforts to make economic growth a centrepiece of his re-election campaign.

Apple €13bn tax appeal hearing next month

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:15
Apple’s and the Government’s €13bn battle with the EU reaches the European courts next month at the start of a process set to throw light on Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on tax deals doled out to big companies.

Government to consider legal right for workers to switch off outside working hours

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 21:00
The Government will consider introducing rules around the right to disconnect from work, according to the Minister for Business.

Movie firm gets €25.5m in tax credits from Revenue in 2018

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 18:27
'>New accounts filed by Metropolitan Films International and subsidiaries show the group received almost €25.5m last year, and €37.5m in Section 481 film tax credits in 2017.

Irish bank shares get surprising boost from Jeremy Corbyn’s unity bid, as sterling gains

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:47
'>A sharp rebound for Irish bank shares capped a week in which global stock markets were haunted by the threat of global recession, sparking a flight by investors from shares to government bonds.

Looking to India to help Ireland achieve its 183-point climate action plan

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:46
Richard Bruton, the Climate Action and Environment Minister, recently described the Government’s Climate Action Plan as “ambitious but realistic”.

British Steel sale talks news hailed as ‘important step’

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 15:40
There was universal praise for the deal getting closer to completion, but also calls for full transparency in the final bid.

Ted Baker dumps Debenhams for Next in childrenswear collaboration

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:25
'>Ted Baker has dumped Debenhams for high street rival Next as its fashion partner for selling its children’s range of clothing and accessories.

Harland and Wolff administrators provide extra time to explore rescue options

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:44
A temporary unpaid lay off of the workforce will continue while potential commercial deals to save the shipyard are assessed.

Cathay Pacific boss resigns after staff take part in Hong Kong protests

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:25
The airline said Rupert Hogg resigned on Friday ‘to take responsibility’ following ‘recent events’.

Carraig Donn to create 40 jobs in Co Mayo

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:14
'>The fashion retailer has announced plans to open a new outlet and warehouse in Castlebar.

British Steel in exclusive talks with Turkish pension fund to save 5,000 jobs

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:44
The Official Receiver will now look to conclude a sale of the insolvent business in the coming weeks to Turkey’s armed forces pension fund.

Representatives from SIPTU to meet with Avara Pharma at WRC

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:29
Representatives from SIPTU will meet with liquidators of Avara Shannon Pharmaceutical Services at the Workplace Relations Commission today.

Lenovo warns on tariff hikes

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:21
'>China’s Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker, warned it will have to raise product prices if US tariffs increase, sending its shares tumbling 6.5% to two-month lows.

Brexit hits UK grocer Asda

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:00
'>Asda, the British supermarket arm of US retail giant Walmart (WMT N), said uncertainty surrounding Brexit was affecting its customers as it eked out a small rise in second quarter sales, helped by the later timing of Easter this year.

Asian demand for craft beer lifts Carlsberg revenues

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:51
'>Carlsberg has posted a solid rise in half-year sales, thanks to Asian markets, where consumers are trading up from mainstream beers to pricier premium brands, lifting its shares by as much as 5%.

Online shopping boom creating more pressure for stretched British retailers

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:30
'>The pressure on Britain’s store owners has been highlighted starkly in new figures showing almost one fifth of all shopping last month was done online.

Hong Kong business elite drops €26bn amid protests

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:21
Hong Kong’s corporate elite have come off the sidelines to oppose the violent protests that have disrupted businesses in the city and slashed billions of dollars off their market value.

‘Madoff whistle blower’ hits GE shares

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:00
General Electric (GE) fell the most in four months after a prominent whistleblower working with a short-seller accused the company of masking financial problems.