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Volkswagen 'to get EU approval for €2.9bn Europcar purchase'

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:57
Europcar would help Volkswagen to increase its presence in lucrative mobility services.

Shares in US retailer Target plunge 25% on inflation fears

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 19:52
A mild US recession for the end of 2022 and early 2023 is now the base case for Wells Fargo Investment Institute's economic expectations.

ESRI: Avoiding 'wage-price spiral' may help keep ECB away from aggressive rate hikes

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 18:27
Potential 'silver lining' that may persuade the ECB to increase rates less aggressively than the US and UK is that wages are growing more slowly than inflation in the eurozone

Analysis: Risk of messy trade war adds to woes for British currency

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:39
While the challenges facing the UK economy are broadly similar to others, a few factors additionally weigh on the pound, writes Saikat Chatterjee.

Prize Bond fund reaches a record €4.4bn

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:25
The state-backed prize draw saw gross sales of €660.5m during 2021.

Twitter ‘committed’ to completing Elon Musk deal at agreed price

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:00
Twitter has said it is “committed” to completing the deal to sell the company to Elon Musk on the “agreed price and terms” amid suggestions the ...

Ulster Bank comes under fire in Oireachtas Committee as they prepare to leave Irish banking retail market

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:26
Heated exchange at an Oireachtas Committee meeting with Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty saying it was Ulster's agenda to 'get out of town as quickly as possible'

Fáilte Ireland targets pensioners to pull hospitality out of its staffing crisis

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:04
According to Fáilte Ireland, almost a third of employees say that having flexible working hours is one of the main reasons for working in tourism and hospitality.

Covid shutdowns see Center Parcs report €18m loss

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 13:09
Longford resort brought in €114,893 per day in revenues when open

Cork firm Simply Blue to build offshore wind farms in Sweden

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 12:46
Both wind farms are to be constructed off the coast in Swedish waters.

ECB tells banks to buckle up as Ukraine war hits economy

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:23
The sudden surge interest rates is set to make markets more volatile

Europe car sales slump 20% in April, dashing hopes for recovery

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 10:42
Forecasters cut their estimate for passenger-car sales each of the last four months

Gas generated over half of Ireland’s electricity in April

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 09:15
Figures from Gas Networks Ireland revealed that, at times during April, 89% of the country's electricity was produced by gas.

Raquel Noboa's mission to make hospitality more sustainable through 50 Shades Greener

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 06:30
Raquel Noboa tells Cáit Caden about her company, which offers courses in sustainability training

Essential medical dye made in Cork flown to the US due to shortfall 

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 06:00
Shortage of contrast dye has resulted in hospitals postponing CT scans and rationing care

The Cork food company hitting more supermarket shelves

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:32
The Sibly Food Co, which started off in a college student's kitchen, will be selling its products nationwide from Thursday as part of the Grow with Aldi programme

Twitter formally recommends €42bn bid even as Elon Musk appears to waver

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:26
The billionaire is raising doubts about Twitter’s publicly disclosed data on spam and fake accounts

London bets on luxury hotels to lure tourists     

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:06
All Covid travel measures were dropped for entry into the UK and tourists have more choice than ever on where to stay

Bulmers-owner C&C warns of further price increases in battle with rising costs  

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 18:31
Drinks manufacturer said 'input cost pressure, particularly at our manufacturing facilities, will likely necessitate further price increases'

Keelvar raises €23m in fresh funding to expand in the US

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:38
Alan Holland's firm uses artificial intelligence to optimise a company's procurement, sourcing, and supply chain