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Data analytics company EXL to hire up to 200 Irish staff

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 07:00
The company is expected to hire up staff at its new base in Dublin, including AI and data engineers, over the next three years.

Lower export sales hit Irish factories

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 00:05
In the latest AIB Purchasing Managers Index, manufacturers reported a decline in spending among their clients, which created lower production volumes compared to August.

Business failures rise following spike in costs and wind-up of State supports, report shows

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 00:05
However, this figure remains low compared to 2019 levels as current the annual failure rate 25 companies per 10,000, compared to the pre-pandemic level of 36 per 10,000.

Easy as ABC? Navigating the complexities of early stage funding

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 19:00
Start-up and early stage companies can go through funding rounds so complicated that the expert advice is to seek expert advice

Jim Power: Upcoming budget likely to lack long-term thinking and be highly political

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 15:41
"Most of us will wake up the following morning slightly better off and nobody significantly better off. As is the case with most budgets, it will likely lack a longer-term strategic focus."

John Whelan: Border control delays casts doubt on Britain's commitment to Brexit

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 15:19
The recent delay, besides giving Irish exporters a competitive advantage over British producers, also holds out the prospect of kicking the Brexit can further down the road.

In a management buyout, don’t let emotion cloud business sense

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 10:15
MBOs typically require debt funding – both parties should go in with their eyes open, considering all the risks

Borrowing remains one of the cornerstones of business recovery

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 14:00
Even against economic headwinds, exploring borrowing options early can present a way out for struggling businesses

What is an acceptable level of borrowing?

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 12:30
While borrowing is fundamental to finance, experts counsel care in the current economic environment

Going public: Flotation gives access to capital but has other benefits

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 08:00
The fact that investors tend to target firms worth €100m-plus doesn’t mean smaller companies shouldn’t seek out the stock market

Big Tech's response to new regulations provides 'learnings' before other platforms comply

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 17:54
Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act were imposed on some giants in the sector early, including Facebook owner Meta, and Google, ahead of the official deadline next February

Ways to raise capital that will keep your business working

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 17:00
Irish companies have plenty of options when it comes to finding and financing working capital

Profits at Camile Thai restaurant chain reduce sharply as revenues decrease

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 16:59
Company says cost increases food, labour, and energy along with slow-down consumer spending affected revenues

€85m in tax debt from more than 950 businesses written off

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 16:59
The Debt Warehousing Scheme was brought in during the pandemic to support businesses through lockdown measures

Intel hails 'landmark' as high-volume EUV production begins at Irish plant

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 13:30
The EUV machines, made by Dutch manufacturer ASML, are as big as a bus and cost around $150m (€141.5m) each.

Contactless payments make up 84% of all card transactions

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 12:49
Payments through contactless cards and mobile phone wallets now account for 84% of all point-of-sale transactions in the country with an average of ...

Insurance advocates call on Government to help reduce premiums

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 11:19
The Alliance for Insurance Reform said the reduction in personal injury awards is 'not being reflected in liability premiums'

No need to send it back: Netflix posts its final DVDs to customers

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 10:55
Mail-based service has had a 25-year run in the US but the streaming business eclipsed it long ago

'People can get overwhelmed with the challenges they face when in business'

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 10:42
My Job: Emma Early Murphy on her role as National President, Network Ireland

All things being equity: When selling a stake can help firms grow

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 10:30
Bringing new equity into a business has pros and cons but the right plan can make it profitable for founders and investors