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All eyes on the global signs for weak manufacturing

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:45
Global economic data have continued to disappoint in early 2019. This has seen the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) lower its growth forecasts yet again for the world economy.

Irish tourism looks to new attractions to lure visitors

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:36
On the week that traditionally marks the beginning of the Irish tourist season proper, 2019 is already shaping up as a challenging year for this most important of industries.

Sterling falls as Theresa May's plan for third Brexit vote in Commons hits major setback on Bercow ruling

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:51
Sterling fell after Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to present her EU withdrawal deal for a third time to the Commons hit a major speed bump after a ruling by the House of Commons speaker raised further uncertainty about the course that Brexit will take.

British Airways reveals new business class design

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:43
Club Suite will be used for long-haul flights from October 1.

Developing a gin-and-tonic without alcohol

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:17
Whether it’s for health reasons or a lifestyle choice, quitting alcohol has become a mindful movement.

Weighing the best options for a €100,000 windfall

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:04
'>As great as it sounds, a surprise windfall of €100,000, which is a lot of money in anyone’s book, won’t enable you to retire early and go and live on a exotic island.

Markets calm as no deal was never on

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:00
'>Brexit deal will spark a sustained rally for sterling and stocks

Worry over ‘cashback mortgage lure’

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:00
Most would-be-homeowners and existing borrowers have a good knowledge of the costs and types of mortgages, but many are “lured” by cashback offers by banks that may not be the best choice, a survey by a mortgage broker reveals.

Brexit and protests hit champagne sales

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:57
Brexit and France’s ‘yellow vest’ protest movement together reduced the number of bottles of French champagne sold in 2016 to its lowest in a year since 2004, according to business group figures.

Boeing top chiefs failed in Max 8 crisis

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:22
The share price is down only 7% but the US airline’s chiefs have been found wanting in their handling of the safety questions raised by the Ethiopian crash, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

The Monday Interview: Seeking shelter from the retail storm

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:15
Retailers are going through a turbulent period but having risen to the challenge in the toughest of times historically, Adrienne Rodgers is fully convinced they can do so once more.

Meet the Cork-based firm who are experts in digital transformation

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:12
A Cork-based software consultancy firm are experts in digital transformation, writes Trish Dromey.

Ministers Humphreys, Breen and Halligan on St Patrick's Day trade missions

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 08:17
Three Ministers are focusing this St Patrick's Day on opening up new markets for Irish companies across three continents.

H&M shares fall as sales figures fail to allay concerns

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 07:06
Shares in Sweden’s H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, fell after quarterly sales growth matched forecasts but failed to allay longer-term market concerns over margins and inventory.

Volkswagen sued in US over diesel cheating

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:06
Volkswagen and its former chief executive have been sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emission standards.

Ex-owner of Aughinish sues US over sanctions

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:12
Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, who until recently owned the huge Aughinish Alumina smelter in the Shannon Estuary, has sued the US Treasury Department and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, seeking a US court order lifting sanctions against him.

Irish arm of TNT in the red after global cyber-attack

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:10
Pre-tax losses at the Irish arm of logistics firm TNT Express more than doubled to €2.2m last year, after its parent group was hit by “a crippling” cyber-attack.

Irish shares gain on hopes for sterling and Brexit chaos to lift

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:09
Irish shares tapped into a cautious upswing in stock markets hopeful that a Brexit deal will get done even if Theresa May fails next week to get her withdrawal deal through the House of Commons, at the third time of asking.

70 firms investing in Ireland due to Brexit

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:51
A total of 70 companies have invested in Ireland as a direct result of Brexit, the IDA has said.

Commercial air traffic in Shannon down by 9%

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:42
The Irish Aviation Authority reported that commercial traffic at the three state airports had climbed by 6.2% (17,996) last month, compared to the same month last year.