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Boost for Volvo owner Geely as they are now a top-three carmaker in China

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:36
Geely Automobile — which makes Volvo, Geely, Lynk and other cars — surpassed its top three Japanese rivals to become the third-largest carmaker in China, helped by models that appeal to the nation’s young consumers.

US and China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:32
The 25% increases come after both sides held their first high-level talks in two months in Washington.

Pimco: 70% risk of world recession in coming years

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:15
Giant pension firm Pimco sees a 70% chance the world economy enters a recession over the next three to five years as ultra-loose monetary policy from the US to Europe comes to a halt.

Securing soft or no Brexit is now a matter of luck

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:00
As negotiators from the UK and the EU meet in Brussels this week, Brexit is said to be entering its endgame.

Troubled Debenhams taps Domino’s for new CFO

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:45
Debenhams, the British department store group that has issued three profit warnings this year, said it had recruited a former chief financial officer of Domino’s Pizza to be its new chief finance chief.

Scotland’s annual budget deficit falls to 7.9% of GDP

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:27
Scotland’s large budget deficit shrank in the last financial year to its lowest since 2012 but remained far larger in percentage terms than that of the UK as a whole, Scottish government data showed.

John Whelan: The €353m reason Irish firms need Turkey

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:12
Arriving in Istanbul airport early last week, it was clear that the currency dealers were not going to be out of pocket as the lira crises raged on the back of the Turkish dispute with the US, writes John Whelan.

Papa John's founder attacks board after exile

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 05:57
Papa John’s founder, blocked from the pizza chain’s headquarters amid a deepening dispute with the rest of the board, is betting that franchisees and workers will have his back.

Grafton shares rise over 2% on UK sales boost

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 05:30
Grafton Group shares rose by over 2% on the back of the builders merchanting business posting better-than-expected first half profits and saying it remains on course to meet full-year growth targets.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt: Trump enthusiastic about free trade deal with the UK

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 19:04
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt claims support from President Trump for a post-Brexit free trade deal.

10% of earners take home a third of all income in 2016; bottom half earn just 20%

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:48
The top 10% of earners in Ireland took home a third of all income in 2016, while the bottom 50% of earners took home just one fifth.

Škoda unveils car with stained-glass windows specially commissioned for Pope's visit

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:31
Czech carmaker Škoda has unveiled a specially commissioned stained-glass car to celebrate the Pope’s visit to Ireland.

Shares in Manchester United reach record high despite Brighton defeat

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:06
United continue to be strong off the pitch despite their latest loss on it.

Port of Cork Company and Bantry Bay see rise in turnover

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:35
The Port of Cork Company and Bantry Bay Port Company have announced a rise in their combined turnover for 2017 when compared to 2016.

Survey shows the level of boredom at work

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:19
The research also found that 45% of respondents see a stigma attached to flexible working hours.

Video game experiences could be the future of marketing, say experts

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:28
Gaming experts suggest the blurring of the line between reality and the virtual world could lead to games being a key way to sell products.

Stolen Eir laptop decrypted by faulty update; 37,000 customers affected by data breach

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:00
Around 37,000 Eir customers have been hit by a security breach after a staff laptop was stolen.

Call for tax to be reduced on pints as almost 1,500 pubs close in 13 years

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 07:35
Publicans are calling on the Government to reduce the tax we pay on the price of a pint.

Dealz owner Steinhoff moves against executives

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 06:15
Steinhoff International has suspended former chief financial officer Ben La Grange and ex-director Stehan Grobler in the first action taken against executives by the company as part of an ongoing investigation into the retailer group’s finances following an accounting scandal.

Hostelworld dives as bookings slow

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 06:00
Shares in online accommodation booking company Hostelworld plummeted by as much as 11% on a near halving of first half profits and its warning of little or no growth in bookings for the year as a whole.