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Energy bills and the cost of groceries were also among the most common worries for consumers in Northern Ireland, according to the report by Which?.
The US has previously sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe.
Britain’s company pension schemes, grappling with ageing former employees and low investment returns, may start to transfer their assets into new so-called superfunds in the coming weeks, according to people involved in the process.
Cities, which are home to more than half the world’s population, are stepping up efforts to slash pollution, often wresting the fight against climate change away from national governments.
The Seanad has, on the back of recommendations from various business groups, called on the Government to introduce a junior ministerial role to represent SMEs, as well as a number of other support measures.
B&Q stores owner Kingfisher missed forecasts for sales growth in its latest quarter, held back by the weak performance of its French businesses.
CRH rival Lafargeholcim is eyeing 10 acquisitions this year on the back of stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings and increased customer demand in the European cement market.
A Cork engineering and software firm has said it will create up to 180 new jobs after opening a new customer innovation centre.
Paddy Power-Betfair has called for tighter global regulations for the gambling industry as online betting becomes more prevalent.
Irish exporters appear to have shaken off concerns over Brexit and global trade wars — but only for the time being — while consumer spending remains lacklustre, according to the evidence of official data and surveys.
Irish banks should hike fees and commission to boost flagging profitability, says credit rating firm S&P
'>The days of Irish banks writing back large loan-loss provisions are coming to an end and it is “critical” for the lenders to hike fees and commissions to offset a squeeze on their profits, according to S&P Global Ratings.
'>Dell Technologies has appointed a new general manager for its Irish business as it increasingly focuses on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
'>The trade union says it has received information that the FAI is in an "extremely precarious financial situation".
A High Court challenge has been brought by a group representing oyster fishermen over a decision to grant licences allowing the farmed fishing of oysters in Lough Swilly.
'>The mid-west saw the largest growth at 11.9%, while the smallest rise was recorded in the mid-east at 1.6%.
'>There was a modest rise in consumer spending in April when compared to growth in recent months.
US owner Walmart said it is ‘seriously considering’ a stock market listing for the chain.
'>Ford Ireland are downsizing their operations in Cork with 31 jobs at risk.
James Davey Amazon has teamed up with clothing chain Next to offer a network of stores where the online retail giant’s UK customers can collect their parcels.
A nightmarish debut by Uber complicates listing plans at other technology unicorns, particularly the breed of large-cap tech companies that counts WeWork as a member.