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European shares end lower after 'flash crash' scare    

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 18:45
European stocks closed lower today, in a session that marked sharp losses after a sudden brief crash, while downbeat China factory data sparked ...

Germany prepared to back immediate EU embargo on Russian oil

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 18:15
Two senior ministers in chancellor Olaf Scholz's government said Germany would be ready to back an immediate EU ban on Russian oil imports, and that ...

Talks to cut back on global coal for climate change snarled by Ukraine war

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 17:43
Much of the focus is on Indonesia, which will this year host the Group of 20’s meetings and have significant influence over COP27.

VW's Audi and Porsche head to Formula One  

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 17:30
Volkswagen's premium brands Audi and Porsche will join Formula One after convincing the German car-making group that the move will bring in more ...

Peter Brown: Stockmarket investors will have to watch inflation for years

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 17:00
Despite the horrible events unfolding in Ukraine many investors are surprised to learn that the markets are focused on inflation. The Ukraine war has ...

Oliver Mangan: Euro may move towards parity with the dollar

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 17:00
The euro is likely to test its lowest point of the past 20 years too, of $1.04, hit at the end of 2015

Shareholders look beyond Warren Buffett, at 91, world's most famous investor

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 16:47
Berkshire Hathaway, whose dozens of businesses include the BNSF railroad and Geico car insurance has a succession plan in place

EU moves forward in antitrust case against Apple

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 16:00
The 27-nation bloc’s executive arm, the European Commission, has been investigating Apple since 2020

Race to replace Russian gas with wind delayed by red tape

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 03:57
The main blockage on the way to Europe's energy security is neither technical nor financial but bureaucratic — leading to increasing calls to fast-track approval for renewable schemes 

Michael Dowling: Mortgage borrowers should fix at truly long rates to beat ECB hikes

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 03:57
Most of us cannot hedge against rises in groceries, utilities, or fuel — but there is an opportunity to cushion ourselves against rising interest rates

Brian Keegan: All is changed as cryptocurrencies catch the eye of tax authorities 

Sun, 05/01/2022 - 20:30
Ireland's Revenue Commissioners have turned their attention to the tax implications of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin

Global shortage of affordable fertilisers will leave no household unscathed

Sun, 05/01/2022 - 19:57
Soaring costs mean that farmers the world over are testing the limits of how little fertiliser they can do without 

ECB rate rise in July possible but not likely      

Sun, 05/01/2022 - 19:45
ECB vice president Luis de Guindos says they may hike rates later this summer

Quitting Russian oil by late summer ‘realistic’, says Germany

Sun, 05/01/2022 - 18:56
Germany has said it is making progress on weaning itself off Russian fossil fuels and expects to be fully independent of Russian crude oil imports by ...

Elon Musk sells $4bn in Tesla shares after agreeing deal to buy Twitter

Sat, 04/30/2022 - 18:00
Elon Musk has sold 4.4 million shares of Tesla stock worth roughly $4bn (€3.8bn) – most likely to help fund his purchase of Twitter.Musk reported the ...

Teamwork vital to solving Ireland’s health staff recruitment challenges

Sat, 04/30/2022 - 10:00
“Working in the social care sector is very rewarding but it is also challenging and that’s been highlighted by Covid,” says Nursing Homes Ireland CEO.

Apple shares slip as tech worries return  

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 18:12
The Apple outlook renewed fears that supply-chain woes will continue to roil the tech industry worldwide.

UK house prices rise for ninth month in a row

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 18:05
The 0.3% gain marked the longest winning streak since 2016

Opec set to stick to oil supply plan despite EU moving towards Russian ban

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 17:19
Despite cajoling from the US, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have remained unmoved, with only relatively small increases in production predicted.

Competition watchdog 'faces Catch-22 over Ulster Bank mortgage loans'

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 16:44
The regulator "is in a difficult position, because clearly there is no alternative buyer," says Ronan Dunne of Philip Lee LLP.