TOP office rents are set to rise by only 10pc this year, according to estate agents HWBC, even as the market continues to recover. In its annual review of the office market, the firm said about 179,000sqm worth of office space was taken up in 2013, as rents in prime areas rose by as much… Read more »
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THE value of exports slumped 5pc last year, pushing the annual trade surplus to its lowest level since 2008 as the impact of pharmaceuticals coming off patent kicked in.
The euro zone economy expanded by 0.3pc in the fourth quarter of 2013 from the previous quarter, beating expectations.
THE law will not be changed to allow banks increase consumer charges without Central Bank permission, the Department of Finance has decided.
THOUSANDS of motorists and small firms that have commercial vans will be forced to find a new insurer after Dublin-based Setanta Insurance said it was winding up its business here.
MORE Irish businesses reported rising output in the final months of 2013 than at any point in the last six years, a new survey has found.
THE recovery in the Northern Ireland private sector gathered momentum last month, with growth of new business increasing at the fastest rate in more than 10 years.
US multinationals operating here paid effective corporation tax rates of 2.2pc in 2011, a new study shows.
One in three adults has been hit with new charges for using a day-to-day bank account. The consumers lost their ‘free’ banking facilities in the past year as the major banks have moved to impose charges for using current accounts.
Up to 10,000 jobs could be created by Ireland’s funds industry in the next six years if the country continues to be competitive, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.