The vast majority of global corporates have identified Ireland as a possible or likely location for data-driven investment in the next year, new research has found.
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Black market trading is estimated to have cost the economy close to €2.5bn last year.
Ryanair on Monday reaffirmed its full-year profit forecast after higher passenger numbers offset lower fares and said it would return €800m to shareholders through a share buyback.
The Irish unemployment rate was unchanged in June from the previous month, as evidence from a new survey also suggested that the rapid rise in the number of jobs is slowing. CSO figures showed that seasonally adjusted numbers on the live register fell by only 500 in the month, much slower than the declines of… Read more »
Revenue at the world’s 10 largest investment banks rose 9%, year-on-year, to $44.9 billion in the first quarter, as financial market volatility and central bank stimulus measures boosted profits. Trading in fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) divisions, which are particularly exposed to economic conditions, were the outperformers, up 5% on a constant dollar basis,… Read more »
A raft of everyday household expenses, including private landlord rents, public transport, and college registration fees, are soaring above the price levels reached during the boom years, official figures show. Analysts say that a detailed breakdown of consumer price figures show that the trend in the past year of price decreases for some goods is… Read more »
AS Mario Draghi secludes himself with Europe’s top minds in central banking this week, he won’t be able to escape one question: What’s next? After all but promising that he’ll ease monetary policy in June, the European Central Bank (ECB) president must now manage market expectations as banks from Goldman Sachs to Societe Generale speculate… Read more »
Euro zone businesses had a solid start to the second quarter of the year with activity picking up at its fastest pace in almost three years, surveys showed on Tuesday, suggesting a broad-based recovery is taking hold in the bloc. While Germany continued to lead the upturn, businesses in Spain and Ireland grew at their… Read more »
THE services sector in April grew at the fastest rate in seven years with employers adding jobs as the outlook improved with our main trading partners. The employment sub-index rose to 60 from 58.5, its highest level since 2006.
MAIN Street is finally recovering with retailers reporting the first major signs of consistent sales and job creation since before the crash. Town centres left decimated during the recession are now enjoying a fresh lease of life with vibrant new businesses replacing empty storefronts. With unemployment falling, consumer confidence rising and hopes of the best… Read more »