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Rich nations must help workers adapt to automation, says OECD

Rich nations must help workers adapt to automation, says OECD Robots and computers threaten 14% of existing jobs over the next 20 years, so countries must retrain workers for a transformed labour market, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development […]

Prize Bonds sales reach €574m in 2018 as fund grows to €3.4 billion

Prize Bonds sales reach €574m in 2018 as fund grows to €3.4 billion The Prize Bond Company has reported gross sales of €574m, the second highest year on record after sales of €567m in 2017 and €670m in 2016. The […]

90.3% of new SME lending from top three lenders – Central Bank report

90.3% of new SME lending from top three lenders – Central Bank report A new report on lending to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) shows that credit demand remains low, while over 90% of new lending comes from the […]

Record number of women in workforce

Record number of women in workforce A record number of women were in the workforce last year, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, with 78,000 more women at work than in 2014. Overall, there was in excess of 804,700 […]

No State spending spree: expenditure here stands at lowest share of GDP in the eurozone

No State spending spree: expenditure here stands at lowest share of GDP in the eurozone Data released by Eurostat, the statistics arm of the EU, shows that Government spending here as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) is the […]

Apartments on the rise as house-building slows

Apartments on the rise as house-building slows The number of apartments built here increased 64pc in the first three months of the year, driven by investment from so-called ‘cuckoo funds’. At the same time there has been a slow-down in […]

EU debt levels up in 2018 but debt-to-GDP ratio down

EU debt levels up in 2018 but debt-to-GDP ratio down Government debt levels rose in the European Union last year, according to Eurostat, but economic expansion in the region pushed the overall debt-to-GDP ratio down. The countries that use the […]

Less than half of all employees have a private pension – CSO

Less than half of all employees have a private pension – CSO Less than half of all employees in Ireland were saving towards a pension last year, according to the Central Statistics Office. Its survey of pension coverage in the […]

Housing completions up by over a fifth in first three months

Housing completions up by over a fifth in first three months Housing completions were up by over a fifth in the first three months of 2019, according to Goodbody’s Housebuilding Tracker. It uses Building Energy Regulation (BER) data to compile […]

Government’s €300m Brexit funding scheme for SMEs opens

Government’s €300m Brexit funding scheme for SMEs opens Small and medium sized businesses here, as well as farmers, can now apply for loans under the Government’s Future Loan Scheme. The initiative aims to support strategic long-term investment in the post-Brexit […]

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