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Retail suffers September slump amid uncertainty

Retail suffers September slump amid uncertainty Retailers have had their worst month since July 2013, according to research carried out among members of lobby group Retail Excellence Ireland. The Grant Thornton Retail Excellence productivity review for quarter three shows that […]

91% of households now have internet access

91% of households now have internet access New Central Statistics Office figures show that 91% of households have internet access in 2019, a rise of two percentage points since 2018. The CSO’s latest Information Society Statistics also reveal that fixed […]

China’s growth slows to weakest level in 27 years

China’s growth slows to weakest level in 27 years China’s economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades in the third quarter, hit by cooling domestic demand and a protracted US trade war, data showed today. Chinese gross […]

Activity in construction industry sees first slowdown in 6 years

Activity in construction industry sees first slowdown in 6 years Activity in the construction sector contracted for the the first time in over six years in September, Ulster Bank’s latest Purchasing Manager’s Index reveals. The PMI fell to 48.3 in […]

Dublin market heading for big gain on Brexit hopes

Dublin market heading for big gain on Brexit hopes Dublin’s ISEQ index is on track for its biggest one-day percentage gain this year, soaring more than 230 points (3.7%) this evening, boosted by optimism that a Brexit deal can be […]

China imports, exports down in September as growth cools

China imports, exports down in September as growth cools China’s imports and exports fell more than expected in September, official data showed today, as US tariffs and cooling demand at home and abroad hit trade in the world’s second largest […]

Irish mortgage rates still higher than euro zone average

Irish mortgage rates still higher than euro zone average New figures from the Central Bank show that Irish mortgage holders continue to pay the second highest interest rates in the euro zone. The average interest rate on all new mortgages […]

Tech tariffs may spark retaliation from China

Tech tariffs may spark retaliation from China China has signalled it intends to hit back after the Trump administration placed eight of the country’s technology giants on a blacklist over alleged human rights violations against Muslim minorities. Asked yesterday whether […]

Manufacturer slowdown starts to hit jobs market

Manufacturer slowdown starts to hit jobs market Jobs growth in manufacturing stalled for the first time since 2016 this month. A fourth consecutive month of weaker manufacturing conditions has started to feed through to weaker hiring data, according to a […]

Government will only borrow if it needs to for no-deal

Government will only borrow if it needs to for no-deal The Minister for Finance has said €650m will be made available to support the Agriculture, Enterprise and Tourism sectors and to assist regions most impacted by a no-deal Brexit. The […]

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