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Sterling rebounds on data surprise, Brexit hopes

Sterling rebounds on data surprise, Brexit hopes Sterling rebounded from early lows today and headed towards a five-week high as surprisingly strong data and growing optimism that Britain will not crash out of the European Union without a deal boosted […]

Construction PMI sees first rise in four months

Construction PMI sees first rise in four months Construction activity picked up for the first time in four months in August – normally a quiet month for the industry – the latest Construction Purchasing Managers Index from Ulster Bank shows. […]

Live Register continues downward trend – CSO

Live Register continues downward trend – CSO The number of people signing on the Live Register fell again in August to the lowest level since early 2008, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show. The Live Register total […]

Big investment banks have worst start to year since 2006

Big investment banks have worst start to year since 2006 The world’s largest investment banks have had their worst start to a year since 2006, according to the latest data published by industry analyst Coalition today. In the first six […]

Business confidence sinking on Brexit concerns – IoD

Business confidence sinking on Brexit concerns – IoD A new survey shows that business confidence has been severely impacted by the political and economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The latest quarterly survey from the Institute of Directors in Ireland shows that […]

84% of Irish consumers own a smartphone – ComReg

84% of Irish consumers own a smartphone – ComReg A new survey from ComReg shows that 84% of the population here own a smartphone, with two thirds of these using Google’s Android operating system, while the remainder are using Apple’s […]

ECB President hopeful supports bank’s current stance

ECB President hopeful supports bank’s current stance The nominee to be the next President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, has said she supports the current stance of the ECB. The ECB maintains that “a highly accommodative policy stance […]

Number of bankruptcies increase here – ISI

Number of bankruptcies increase here – ISI New figures published today show that so far this year, a total of 183 people were adjudicated bankrupt in Ireland. The figures from the Insolvency Service of Ireland show that 2,323 people were […]

‘Bankers are well paid’ – minister says salary cap will stay in place

‘Bankers are well paid’ – minister says salary cap will stay in place Restrictions on banker pay imposed in response to the financial crisis will not be changed, Junior Finance Minister Michael D’Arcy has said. “I’m of the view the […]

UK manufacturing output hits seven year low amid Brexit uncertainty

UK manufacturing output hits seven year low amid Brexit uncertainty UK manufacturing output tumbled at the fastest rate in seven years in August, as Brexit uncertainty and the global economic slowdown hit demand. The IHS Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ […]

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