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Higher rents and mortgages push inflation higher

The annual inflation rate in August rose to 0.7% from 0.5% a month earlier, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. Inflation had risen above 1% year-on-year for the first time in six years in March but slipped back […]

Minister to write to 220,000 businesses over Brexit

The Minister for Business is to write to 220,000 companies all over the country to highlight the need for the them to take urgent action to protect their businesses against the risks posed by Brexit. The letters will be issued […]

Better to preserve resources than cut taxes in Budget 2020 – Donohoe

Better to preserve resources than cut taxes in Budget 2020 – Donohoe Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said it will be far better off preserving resources to deal with the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, rather than reducing taxes […]

Nervous bondholders switch from Irish debt

Nervous bondholders switch from Irish debt Investors in Ireland’s bonds are sitting on double-digit returns this year after a global debt rally and are now starting to get nervous. In Ireland’s case, the UK’s political turmoil means a no-deal Brexit […]

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 […]

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