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ECB won’t raise rates until at least mid-2020

ECB won’t raise rates until at least mid-2020 The European Central Bank yesterday signalled that it would not raise interest rates until the first half of 2020. That compares to a previous guidance that pointed to a rate rise towards […]

Pound hits 20 week low against the euro

Pound hits 20 week low against the euro The pound dropped to a 20-week low against the euro amid weak UK data and growing fears of a disruptive Brexit weighing on the currency. The pound has dropped for four straight […]

Second call of online retail initiative opens

Second call of online retail initiative opens The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys has opened the second call of Enterprise Ireland’s Online Retail Scheme. The Scheme, an initiative of the Government through Enterprise Ireland, offers a total […]

Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1

Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1 New figures today show that the number of housing commencements rose by 31.6% in the first quarter of the year compared with the same time last year. The latest Housing Market Monitor, […]

Ireland is close to ‘full employment’, new CSO figures show

THE economy is now close to full employment as the jobless rate slumped to just 4.4pc.

Irish FDI soars 52pc as UK and Europe stall

IRELAND delivered a Brexit-busting performance in attracting foreign direct investment in 2018,

Affordability is key issue for pension system study

Employment minister Regina Doherty has commissioned a key study into the affordability of a

Euro dips on Italian debt worries and trade tensions

Euro dips on Italian debt worries and trade tensions The euro dipped today as investors nervous about trade tensions bought into the safe-haven dollar and fretted that political risks in Europe remain high. This is despite the fact that pro-Europe […]

Mortgage approvals rise by 9.5% in April – BPFI

Mortgage approvals rise by 9.5% in April – BPFI New figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show that just over 4,100 mortgages were approved in April. This is down slightly month on month, but up 9.5% on an […]

New €100 and €200 banknotes in circulation from today

New €100 and €200 banknotes in circulation from today The European Central Bank has said that new €100 and €200 banknotes will start circulating around the euro zone today. The new banknotes use new and innovative security features and are […]

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