Dollar at highest against euro since 2003

The dollar climbed to the highest level since 2003 against the euro and gold plunged as the prospect of a steeper path for US interest rates filtered through markets. US stocks fluctuated after the worst day in two months.

Homing in on big savings

ONE of the biggest savings for households can be made by switching a mortgage to another provider.

Rent caps in ‘pressure zones’ to end spiralling costs to be announced today

In-demand locations will be subject to rent caps under plans to be announced today, the Irish Independent can reveal.

The case for ‘digital first’ in Irish business

Companies in Ireland can unlock huge revenue potentials and establish the country as a digital powerhouse on the global stage.

Housing drives jobs boost

Irish construction firms are taking on extra staff, pushing the sharpest rise in employment since February, according to Ulster Bank’s latest Construction PMI.

EU ramps up action against states over emission scandal

The European Union will take action against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police car emissions rules, EU sources have said.

Last-minute gift shopping? Top tips to avoid online Christmas present rip-offs

With less than two shopping weeks to Christmas, those leaving it late are in danger of being ripped off in the dash to buy gifts.

Credit unions give out more loans as member savings increase to €12bn

More people are taking out loans with credit unions, while there has been a rise in the amount of money saved with the member-owned institutions.

Mobile bills now under €25 a month

Ireland is among the cheapest European countries for mobile bills but still ranks as too expensive for home broadband, Ireland’s telecoms watchdog has found.

Ireland set to be Europe’s fastest-growing economy in 2016 after weathering initial Brexit fallout

The economy performed strongly in the months after the Brexit vote, official figures have revealed.

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