New Zealand bans zero hour contracts

New Zealand has passed legislation banning ‘zero hour’ contracts, in a move to ban deals criticised by many as exploitative.

Pfizer/Allergan boost as M&A activity jumps €45.3bn to €189bn in 2015

Mergers and acquisitions increased in value from €45.3bn to €189bn last year but reduced in volume, down to 104 from 120 in 2014, according to the William Fry M&A Review 2015.

Health insurers ordered to give more information to families renewing policies

HEALTH insurers have been ordered to provide more information to families when they are renewing their policies.

Price of Irish farm land falls by almost €1,000 per acre

Kildare tops list for most expensive land values at €13,886 per acre

Third of Irish employers offering pay rises to retain staff

Survey finds half of private sector employers to provide above-inflation pay rises this year

Glanbia launches new €100m milk loan fund for farmers

A €100M fund linked to the milk price has been unveiled for dairy farmers looking to expand in the face of volatility on the markets.

CarGurus to establish European HQ in Dublin creating 100 jobs

CarGurus, the US automotive shopping website headed up by the co-founder of TripAdvisor, is to establish its European headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years.

US and European stocks firmer

Oil prices nudge upwards as yields on government bonds rise

Employers nationwide plan 5pc increase in staffing levels in Q2

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing are the only sectors in Ireland that are expecting a decline in staffing levels in the second quarter of the year.

Dublin hotel room rates to hit boom levels in 2017 – PwC

Hotel room rates in Dublin rose at the fastest pace in Europe last year – up by almost quarter and on course to hit boom levels.

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