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SMEs face higher rates for loans as banks tighten grip on market

The Irish small and medium enterprise (SME) lending market has become increasingly concentrated in the last six months.

Revealed: The top five sectors with the most vacancies for graduates

With the CAO deadline tomorrow, Leaving Cert students will be busy considering their options for third-level study—and their future career.

Minister to nominate Central Bank Governor Philip Lane as candidate to become vice-president of ECB

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will nominate Central Bank Governor Philip Lane as a candidate to become vice-president of the European Cenral Bank, government sources have confirmed.

Level of housing output needs to treble – report

The output of housing in Ireland needs to treble over the coming years in order to meet demand, according to the Goodbody housing tracker report.

Unemployment falls again in January

Unemployment in January fell to 6.1pc, a small decrease on the 6.2pc recorded in December, and a more substantial decrease from the 7.4pc reported in January 2017.

Half of workers are set for pay rise as confidence grows

Nearly half of workers can expect a pay rise this year as more and more employers plan to hike wages.

Knocking, emailing and suiting up: job interview tips around the world

Top tips for doing well at job interviews around the world have been published, ranging from knocking three times in Japan, not winking in Hong Kong and wearing a high-quality suit in Italy.

Gardaí get software to speed up fight on fraud

Gardaí have installed new IT software to help them deal more speedily with thousands of reports of suspicious financial transactions.

Irish banks set to tackle sour loans through securitisation

There is likely to be a “rebound” in the sale of non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios this year as Irish lenders continue to be put under pressure to resolve bad debts, according to ratings agency DBRS.

The Celtic Phoenix: jobs and growth on fast track

THE ‘Celtic Phoenix’ economy is growing more strongly than expected – with wages rising and full employment on the horizon.

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