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Rise in interest rates could now be ‘beneficial’, says Fiscal Council chief

The European Central Bank’s tapering of its quantitative easing programme will not have a huge impact on the Irish economy, Fiscal Advisory Council chief Seamus Coffey has said.

Higher mortgage rates on the way but ‘increases will be gradual’

Borrowers have been warned that European interest rates are set to rise, but the increases will be gradual and it will be 2021 before they hit 1pc.

Annual inflation 0.4pc higher due to charge increases

PRICES rose last month due to electricity suppliers and restaurants increasing their charges.

Wages to leap 15pc – but only if you’re in right type of job

The most highly sought professionals will pick up pay rises worth 15pc as the number of people at work pushes close to its pre-recession peak.

Google to tighten net traffic grip with Irish subsea cable

Google is seeking to increase its control on internet traffic with plans for three new subsea cables, one of which will stop off in Ireland.

Eight simple steps to saving a lot of money on your car insurance

GOOD advice, they say, is best served, and observed, frequently. The surge in insurance premiums may have abated but that is no excuse for taking your eye off the ball and accepting what you’re quoted.

Debt leaves Ireland exposed – Moody’s

Gross government debt was around €8bn higher at the end of September than the same month last year.

Brexit border controls ‘won’t hit Dublin Port’

The re-introduction of border controls with Britain due to Brexit will not adversely impact Dublin Port, its CEO has insisted.

Euro hits a three-year high against the dollar amid optimism

The euro has hit a three-year high against the dollar amid rising optimism about growth in the bloc.

‘Red flag’ warning after oil price surge

Oil hovered near a three-year high of $70 a barrel yesterday on signs that production cuts by Opec and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of “red flags” due to surging US production.

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