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How lean helps firms mean business and be competitive

Working from an island, as exporters do in Ireland, forces us to be more competitive than companies in markets we sell to.

Eurozone economic sentiment at highest since 2001

Eurozone economic sentiment rose in October for the fifth consecutive month to reach its highest level since the start of 2001, showing almost no impact from the Catalan crisis, according to European Commission data.

How to hedge against currency volatility

he value of any currency can, and does, fluctuate over time due to the many economic, fiscal or political vagaries that face any economy, and in turn their domestic currency.

Over half of Irish businesses expect a cyber attack on their operations by year end

More than half of Irish businesses expect a cyber attack on their operations by the end of 2017 while 36pc have already experienced one this year, according to the results of a new survey.

Warning hard Brexit could leave Border region further behind

How to deal with the Border issue post-Brexit looks increasingly intractable.

Buying your first home can be a stressful experience, here’s all you need to know

With so many seemingly attractive offers out there to lure first time buyers it can be hard to navigate the mortgage market.

Eurogroup chief warns countries still exposed to ‘future shocks’

Eurozone countries remain vulnerable to another crisis because they don’t have the fiscal space to absorb future shocks, the outgoing head of the Eurogroup has warned.

Apartments now cost more to build than houses: experts

The cost of building a two-bedroom apartment is way in excess of the selling price, meaning few developments are likely to go ahead unless the Government tackles Vat, levies and other costs, a new report claims.

Finance Minister: ‘Stamp duty hike in national interest’

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has issued an unapologetic defence of his decision to increase the rate of stamp duty on commercial property transactions from 2pc to 6pc in the Budget.

What happens if my loan is sold?

If your loan is sold to a vulture fund or another bank all of the original contracts remain the same – though that includes the obligation to make repayments.

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