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Online shoppers face changes and charges post-Brexit

Online shoppers face changes and charges post-Brexit Consumer buying goods online from the UK face immediate changes with increased VAT and import tariffs when the package is delivered by An Post to their home in Ireland, if Brexit goes ahead […]

Growth slows in OECD countries; marked slowdown in UK & Germany

Growth slows in OECD countries; marked slowdown in UK & Germany Economic growth across the OECD area slowed to 0.5% in the second three months of 2019. That compared to growth of 0.6% across the organisation’s 36 member countries in […]

European stocks tumble on trade war blows

European stocks tumble on trade war blows Technology stocks led a tumble in European equities in early deals on Monday as investors fled from riskier assets after another exchange of blows by the United States and China over trade at […]

ECB readies big guns as September rate cut beckons

ECB readies big guns as September rate cut beckons The European Central Bank (ECB) will deliver both rate cuts and will pump yet more money into the eurozone’s ailing economy next month. The disclosures came in the minutes of the […]

Multinational cash gives economy healthier glow

Multinational cash gives economy healthier glow NEW data from the Central Statistics Office shows how dependent the economy is on big multinational companies for growth and keeping the budget afloat. The “gross value added” by foreign multinationals last year was […]

Bad loan sales will continue despite let up in ECB pressure

Bad loan sales will continue despite let up in ECB pressure The European Central Bank (ECB) has increased the time banks get to sort out bad debts but it will not slow loan sales here. Banks will now get more […]

Fed will remain flexible, rates not on ‘preset course’; minutes

Fed will remain flexible, rates not on ‘preset course’; minutes The US Federal Reserve will remain flexible and interest rates will not be on a “preset course” despite persistent risks from trade uncertainty and weak global growth, the Federal reserve […]

European shares steady on upbeat PMI data, Italy jumps

European shares steady on upbeat PMI data, Italy jumps European shares traded close to flat on Thursday as upbeat surveys on Germany and the euro zone offset signs that US policymakers had not intended to start a cycle of interest […]

EPA publishes industrial pollutant emissions data

EPA publishes industrial pollutant emissions data There was a dramatic decrease in the HCFC refrigerant gas emissions from large industrial activities, according to the most recent data from the Environmental Protection Agency. The findings from 2017 show the positive response […]

Card spending continued to rise in second quarter

Card spending continued to rise in second quarter Almost €19 billion was spent on Irish credit and debit cards between April and June, according to the Central Bank. That represents an 8% rise year-on-year, as consumers increasingly opted for cards […]

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