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Asia shares worn out by trade tension, yen a safe harbour

Asian shares carved out a 14-month trough on Friday as investors feared a new salvo of Sino-US tariffs could come at any moment, while a slump in US chip stocks rippled through the tech-heavy region. Spreadbetters pointed to a firm […]

Irish fintechs target growth in digital-savvy Nordic nations

Irish fintechs have been active in the Nordics for years, with an increasing number targeting growth in the region. Success has been built on shared attitudes to innovation and the potential of both markets to develop as globally significant fintech […]

No-deal Brexit threat to our food firms

Bord Bia, Greencore, and the Revenue Commissioners were among a batch of parties to issue stark warnings to the Irish food industry on its looming tariff-laden future last week. Talk of rotten produce and intensified border checks painted a bleak […]

Majority of Irish IT professionals do not trust social media

The majority of Irish IT professionals do not trust social media providers to manage their personal data carefully. In addition, the survey of 111 IT decision makers found that 87pc of retailers, two thirds of Government bodies, 63pc of utility […]

SMEs are not good at chasing tenders but help is at hand

Under 10pc of SMEs have managed to win a lucrative government contract and many don’t even bother to apply – but a new company is now there to lend a helping hand Every morning when I check my phone, I […]

Tax Institute boss hits out at Revenue ‘delays’ and ‘inconsistency’

THE new president of the Irish Tax Institute has lashed out at Revenue, saying businesses have been facing big delays in getting clarifications on important tax questions. Marie Bradley said some businesses are waiting three to six months for answers […]

Central Bank orders fund managers to review fees

Regulators at the Central Bank have ordered managers of Irish-domiciled mutual funds to review fees charged to investors, after uncovering evidence of possible overcharging. The Central Bank of Ireland’s Director General Financial Conduct, Derville Rowland, said the regulator is concerned […]

Thousands of families face huge inheritance tax bills as home values rise

Thousands of families are set to be hit with huge tax bills when they inherit homes and other assets this year. And many are in for a shock, as half of people mistakenly believe their family home is exempt from […]

Pfizer facing $100m Brexit bill as it grapples with no-deal fallout

European firms aren’t alone in their Brexit pain – Pfizer, the US-based drug behemoth, says its costs for dealing with the upcoming split will reach $100m (€86.4m). The UK’s looming rupture with the EU threatens to slow goods at borders […]

Manufacturing output hits seven month high

Manufacturing output has risen to a seven month high driven by sharp increases in output and new orders. The headline PMI in August was 57.5, from 56.3 in July. Any reading over 50 is deemed growth. New order growth quickened […]

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