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Holidaymakers ‘taking risks over travel cover’

Holidaymakers are taking huge risks by not buying adequate travel insurance, a financial expert has warned.

Irish Business Monitor June 2017

Your Business Live, Ireland’s major SME event brings you the Irish Business Monitor – an indicator for businesses in Ireland, in partnership with SFA, IBEC and Enterprise Ireland.

Oil price spikes higher on trader bets despite supply glut

Oil rose on Monday to break a three-day losing streak, after futures traders increased their bets on a renewed price upswing even though rising US drilling helped keep physical markets bloated.

End of roaming fees – but mind Facebook and WhatsApp use

Mobile phone charges for roaming calls and texts in the EU are to finally end this week. However, consumers are being warned that they could still face steep EU roaming bills for using services such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. […]

Varadkar: Theresa May’s failure to win a majority might result in a softer Brexit

Taoiseach-designate Leo Varadkar said on Monday that Theresa May’s failure to win a majority in last week’s election might result in a softer Brexit.

Construction activity growth rises sharply – the fastest seen since February 2016

Activity in Ireland’s construction sector accelerated sharply last month and at one of the fastest rates in the 17-year history of the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index.

Yields on €500m auction of short-term government debt expected to remain in negative territory

Yields on this week’s €500m auction of short-term government debt are expected to remain in negative territory as investors continue to pay the state for the privilege of holding their money.

The UK election result: Three things Irish businesses should monitor

As the UK election bombshell unfolds this morning, business owners in Ireland already having to deal with the uncertainty around Brexit will be waking up to further reasons for concern.

Sterling drops after UK election shock

Sterling dived and the FTSE share index was set to fall 1pc on Friday after a shockingly bad election result for Prime Minister Theresa May plunged Britain into political chaos days before the start of Brexit talks.

ECB signals ultra-cheap debt era is almost over

Mario Draghi has given the clearest indication yet that the era of record low borrowing costs is drawing to a close.

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