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Motor group to create 50 jobs with €15m investment in dealership cluster

Cork-based motor group Johnson & Perrott is to open the first phase of a €15m dealership cluster at Bishopstown in Cork today. The overall project will deliver 50 jobs. “Our dealership in Bishopstown is the largest purpose-built new facility for […]

How banks are making it easier to get rid of unwanted costly subscriptions

Banks have moved to make it easier for consumers to cancel unwanted subscriptions. The changes are likely to come as a huge relief as many companies make it very difficult for customers who have signed up for services, such as […]

Large numbers of SMEs yet to prepare for payroll shake-up

Large numbers of smaller firms have admitted they are not prepared for changes in how payroll systems interact with Revenue that are due to come into force in January. An overhaul of the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system is […]

European shares slip on China weakness

European shares fell back yesterday as weakness in Chinese markets and worries over a trade dispute between the United States and China eclipsed optimism that a Nafta deal could be struck by today’s deadline. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended the […]

US tech firm leaves Ireland for US after Trump tax cuts

Internet domain registry business Afilias has moved its headquarters out of Dublin to the US, citing recent US tax changes as a reason for the move. It’s a sign that Donald Trump’s efforts to attract business home are having an […]

Avoiding a hard border in Ireland a ‘pivotal issue’ for Germany

Avoiding a hard border in Ireland is a ‘pivotal issue’ for Germany says Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. “Any insecurity or deterioration in relation to Northern Ireland must not happen as a consequence of Brexit and in this regard we need […]

Alan O’Neill: Selling is an acquired art – but a skill every company needs

Large organisations have clearly-defined corporate structures that remove ambiguity in roles and responsibilities. Regardless of the sector that they’re in, commercial organisations have a common denominator; they need to sell their products or services to achieve sales targets. Consequently, every […]

Global central banks set to dump £100bn of sterling in hard Brexit

Central banks holding sterling as part of their foreign exchange (forex) reserves could sell more than £100bn (€109bn) of the currency should Britain crash out of the European Union without a trade deal, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) […]

Chinese bitcoin mining rig makers aim to raise billions in HK IPOs

Three of the world’s largest bitcoin mining equipment makers plan to raise billions of dollars with initial public offerings in Hong Kong, even as other companies report plunging demand for the chips needed to make bitcoin and a halving in […]

Euro tipped to near parity with sterling under hard Brexit

Sterling will fall to 95 pence to the euro and approach parity in the early part of next year if a hard Brexit is still on the cards, according to analysts at Investec Ireland. Currency volatility, and unfavourable rates, are […]

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