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European shares slide as Italian election risk reignites euro break-up anxieties

European shares slumped for a second day on Tuesday as investors took flight on renewed fears of euro zone break-up risk as Italy embarked on a new election campaign which could become a proxy referendum on euro membership. Italy’s main […]

Fears fresh Italian election will be a ‘euro referendum’

Chaos ruled the Italian markets yesterday as the nation plunged deeper into political turmoil, with knock-on effects for other highly-indebted eurozone countries – including Ireland. Italy’s borrowing costs for two-year bonds surged to the highest level in four years on […]

Calls made for urgent law changes to prevent car insurance market ‘cartel’

Urgent legislative changes have been called for to prevent cartel-type operations in the motor insurance industry.

Poor credit history? Late payers now facing extra charges on credit cards

Customers with poor credit histories will be charged more than people who have always paid their bills promptly, as “personalised pricing” is introduced in Ireland for the first time. Provider Avantcard is introducing the tiered interest rates, the first personalised […]

Insurance now the biggest bill for GAA clubs

The cost of insurance has doubled for GAA clubs in the past five years. Tom Ryan, the director general of the Gaelic Athletic Association, told an Oireachtas committee that the cost of insurance premiums is a major challenge for the […]

Adrian Weckler on GDPR: A foolproof guide to what all those emails really mean

WE’VE all been getting the incessant emails. They say things like: “Let’s keep in touch!” And: “Important – if you want to keep receiving our emails …” For weeks, they’ve been filling up our inboxes because of what is happening […]

Eurozone data signals recovery has peaked

Eurozone economic growth slowed much more sharply than expected this month, a business survey showed. That fact, along with weaker inflation, has intensified concerns there will be no return to the bloc’s recent boom times.

New data laws will be used as opportunity by cyber criminals: gardaí

Cyber criminals are planning to take advantage of new data laws with a fresh wave of scam phone calls and emails, gardaí have warned.

Ireland falls six places in world competitiveness rankings

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has expressed her disappointment after Ireland fell six places in the latest IMD World Competitiveness Rankings.

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