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Euro zone unemployment at lowest since 2011

Jobless rate in 19-nation euro zone fell to 10.3% in February, new figures show

Canadian firm paid €258m in cash for Denis O’Brien’s Topaz

Petrol station chain was sold to Couche Tard in February

Central Bank revises 2016 growth upwards

Regulator says strong growth in domestic demand will push GDP growth up to 5.1% this year

Sterling drops to weakest level in 15 months against the euro

The pound sterling has dropped to the weakest level in 15 months against the euro, in a move that will hit Irish exporters.

World’s first ‘million dollar coin’ to go on sale in Ireland

The world’s first ‘million dollar’ coin can be bought has become available for sale in Ireland and the UK after Irish gold brokers GoldCore secured exclusive selling rights.

Irish airlines might join forces to create new European giant

Dublin-based carriers Stobart Air and CityJet are exploring a tie-up in a move that could create one of Europe’s biggest regional airline groups, the Irish Independent has learned.

Atlantic Bridge unveils €140m fund for tech firms

New fund is aimed at companies with potential global market scalability

Ireland issues first ever 100 year government bond at interest rate of just 2.35pc

Ireland has issued its first ever 100 year government bond, at the extraordinarily low interest rate of just 2.35pc.

Retail sales up 11pc on year, consumer confidence at 15-year high

RETAIL sales were up 0.3pc in the month of February and 11pc compared with the same period last year as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high.

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s cuts euro zone forecasts

Agency says it expects euro zone to grow at 1.5% this year, versus earlier estimate of 1.8%

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