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Euro zone business growth halts as Germany goes into reverse

Euro zone business growth halts as Germany goes into reverse Euro zone business growth stalled this month, dragged down by shrinking activity in powerhouse Germany, where a manufacturing recession deepened unexpectedly. Today’s downbeat survey results come less than two weeks after the European Central Bank pledged indefinite stimulus to revive the 19-country currency bloc’s ailing […]

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Central Bank warns on Brexit and corporation tax ‘shock’

Central Bank warns on Brexit and corporation tax ‘shock’ The Central Bank has warned that a disorderly Brexit and a reduction in the amount of corporation tax collected by the Exchequer could deliver a negative shock to the public finances. In an Economic Letter published today, the Central Bank has forecast that the national debt […]

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Some jobs and businesses may not be saved in event of no-deal Brexit – Taoiseach

Some jobs and businesses may not be saved in event of no-deal Brexit – Taoiseach The Taoiseach has warned that some jobs and some businesses may not be saved in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of next month. Leo Varadkar also told the Dáil that there “hasn’t been an enormous take-up […]

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‘Palpable’ risk of no-deal Brexit remains – Juncker

‘Palpable’ risk of no-deal Brexit remains – Juncker European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said there was a “palpable” risk of a no-deal Brexit and progress on replacing the backstop could not be made to reach a deal until the UK submitted written proposals. Speaking at the European Parliament, he said “the risk of a no-deal […]

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UK car imports spend races 181% higher in summer months – Fexco

UK car imports spend races 181% higher in summer months – Fexco New figures show that Irish motorists increased their spending on cars imported from the UK by 181% in July and August compared to the same two months in 2018. The figures show that the country’s car import boom is picking up speed as […]

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House rebuild costs rise by 6%, SCSI survey shows

House rebuild costs rise by 6%, SCSI survey shows National average re-build costs have increased by an average of 6% over the past year, the latest Guide to House Rebuilding Costs from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland reveals. The Guide to House Rebuilding Costs is used by homeowners to calculate the rebuilding costs of […]

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House rebuild costs rise by 6%, SCSI survey shows

House rebuild costs rise by 6%, SCSI survey shows National average re-build costs have increased by an average of 6% over the past year, the latest Guide to House Rebuilding Costs from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland reveals. The Guide to House Rebuilding Costs is used by homeowners to calculate the rebuilding costs of […]

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Bank to the future: online banking set for big changes

Bank to the future: online banking set for big changes In the past few weeks it’s likely that your bank, credit union or building society has been in touch to ensure that the contact details they have on file for you are correct. That’s so they can comply with new European rules, coming into force […]

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Petrol and diesel prices could rise ‘significantly’ – AA Roadwatch

Petrol and diesel prices could rise ‘significantly’ – AA Roadwatch Motorists can expect a hike in the price of petrol and diesel prices within weeks following attacks on two Saudi oil processing plants, according to AA Roadwatch. The warning came as the cost of a barrel of oil surged after drone strikes on national energy […]

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ECB announces measures to kick start euro zone economy

ECB announces measures to kick start euro zone economy The European Central Bank today promised an indefinite supply of fresh asset purchases and cut interest rates deeper into negative territory, an effort to prop up the ailing euro zone economy. The moves come in the final weeks of ECB President Mario Draghi’s mandate. They will […]

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