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EU regulators have renewed a push to create a common base for calculating taxable corporate profits with draft legislation that threatens to isolate Ireland politically as the UK prepares to quit the
International business — including its contract with the GAA — has been credited for a 43% jump in annual revenues for Hawk-Eye Innovations, the company whose technology is used to decide
A decline in sales of its iconic iPhone caused Apple to post its third consecutive decline in quarterly revenue and profit late last night.
Britain is showing signs of getting over-caffeinated, and the shakes and tremors in Whitbread’s earnings are the early symptoms.
The Government has confirmed it will make a pitch for a second EU regulator to relocate its offices and staff from the UK following the Brexit decision by seeking to lure the European Banking Authorit
A leading marketing and PR company, which has been placed in examinership, is restructuring its operations in the hope of trading out of difficulty.
PM Group, the Dublin- and Cork-based-management services group, is eyeing acquisitions in the US and western Europe as part of its five-year growth plan, which began last year.
One of Europe’s most storied soccer teams says it has a plan to turn a €140m deficit into a profit, and fast.
France’s economic recovery is not only trailing the eurozone, it is generating fewer jobs than elsewhere, a problem that staffing company Adecco says is partly down to apprenticeships.
The owner of the country’s largest hotel, the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, has expressed confidence in it delivering double-digit percentage growth in profits and revenue this year.
Income inequality may lie at the core of many problems at the heart of the so-called developed world.
REZ in virtual reality is transcendent, writes Ronan Jennings. 
Google has trained more than 500,000 people in Africa on digital skills under its Digital Skills For Africa Programme.
Google has trained more than 500,000 people in Africa on digital skills under its Digital Skills For Africa Programme.
Oil-rich Azerbaijan, the economy of which was negatively affected by sharp drop in oil prices and other negative developments intends to adapt to new economic conditions and improve business climate i
In a huge relief to senior BJP leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, a special CBI court here today acquitted him along with his two sons and son-in-law in a Rs 40 crore illegal
Not impressed by the highly regarded Right to Education Act (RTE), Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian said India has witnessed as much as "25 per cent drop in standards of education" after RTE.
Trade ministers of 16 countries, including India, China and Japan, will meet early next month to review the progress in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and resolve issues holding ba
Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Google parent company Alphabet announced Tuesday it is pausing expansion of the high-speed internet network Google Fiber and laying off 9 percent of its s
Share price jumped more than 3 percent on Tuesday after mining giant announced production rise.
A US federal judge has approved a 15 billion dollar (€13.4bn) court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal.
Downgrade risk as sluggish economy makes it harder to narrow the budget deficit as quickly as was promised.
NEW YORK (AP) — Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat’s campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Card CEO Ted Chung is a maverick among the aloof, conservative business elites whose rigidly hierarchical corporate empires, or chaebol, dominate South Korea’s
The much-debated plan for the University of Florida to take over operations of Sanford Burnham in Orlando's medical city is off, UF officials confirmed Tuesday."The University of Florida is willing to
Turmeric prices rose by 1.91 per cent to Rs 7,140 per quintal in futures trade today as participants enlarged positions, driven by pick up in demand in the spot market. At the National Commodity and
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has fined Vodafone a record 4.6 million pounds ($5.60 million) for "serious and sustained" customer failures, including not updating accounts when mobile phone users topped
In the arid countryside of Rajasthan, the state's experiment of integrating traditional farming of millets, wheat and pulses with more lucrative forms of allied cultivation is finally bearing fruits.
A day after passing a no-confidence motion against Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, Mayor Sudhakar Sonawane today demanded his immediate recall by Chief Minister saying t
As the demand of fire crackers swells ahead of Diwali, unlawful fire cracker units have sprouted across Odisha's Kendrapara district without mandatory 'operational' permit and violation of fire safety
A 90-year-old man was seriously injured when he was attacked allegedly by a pack of stray dogs while lying in the sitout of a house at Varkala near here today, police said. Raghavan, was attacked by
World Economic Forum report shows SA's gender gap is closing, and the country's ranking has improved too.
Flipkart's Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Baweja has put in his papers after a two-year stint, marking the latest top-level exit at the e-commerce major.

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