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Fashion giant Massimo Dutti confirmed it intends to open more Irish stores as soon as opportunities arise despite its pre-tax profits having plummeted by 98% to €14,000 last year.
Lloyds Banking Group defied expectations of a squeeze on earnings after Britain’s surprise vote to quit the EU by reporting third-quarter profits largely unchanged from a year earlier.
Britain has fined Vodafone a record £4.6m (€5.15m) for “serious and sustained” customer failures, including not updating accounts when mobile phone users topped up their credit
The EU’s tax chief has appealed for a “serene” response from Ireland on the bloc’s latest corporate tax overhaul, saying he’s not out to harm the country’s business
Pre-tax profits at the Teeling Whiskey Company soared by 73%, last year, to €2.95m, as the popularity of Irish whiskey continued to grow.
Confidence amongst Irish consumers fell for a second successive quarter in the three months to the end of September, with those living in Dublin less confident than their counterparts around the count
Ibec has warned that, while company sentiment towards rising pay is improving, “highly inflated” public sector pay claims are “at odds” with Ireland’s current economic re
The Dalata Hotel Group has bought the building which houses its Clayton Hotel in Cardiff, in a move analysts estimate will add nearly €2m to group earnings next year.
Lenders have probably the room to cut mortgage costs by up to a quarter of a percentage point over the next three months but their scope for major cuts later next year is probably diminishing, a senio
Communications Minister Denis Naughten has rejected claims there is a problem with Irish media ownership “plurality” after an independent EU report raised questions about Denis O’Bri
A majority of companies are planning to award pay rises next year, according to Ibec's latest HR Update report.
Sources tell CNBC-TV18â??s Nisha Poddar that SBI is meeting today to take stock of the bankâ??s exposure to Tata Group companies in case there are write-offs.
A square-shaped probe dubbed as "Little Bee" and placed atop China's second space lab currently orbiting the Earth issearching for gamma-ray bursts, the strongest explosions in the universe. The form
The North East Festival, which has become a permanent fixture in the national capital's events map, promises to be bigger in its fourth edition this year with a rock music contest among colleges and b
Delhi High Court today dismissed the appeal filed by Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which runs the Taj Mansingh Hotel here, against the auctioning of the property by New Delhi Municipal Council (ND
The publication of a final report into Russian state-sponsored doping and corruption at the Sochi Olympics has been delayed until December. The World Anti-Doping Agency said on October 26 that Canadia
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank, under pressure from an impending settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, has reported 278 million euros ($303 million) in net profit for the third quarte
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger brother has said he will file a defamation suit worth Rs 26 billion against cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan for levelling "baseless" corruption al
India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the job of a finisher is one of the toughest and it is difficult to find a 'complete' player who is adept at batting in lower order and
Crude palm oil prices moved down by 0.42 per cent to Rs 523.30 per 10 kg in futures trade today as participants reduced their exposure, triggered by easing demand in the spot market against adequate s
A 12-foot long mugger crocodile which had strayed from far-off Satakosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district to Luna rivulet of Mahanadi river system near Kendrapara town was caught alive by wildlife pers
Continuing its gaining streak for the fourth straight day, cardamom prices moved up by 1.32 per cent to Rs 1,240 per kg in futures trade today as participants engaged in enlarging their positions, tak
Director Abhishek Kapoor, whose last film "Fitoor" did not do well at the box office, says for him filmmaking is a humbling experience and he does not give much importance to the results. "For me, fi
The Delhi Police crime branch on Wednesday detained Pakistan's High Commission official Mehmood Akhtar in connection with espionage.Mehmood Akhtar, who holds a diplomatic passport, has been detained a
A Japanese phone company released a set of 176 emojis in 1999
With e-commerce making its way into every aspect of urban livelihood, the arduous ritual of decorating or renovating homes during Diwali is now just a click away. Several online portals now act as a
A BSF jawan was today killed while six civilians were injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire, shelling over 15 Bops and 29 hamlets with mortar bombs and firing from automatic weapons in
Senior IPS officer Ram Phal Pawar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Natgrid-- proposed intelligence gathering mechanism--as part of mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government. A
Actor-director Rahul Bose believes people need to view films through the lens of gender and see if men and women are given equal importance in stories that are brought on the big screen. "It is very
China has ordered a second national census on the sources of pollution as the world's top carbon emitter seeks to bring down the high pollution level affecting several of its main cities. Beginning f
"The board of directors of the company, in its meeting held on October 26, 2016, approved an investment of up to Rs 205 crore, in one or more tranches, for approximately 26-30 percent shareholding i
Continuing its winning run, gold prices rose by another Rs 32 to Rs 29,866 per 10 gram in futures trade today amid a firm global trend. At Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in December was

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