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AIB’s failure to comply with anti-money laundering reporting procedures was a stain on the lender, chairman Richard Pym has said. There was “no excuse” and the failing was “a s
It is a good time for mortgage borrowers to look to fix the costs of their home loans, an expert has said after KBC Bank announced cuts to its fixed rates for new and existing customers.
Market conditions are aligned for Finance Minister Michael Noonan to give the green light for a shares’ sales in AIB in early summer, chief executive Bernard Byrne has said.
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Shares in British explorer Europa Oil and Gas climbed 6% yesterday on the back of the company effectively doubling the reserve estimate at one of its chief prospects off the west coast of Ireland.
As Britain prepares to negotiate its EU departure, a number of banks are likely to decide within two months where to set up new continental bases to make sure they can keep serving clients in the bloc
Almost 45 million cigarettes worth €23.5m were seized in 2016 while nearly 400,000 litres of fuel were confiscated, according to the Revenue’s annual report.
Hollard’s bid to buy Regent Insurance and Regent Life Assurance has been approved, although with conditions.
Old Mutual is selling its 26 percent stake in India-based in Kotak Mahindra.
Kings XI Punjab will extend support to the cause of providing underprivileged children with a better lifestyle. The franchise has pledged support to World Immunisation Week for the 4th consecutiv
Following an improvement in its struggling domestic operations, Fitch Ratings today upgraded Tata Motors' ratings to BB+ from BB with a stable outlook. "The upgrade of long-term issuer default rating
The year was 1969. Amitabh Bachchan was looking for a break in Hindi films; Vinod Khanna had already bagged his first role. "I was struggling to get a role, any role, anywhere," Bachchan, 74, wrote i
The Centre has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure that the ongoing process to recruit 10,000 Special Police Officers (SPOs) is free from political interference. This was conveyed at a h
The initial public offering of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) will take "a few months" as co-location issues need to be sorted out, Sebi chief Ajay Tyagi said today. NSE, which filed its draft pap
Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media.
Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media.
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Focusing on the importance of performing arts in medieval and ancient India, a two-day seminar here discussed the relevance of Sanskrit musicological texts in the present times. "Sangita Ratnakra of
It may sound like something out of a Westworld TV script, but sex robots with customisable nipples that can quote Shakespeare could soon be replacing women in the bedroom.
It may sound like something out of a Westworld TV script, but sex robots with customisable nipples that can quote Shakespeare could soon be replacing women in the bedroom.
The technical education regulator AICTE has asked engineering colleges to take steps to stop spitting on campuses. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) said He government's Swachh Bh
The proposed Kerala Co-Operative Bank, an ambitious initiative of the CPI(M)-led LDF government, is likely to become a reality in 18 months with a committee today submitting its report on its formatio
Markets regulator Sebi today said it has issued fresh notices to some brokers for their alleged involvement in the Rs 5,600 crore NSEL scam and a final decision in this regard will "take some months".
Security forces foiled an attempt by militants to rob a bank in Anantnag district of Kashmir and arrested one ultra today, police said here. Two armed men entered into a branch of Jammu and Kashmir B
In a major reshuffle in the Maharashtra police department, the government has transferred 137 officers, including from the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the SP-level officers. The order for the tra
The Karnataka government will issue in the next two days an order for implementing a state budgetary proposal to cap cinema ticket rates at Rs 200, a top official said today. The delay in issuing the
Indian online learners have greater career and educational benefits as compared to their peers in the US and UK, says a Coursera survey. Among working professionals and job seekers, 89 per cent of In
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Government think tank NITI Aayog expects India's growth rate to return to the 8 per cent plus trajectory in 2-3 years, paving the way for faster reduction in poverty during the next decade. In it
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