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Daryl Blundell provides tips on how companies can get off the ground.
A row of greenhouses under construction at Knox Nursery will soon be home rapid expansion of Florida's newest cash crop: medical marijuana. Some marijuana was already harvested at the Winter Garden fi
Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea posted annual sales of over €150m in the Republic, prompting fresh speculation that it may look to Cork to open a new store.
Killorglin-based financial services group Fexco has expressed confidence in weathering the Brexit storm as it continues to grow its UK operations.
Research has found that large business mail users will turn further away from An Post if prices are increased.
China has made its first investment in Ireland’s energy market, with the European arm of its state-owned nuclear development company China General Nuclear (CGN) agreeing to buy 14 wind farms fro
A firm owned by the members of U2 last year recorded profits of over €3.7m last year as it reaped the dividends of the band’s blockbusting world tour and new music.
Irish bank shares posted gains despite continuing fears about the health of Italian lenders and a cautionary report from Fitch Ratings on the outlook for Irish lenders after Brexit.
Two of Asia’s biggest technology companies, including Apple-supplier Foxconn, are looking to expand investment in the US, as president-elect Donald Trump pushes to bring manufacturing and jobs b
Co-ops need to deliver at least 30c per litre for November milk, said ICMSA dairy chairman Gerald Quain.
Dairy farmers can boost their profits through better breeding and grass utilisation, industry experts said at the Teagasc National Dairy Conference.
Pfizer and Flynn Pharma were fined a record amount for abusing their dominant position in the UK by charging unfair prices for unbranded versions of the Epanutin anti-epilepsy drug.
Starbucks is looking to raise its profile among millennials by selling upmarket coffee at $10 (€9.30) a cup at a select number of ‘reserve’ brand stores and ‘tasting rooms&rsquo
A 52-page report by the CSO has for the first time detailed the depth of the economic and social links binding the economies of Ireland and Britain — ties which could be under threat if the UK p
The water charge issue confirms that Irish streets are very long indeed.
The Nairobi County plans to digitise lands registry by February next year to end land grabbing.
The Nairobi County plans to digitise lands registry by February next year to end land grabbing.
Proxy advisor InGovern has asked minority shareholders of Tata group companies to vote against promoters' proposal to remove Cyrus Mistry from their boards, saying they have not provided "any compelli
Three powerful Improvised Explosive Devices, weighing five kilograms each, planted by naxals were recovered by security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukmadistrict, police said today. The explosives (IEDs
Suspected militants today looted a bank branch in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and fired several rounds before fleeing with cash, police said here. This is second incident of looting of a bank i
Proxy advisor InGovern has asked minority shareholders of Tata group companies to vote against promoters' proposal to remove Cyrus Mistry from their boards, saying they have not provided "a
The European Central Bank will extend its already generous asset buys on Thursday, aiming to boost stubbornly weak inflation, but with much of its firepower exhausted it may also debate sending a tok
 In a bid to promote digital transactions, Modi government will waive service tax on debit and credit card transactions of up to Rs 2,000 amid cash crunch following withdrawal of old Rs 500 and 1,000
China's imports grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in November, fuelled by its strong thirst for commodities from coal to iron ore, whil
Six of the seven Tata listed group companies where Mistry serves as a director have called EGMs between December 13 and 26 after having received requisition to this effect from the promoter sharehol
Actor Nawazuddin Siddqui will be essaying the role of Sultana Daku, a dreaded dacoit in his next film "The Confession of Sultana Daku". London based production house Beautiful Bay Entertainment has r
India could take only one wicket in the second session as England reached 196 for two at tea on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test, here today. Debutant Keaton Jennings (103) and Moeen Al
Four members of a family, including a child, were critically injured in firing by unidentified persons in Obra area here today, police said. Brijesh Yadav (38) was travelling with Chandrama Yadav (36
With an aim to inspire rural youth to pick up hockey sticks instead of guns, veteran defender Dilip Tirkey is organising one of the biggest rural hockey tournaments and over 1300 teams are expected to
Scoreboard at tea on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test between India and England at the Wankhede stadium, here today. England 1st innings: Alastair Cook st Patel b Jadeja
Five persons, including four policemen, were injured in a clash between members of two communities over playing music during a marriage procession here. The incident took place late last night, Joint
Dismissing the petition against demonetisation, Karnataka High Court has upheld certain restrictions that accompanied the decision saying they are matters for central government and RBI to decide. In
The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested a person from Sabarmati Railway Station here and seized three kilograms of 'charas' valued at around Rs 15 lakh from his possession. According to an NCB official

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