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When the then candidate Rodrigo Duterte spoke before a group of Makati businessmen, he outlined his economic program by talking about the war on drugs he wil
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Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Lissadell House, Co Sligo, have joined forces to launch ‘Taste the Atlantic: a Seafood Journey’, an exhibition celebrating Ireland’s long tradition in oyster
Dairies, retailers, and consumers do not appreciate the value of the fresh milk sector within the Irish dairy industry, says IFA president Joe Healy.
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
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on Thursday, but remained below $50 a barrel, as doubts over OPEC's ability to organize a coordinated production cut weighed on markets, while firm demand
Hillary Clinton was joined at her election rally in Tampa by popular Spanish-American chef Jose Ramon Andres, who slammed her Republican rival Donald Trump for his remarks on immigrants. Clinton said
A Morgan Stanley survey shows a significant overlap in membership between both retailers and concludes they can coexist.
During Wednesday night’s Anderson Cooper 360, Democratic and Republican panelists duked it out over the importance of grassroots work on campaigns. Democratic consultant Jonathan Tasini pointed
Analysts had expected a loss from Suncor in the third quarter of 2016, but it turned a profit instead as it pulled costs down to levels not seen in a
An environmental protection project in Tibet, launched amid criticism that China's mining projects were affecting its fragile ecosystem, is now beginning to bring about improvements, the Chinese Acade
OPEC reached a tentative agreement last month to cut oil production at its next meeting in November. However, Iraq, the cartel's second largest producer, is balking, stating that it will not reduce ou
Donald Trump is the "poster boy" for everything that is wrong with the American economy, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said. Her comments came on a day when the Republican nomin
(Reuters) - Gold prices inched down on Thursday to extend losses from the previous session as the U.S. dollar steadied against the yen, but underlying demand for bullion was seen as robust ahead of ma
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's red star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame was smashed into pieces, media reports said.
Protesters walked to City Hall at a snail's pace — a reference to Comcast's service — to demand elected officials build a city operated broadband network that would make the internet af
Samsung Electronics said its net profit fell 16.8% to $4 billion in the third quarter, hurt by the recall and eventual discontinuance of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
LivingSocial, the online deals site based in Washington, D.C., that was once valued at $6 billion, announced Wednesday that it is selling itself to rival Groupon for an undisclosed sum. Both compa
The company also announced that it was removing the “interim” tag from Ryan Kearny’s title as chief technology officer.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese package delivery company ZTO Express raised $1.4 billion in the biggest U.S. initial public offering of the year on Wednesday as its backers cashed in on China's booming o
Note 7 recall debacle burns earnings and hammers reputation of South Korean technology giant
A new round of US election polls appear to send mixed signals about the state of the race to the White House, with one showing less than a one-point gap between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while
CALGARY - Oilsands giant Suncor Energy is reporting net third-quarter earnings of $392 million compared with a net loss of $376 million in the same period of last year. The Calgary-based company repo
Singer-songwriter Phil Collins is still friends with members of the band Genesis.
About 200 people attending a two-day conference on the business side of wildly popular e-sports competitions got the first look at the 15,000-square-foot arena space under construction at downtown
Appearing on CNN’s Outfront, Trump advocate Kayleigh McEnany ran into a brickwall after asking a prominent women’s rights attorney why she was backing Hillary Clinton when she should be ho
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were below $50 per barrel on Thursday on doubts OPEC will be able to bring together its members and Russia to organize a coordinated crude production cut.

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