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Comesa-USAID sign $77m agreement

Business Reporter The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the United States Agency for International Development have signed a $77 million agreement aimed at strengthening regional development.Through this agreement, USAID will contribute $77 million to strengthen the collaborative partnership between the two organisations and implement regional trade, investment, and agriculture development programs that...
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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
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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
British bank Barclays Thursday said it had set aside an extra £600 million ($733 million, 672 million euros) to compensate customers mis-sold insurance, a day after rival Lloyds gave a similar update
LONDON (Reuters) - Reassuring results from some of Europe's biggest banks gave financials a boost on Thursday and helped offset weakness in oil-related stocks, while higher bond yields underpinned the
Over the past 10 years Ukraine’s national debt increased up to 80% of GDP, while debt service costs exceeded defense spending. Experts believe that the country has no alternative yet to external borro
The company has priced the lightweight cruisers, V9 Bobber and Roamer, at Rs 13.6 lakh, while the bigger MGX-21 gets a price tag of Rs 27.78 lakh.
Google and Apple supposedly have performed a tactical retreat in their efforts to disrupt the car industry, and shifted from making cars to developing software for same. It will be a hard sell as lar
Agroup of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of emails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and separatist rebe
Azerbaijan, which enjoys advantageous geographic location at a crossroads between East and West and developed transport infrastructure, may soon become a hub for export of Croatian production.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said third-quarter operating profit at its core brand plunged more than half, adding weight to management calls for cutbacks at VW's biggest division.
On October 26 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin travelled to the occupied Crimean peninsula to address a forum by the All-Russia People’s Front – a political movement Putin started i
Barclays sets aside an extra £600m to meet PPI claims as it reports a rise in quarterly profits.
Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with prosecutors of the Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor (SAP) Office on Wednesday detained former director of state-run e
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank chief John Cryan pledged on Thursday to redouble restructuring efforts, warning that the bank faces tough times as it seeks to finalize talks with U.S. justice aut
The coins are currently available at all MMTC outlets across India along with select branches of seven banks - Indian Overseas Bank, Vijaya Bank, Federal Bank, Yes Bank, Andhra Bank, ICICI Bank and
Good days are here again for job seekers as temporary hiring may see a jump of 20-25 percent this festive season compared to last year, say experts.
London's benchmark share index opens lower as investors await the latest GDP figures.
The European Union's inability to complete a trade agreement with Canada is an embarrassment and could harm its ability to negotiate future deals, a
MONTREAL - A gritty Montreal neighbourhood with roots that date back to the industrialization of Canada is trying to stop itself from turning into an enclave of trendy, upscale restaurants and little
In May 2015, with Russia’s war still going on against eastern Ukraine, five Oplot-M tanks rolled out of the Malyashev tank factory in Kharkiv, ready for service in the army. The Thai army, that
Another so-called “humanitarian convoy” to Donbas of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has crossed the Ukrainian-Russian border, according to the official website of the ministr
Getting rail ticket through the booking window can sometimes really turn ugly --check out the video
A contract worth 132 million manats ($80 million) was signed in Baku on October 26 for construction of two new unique Ro-Pax (roll-on/roll-off passenger) ferries.
There will be no sale of platform tickets from Thursday (October 27) to November 5 at major stations in Delhi Division, including New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin.

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