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Shares in betting services firm Paddy Power-Betfair fell by over 3% yesterday after the company said fourth-quarter revenues took a £40m (€46.5m) hit on the back of unfavourable sporting re
A group representing some of the biggest credit unions in the country said they plan to make a splash into the mortgage market, with €400m in new lending.
Apple is piling onto lawsuits that attack the way Qualcomm licenses technology for mobile phones in a widespread effort to rake back profits in a slowing market.
An Taisce has put the brakes on the owners of the four-star Radisson Blu hotel in Dublin city centre from proceeding with a major extension plan which includes 103 additional bedrooms.
The dollar slid and gold rose as US president Donald Trump yesterday outlined plans for a more protectionist regime to encourage US multinationals to invest less overseas and create more jobs in the U
The EU is considering testing banks’ defences against cyber attacks, EU officials said, as concerns grow about the industry’s vulnerability to hacking.
Sterling fell in the run-up to the Brexit referendum on June 23 last year and then saw further large losses on the unexpected victory for the ‘leave’ side in the plebiscite.
U.K. telecoms operator BT said a bigger-than-expected $661 million write-down related to an accounting scandal at its Italian business will weigh down on earnings for the next two years. BT’s shares f
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking a delicate balance between American businesses and the working class voters who propelled his march to the White House. He met Monday with business
Abu Dhabi said it would review the strategy of Etihad Aviation Group and announced the departure of its architect, Chief Executive James Hogan, the latest sign weak oil prices are exposed state-owned
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, faces a Senate panel on Tuesday where lawmakers will seek clu
BT shares fall 15% because of problems at its Italian operation stretching back years.
Easyjet says sterling weakness will cut profits, but reports a "solid" three months of trading.
The company, which today launched its latest 250cc bike FZ 25 priced at Rs 1.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), is banking on premium bikes and scooters to achieve its target.
Market experts believe the trend is likely to continue as Sebi may further tighten the regulations governing P-Notes amid persisting concerns that this route is being used for illicit fund flows.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways said on Tuesday that the CEO of its parent company, who led an aggressive multi-year buying spree that saw the Mideast carrier snap up stakes in airl
The dollar wallows near seven-week lows in Asian trade, pressured by concerns about the impact of U.S President Donald Trump's protectionist trade stance.
Certain books make such a powerful impression on you when younger, they influence you even in the smallest of ways as an adult.
Certain books make such a powerful impression on you when younger, they influence you even in the smallest of ways as an adult.
Romanian president Klaus Iohannis has initiated the procedures for a referendum regarding the country’s anti-corruption efforts and the integrity of the public office representatives. On Tuesday morni
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Royal Philips returned to a net profit in the fourth quarter as the Dutch health-technology and consumer-products maker reported a pickup in sales but said it sees “elevated uncertainty” in its market
Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million y
Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million y
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