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Smart Harvest: How French beans have revived our maize farms

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Lidl has leapfrogged upmarket supermarket Waitrose in the UK’s competitive food retail market, industry data showed yesterday, a sign that cash-strapped UK shoppers are still having to count the
Canadian financial services company TD Securities has said the pending expansion of its Irish operations puts Dublin in the spotlight as a potential location for its wider EU activities should it move
Business confidence in Ireland is at its strongest in six quarters as fears surrounding Brexit and possible US policy changes haven’t materialised, according to a report.
Kenmare Resources returned to profit in the first half of the year and recorded an 82% annualised increase in revenues on the back of increased commodity prices and sales volumes.
Paper and packaging giant Smurfit Kappa Group has extended its presence in Russia with the acquisition of a Moscow-based corrugated packaging company for an undisclosed sum.
Ireland is highly compliant with new international tax rules and is one of only three countries worldwide to have the highest levels of transparency in its domestic tax system, according to internatio
Pre-tax profits at the four-star Mespil Hotel in Dublin increased by 17% to €2.5m last year.
The amount of vacant business premises remains “stubbornly high” despite the recovery of the economy, with Connacht vastly above the national average, a new economic report has found.
Kite-flying is in vogue — or at least the version that throws up various ways to extract more tax from all of us.
The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66bn (€56bn) takeover of US seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in various pestic
The residential sector has been thriving, supported by factors like a rapidly growing middle class. This has seen an increase in disposable income, allowing more people to afford to buy their own home
It has been said that poverty is a physical state, not a mental one. It is a sentiment that Joseph Munyao fully agrees with, as he believes there are millions of legal business opportunities for any K
Bulgarians and Romanians call for building a second bridge between the citie of Russe and Giurgiu, which would be the 3rd link between Bulgaria and Romania over the Dunabe. Representatives of state an
"I personally think that the privatization of Kremikovtsi copper smelter was the worst such deal in Bulgaria ever. The plant had enormous assets that were sold out at the lowest possible price of one
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor senti
Independent News and Media (INM) has said its total revenue fell by 8.4% for the first six months of the year, compared with the same period last year.
Embattled Infosys' third largest institutional investor OppenheimerFunds has said its views on the company have not been "materially" impacted by CEO Vishal Sikka quitting.
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker has confirmed that a United States goal is to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine and its sovereignty. Speaking at a conference on regional
The Delhi High Court today sought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's response on a plea seeking action against him for allegedly filing a false affidavit that he had not instructed his counsel to
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh, has taken cognisance into the issue of absenteeism of teachers at a government-run primary sch
Mustard seed prices looked up by Rs 14 to Rs 3,835 per quintal in futures trading today as participants widened their exposure, triggered by strong demand at the spot markets. Marketmen said the rise
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said it will hear the plea of flat-buyers who alleged that they will neither get a home nor a refund of their hard earned money
Voting was underway today for the byelections to Panaji and Valpoi Assembly seats in Goa. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar being among the early voters. In the Panaji contest, BJP stalwart Parrikar i
Barley succumbed to profit- booking by participants at higher levels and prices fell by Rs 5.50 to Rs 1,476 per quintal in futures trade today. Besides, a weak trend at the physical markets weighed o
A buoyed Indian team will like to win their 10th international encounter on trot when they take on 125th ranked St Kitts and Nevis in the second round robin encounter of the Hero Tri-Nation Footabll t
Castor seed prices came down by Rs 23 to Rs 4,686 per quintal in futures trading today as traders adopted cautious stance and cut down their positions in line with subdued trend at the physical market
Car repair and automobile servicing startup GoMechanic has raised seed funding from Orios Venture Partners and intends to use the funds to expand its operations. The company, however, did not disclos
Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, on Wednesday appeared for questioning before the CBI in a matter related to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media in
The Delhi Police have busted an illegal casino-cum-bar at a farmhouse (used earlier for shooting TV soaps and movies) in South Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area.At least 30 persons including 14 players and f
Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said the Madras High Court has done the right thing by dismissing Karti Chidambaram's petition to quash an FIR fil
2008 Malegaon Blast case accused Lt. Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit has been released from the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai after the Supreme Court granted him bail in the case, on the condition that h
The advertising giant, led by Sir Martin Sorrell, says business has been "much tougher".
The heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial Friday, which threatens to leave the world`s biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade.

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