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Pension pot for women 60% less than for men

Women find themselves in the unenviable position of facing into retirement with a pension pot 60% less than their male counterparts can expect to enjoy, a new wide-ranging study has found.

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Evidence of recovery is compelling

There are still many out there who either refuse to admit that a compelling recovery is under way in the economy or simply do not believe it. The fact is that the evidence is there for all to see and is being added to on a weekly basis.

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AIB set to pay Government €280m dividend

AIB will pay a €280m dividend to the Government in May as it begins the process of repaying €21bn in State aid.

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Bank of England keeps interest rates at historic low

Six years of interest rates at the historic low of 0.5% were marked yesterday as the Bank of England once more kept the cost of borrowing on hold.

 

 

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Ireland ‘top global destination’ for US investment

Ireland has become the top destination for US multinational investment and the economic bond between the countries is only likely to intensify, according to a leading Wall Street economist.

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Microsoft announces plans for €134m campus in Dublin

Microsoft is to splash the cash on a multimillion-euro base in south Dublin for its 1,200 employees here.

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Business report: The morning business briefing

Here’s a run down of today’s business headlines.

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Bennett Construction awards 54% pay rise to directors

The directors of building group Bennett Construction granted themselves an aggregate 54% pay increase last year as revenues and profits at the business rocketed.

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Irish Ferry group set for further growth

Ferries and freight business Irish Continental Group (ICG) is anticipating further strong revenue and earnings growth this year, largely thanks to lower oil prices, after reporting a strong showing for 2014.

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E-books to be taxed at higher rate, court rules

It may be the same old story, but EU judges said an e-book cannot be taxed at the same low rate as a traditional version.

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Aviva Ireland profits up 13%

The Irish arm of UK insurance giant Aviva grew its profits by 13% last year, with management stating the business is now “more sustainable” and well-placed to benefit from the country’s economic recovery.

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Award for innovative graduates

Agricultural Science Association and Kerry Group hope a new award will help Irish graduates develop new food technologies.

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Profits soar to €1.23m at O’Connell’s company

Jumping higher than Paul O’Connell himself, accumulated profits at the Ireland captain’s company leaped to over €1.23m last year.

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ECB to start quantitative easing as it raises growth forecast

The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next.

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UK to support nuclear reactors

Électricité de France (EDF) is confident of British political support to build nuclear reactors in southwest England regardless of who wins a May 7 general election.

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German parliament passes law to cap rent increases

Germany’s lower house of parliament has passed a law to limit rent rises in metropolitan areas to 10% above local averages when properties change hands, in a bid to stop tenants being priced out of the market.

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