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Bigger states to feel heat as tax deals probed

Larger member states will begin to feel pressure over their sweetheart tax deals as the European Commission announces it is extending its enquiries and has asked them for details.

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Business report: The morning business briefing

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

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Ireland one of stronger EU states for SME credit flow

Credit flow to SMEs is currently less of a concern in Ireland than in other EU member states that have experienced sovereign and banking sector difficulty in the past few years.

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Sweeping changes to company law on cards

The Government has introduced the most sweeping reform of company law in the history of the State.

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Funnyman Tiernan laughs all the way to the bank

One of Ireland’s best known comedians, Tommy Tiernan may protest that he is not very wealthy but new accounts show combined accumulated profits at his two firms last year jumped to almost €600,000.

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Dalata agrees €455m hotel takeover

The Dalata Hotel Group has reached agreement to buy nine of the hotels in the Moran-Bewley Hotel business for €455m.

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Russian capital controls on cards

Investors are prepared to pay the most on record to hold Russian shares abroad amid speculation that President Vladimir Putin’s government will be forced to implement currency controls to arrest the ruble’s decline.

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Inequality breeds contempt

It’s that time of year again – a time for sharing and giving.

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German Amazon workers strike over conditions

Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike yesterday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer promised it would be able to deliver Christmas orders on time.

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2015 may be the year of company spin-offs

Spinmania is crossing the Atlantic. If 2014 was the year of the US corporate spinoff, the next 12 months may see the trend grow in Europe.

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Government inquiry into Royal Mail IPO

A UK government-commissioned inquiry into the sale of Royal Mail Group will call for changes to the way initial public offerings are managed in London, according to a sources.

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Tracker solution ‘next step’

A solution to remove tracker mortgages from the Irish banks’ balance sheets would provide a significant boost to the country’s banking sector but is unlikely to be found in the next 12 months, according to a leading stockbroking firm.

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Nama to redeem another €500m of senior bonds

The National Asset Management Agency is to redeem another €500m of senior bonds — bringing its cumulative debt redemption to more than €16bn.

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Oil hits five-year low amid glut and faltering demand

Brent crude oil traded below $60 a barrel yesterday, near five-and-a-half-year lows, as major oil producers signalled that they would maintain output despite a supply glut and faltering demand in Russia and Europe.

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Revenue boost for electronics giant

A “barnstorming” performance from its core UK and Ireland division, helped newly merged electronics retail giant, Dixons-Carphone record a 5% year-on-year jump in first half revenues.

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Prized hotels back in the red

New figures show hosting the victorious All-Ireland winning Clare hurlers last year was not enough to prevent the operators of the Clyde Court and the Ballsbridge hotels slipping into the red.

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