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Ask Auntie Social: Should I have a Facebook page?

There are a number of questions to consider before setting up a Facebook page.

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Effects of lending restrictions yet to be felt: Grafton

The full effects of the Central Bank’s mortgage lending restrictions are yet to be felt but underlying demand for homes offers the potential of strong growth for builders’ merchants.

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Markets rally on China recovery

Government steps in to shore-up prices.

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US growth upgraded, giving Fed room to move on rates

The US economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter on solid domestic demand, showing fairly strong momentum that could still allow the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates this year.

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Irish Distillers calls for reversal of excise duty rises

The outlook for the whiskey industry is “extremely concerning” due to the high excise duties levied against it which must be cut to ensure the sector’s future, it has been warned. 

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Actress Ronan sees firm record profits of over €110k

The entertainment firm owned by one of Ireland’s most successful actresses, Saoirse Ronan, recorded profits of €111,677 in its first year in business.

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Ireland vulnerable to a marked slowdown in the Chinese economy

China has become an integral part of the global economy, and it is a fact that but for the growth in China over the last few years, the global economy would have gone into an even worse meltdown, writes Jim Power

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Google ridicules EU’s antitrust demands

Google ridiculed as “peculiar and problematic” demands by EU antitrust regulators to change the way that it displays search results.

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Eurozone at risk of repeated crises: ECB

Europe’s flawed political mechanisms condemn the bloc to repeated crises, and the notion of ejecting a member from the euro is an “evil genie” with destabilising consequences, a top central banker said yesterday.

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Irish Continental Group to be ‘free of debt’ in 2016

Ferry and freight services business Irish Continental Group (ICG) is expected to be debt free by the end of 2016.

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Purchase pushes CRH annual spend to €8bn

CRH has taken its committed spend for the current year to around €8bn on the back of another international mega-deal.

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Global tech network for Irish start-ups

Irish entrepreneurs will have access to a global network of partners that should allow them scale at a faster rate after Dogpatch Labs became the first Irish member of Google’s Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network.

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Cairn looking at sites worth €120m

Newly-floated Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes has said it is considering acquiring 11 new sites with a combined value of around €120m as part of a strong pipeline of expansion opportunities.

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Doubt over timing of expected Bank of England interest rate rise

The Bank of England is still expected to raise its benchmark interest rate from a record low of 0.5% early next year, but economists in the latest Reuters poll are now less certain about the timing.

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