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One of the country's largest business groups says the lack of financial transparency at local government level is a major concern.

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Central Bank imposes €575k fines

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that the Central Bank has imposed fines totalling €575,640 to date this year in relation to administrative sanctions procedure cases.

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Ibec looks to election candidates for commitment on €1.6bn rates burden

Ibec has called for widespread reforms ahead of next month’s local elections, including a reduction in commercial rates, saying the €1.6bn contributed annually to local government by the business community remains a substantial burden which could be eased.

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Pfizer in $100bn ‘bid’ for UK rival

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has reportedly approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a $100bn (€73bn) takeover.

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Aviation firm soars on €73m investment

Irish air services company, Starlite Aviation, has announced a $100m (€73m) investment aimed at significantly expanding its services across Europe, Asia and Africa.

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90% of Cork firms ‘confident about future’

More than 90% of Cork-based businesses are confident regarding their futures, but nearly a third still have working capital concerns.

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The overstated great fall of China

CHINA has issued its latest set of economic figures.

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