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August retail sales dip 4.7% as car sales decline

Slowing car sales last month following an initial surge in demand for 162 number plates in July contributed to a 4.7% decline in retail sales during August.

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Opec agrees oil output cut

Opec last night agreed to a preliminary deal that will cut production for the first time in eight years.

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Origin Enterprises eyes more deals as profits collapse

Dublin-headquartered agri-services group Origin Enterprises said it remains on the lookout for more international acquisitions, even after seeing its annual profits plummet by nearly 26%.

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CEOs: Next 3 years more important than last 50

A significant majority of Irish chief executives believe the next three years will be more important for their industry than the previous 50 as they struggle to keep pace with rapidly-changing work environments.

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Stellar line-up fails to boost Aviva Stadium profitability

The return of top-drawer concerts and the Irish soccer team’s momentous qualifying campaign for last summer’s European Championships weren’t enough to boost profits at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium last year.

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PayPal’s Irish profits halve to €5.8m

Pre-tax profits at the main Irish arm of online payments facilitator PayPal last year more than halved to €5.8m.

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Germany denies Deutsche Bank rescue plans

The German government denied it was working on a rescue of Deutsche Bank as Germany’s biggest lender boosted its balance sheet by selling its British insurance business yesterday.

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Apple’s London move seen as a post-Brexit lift for the UK

Technology giant Apple yesterday said it is moving its London headquarters to the landmark Battersea Power Station, a move hailed by the UK government as a sign that major firms are still investing after the Brexit vote.

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Cork needs to make agrifood dream a reality

I’d like to outline an argument about why Cork city should be a stand-out agrifood industry hub and be recognised as such internationally.

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Calls for EU’s €11m aid to go to tillage and dairy

Tillage farmers must be prioritised for the European Commission’s €11m agricultural aid package, said Mairead McGuinness MEP and vice-president of the European Parliament.

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American Soybean Association group keeps eye on mergers

American Soybean Association is reviewing likely impacts on farmers of Bayer’s plan to acquire Monsanto.

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Mario Draghi defends ECB policies in face of German criticism

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi defended his stimulus policies to critical lawmakers in Berlin, yesterday, while reaffirming the urgency to step up structural reforms.

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