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SuperValu claims centre revamp will hurt business

A legal row has erupted in relation to the development of a shopping centre at Blackrock in Co Dublin.

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Dublin Port shrugs off Brexit with first-half trade

Dublin Port said it has avoided the worst of the potential fallout this year from Brexit even though its rate of expansion is down to the slowest pace for four years, despite a booming economy.

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IMF cuts UK growth on Brexit clouds

Britain has suffered the biggest downgrade of economic growth projections by the IMF for the world’s rich nations this year, prompting the finance ministry to renew its call for a smooth exit from the EU.

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Ireland, UK and others are offshore ‘conduits’

Computer scientists have worked to uncover the way the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Singapore and Switzerland, in particular, are used by multinationals to channel investments onto well-known offshore centres (OFCs).

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Oil rises on fresh Opec moves

Opec moved yesterday to cap Nigerian oil output and called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts to help clear excessive global stocks and support flagging prices.

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Ryanair shares take dip on back of Alitalia bid

Ryanair has confirmed it has made an indicative takeover offer for struggling Italian airline Alitalia, saying the potential long-haul passenger feed opportunities make the deal “interesting”.

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Warning as tractor traffic increases

The IFA and the Road Safety Authority are urging road users to take extra care in the summer months due to the seasonal increase in the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery on the roads.

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Philips shares rise on US order book

Philips said it expects sales growth to accelerate over the remainder of the year after US orders jumped 9% in the second quarter.

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Spotify eyes Warner Music deal

Music streaming company Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a US stock market listing, according to sources.

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No big change from the ECB

Last week’s ECB meeting concluded, as expected, with the central bank leaving its key interest rates unchanged at -0.4% for the deposit rate and 0% for the refinancing rate.

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Reckitt shares fall as it counts cost of cyber attack last month

Reckitt Benckiser expects muted sales growth this year, after last month’s global cyber attack exacerbated ongoing difficulties at the British consumer goods firm.

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Drinks exporters eye US growth

Ray Ryan reports on Bord Bia’s and the Department of Agriculture’s efforts to support the export ambitions of Irish beverage companies

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Inter-agency group set up to explore gorse fire issues

The Government has set up an new Inter-Agency Gorse Fire Group following the devastating outbreaks that occurred earlier this year.

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Commission must not fall into Brexit’s ‘CAP trap’

The reports circulating that the weight of the reductions to the EU budget that will result from the disappearance of the UK’s contribution will fall on CAP are profoundly alarming and should have every rural TD sitting straight.

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Agencies join forces on updated farm safety code of practice

An updated version of the Farm Safety Code of Practice has been published by the Health and Safety Authority to help prevent future injury and occupational ill health in agriculture.

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Driverless car revolution about to move into top gear

Amongst the business headlines of 2017, the prospect of driverless cars has been a dominant feature, with its promise of an automotive revolution reaching far beyond the most efficient means of getting from A to B.

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Ghosts of past hampering fresh progress

Improving our infrastructure remains a huge challenge. Failing to re-evaluate the now discredited idea of decentralisation and jobs dispersion is adding to it, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Pádraig Hoare: The Monday Interview - Carving opportunity out of adversity

When Pat Lucey and Colum Horgan faced the axe from Motorola — along with 300 of their fellow employees — in 2007, they turned the situation around to start their own company, Mr Lucey tells Pádraig Hoare

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Food firms’ recipe for success

Innovative companies are driving Ireland’s near-€8bn foodservice sector, writes Ruth Doris

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Investing in UK bank stocks may not be that risky

The prognosis for the UK banking sector has clearly become gloomier of late. 

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ISE wants crowdfunding regulated

The Government has been urged to introduce regulation for crowdfunding to provide protection for potential investors and help facilitate the development of a new financing model for businesses.

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Ibec: Donohoe has ample fiscal space

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has more than enough money to build schools and roads as well as to cut personal taxes but only if he throws off artificial fiscal constraints he is applying in his October budget, according to Ibec.

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Bank of America confirms Dublin Brexit move

Bank of America yesterday confirmed it will become the first Wall Street lender to pick Dublin as its new base for its EU operations, as Britain prepares to leave the bloc.

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Confidence among small and medium-sized businesses begins to disappear

Rising confidence levels seen earlier in the year among small and medium-sized businesses all but eroded during the second quarter of the year, a new survey shows.

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Dutch eye-up 60 London firms as Brexit drives them away

Amsterdam is seeking to lure companies and the European Medicines Agency as Brexit drives them away from London, even as a Dutch cap on bank bonuses keeps financial firms away.

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Vodafone Ireland revenues rise as group starts year well

Vodafone has reported a 1.1% year-on-year increase in its Irish revenues for the first quarter of its current financial year, with customer numbers, here, rising by nearly 7%.

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Nama generated €1bn in first three months of year

Nama has said it continues to generate “significant” cash through asset and loan disposals, despite its total income for the first quarter of this year declining slightly on a year-on-year basis.

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INM shares rally after pensions deal

Shares in Independent News and Media (INM) rallied yesterday, after a turbulent week ended with the group announcing a deal for pension scheme members.

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Marker Hotel storey and roof bar extension approved

The owners of the five-star Marker Hotel in Dublin have secured the go-ahead for a €10m investment that will add a new floor and upgraded roof bar to the property.

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Easyjet caution hits air shares

Cautious comments by British budget airline Easyjet on the outlook for summer pricing hit its shares and those of rival airlines yesterday, overshadowing an increased profit target after a strong quarter.

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