- Noonan’s tax figures show 130 top earners will earn €4m average each
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that 130 high rollers will earn on average €4m each this year.
- Irish traders ‘avoid Bitcoin bubble’
Irish financial traders may have dodged the Bitcoin bullet as the value of the crypto-currency collapses following a Chinese ruling that it is a product, not a currency.
- Even the ‘soundest’ investments carry high risk
For those with money to invest, and there are still many of those out there in the Irish economy, these are interesting, uncertain times.
- ECB: Next move will stimulate economy
The ECB left key interest rates unchanged but said that if it is going to engage in another long-term refinancing operation (LTRO) it will be designed to stimulate the economy, not just banks.
- Giles media firm nets €328,000 profit
He shoots — he scores. New figures show that the media firm owned by Irish soccer legend and RTÉ pundit John Giles enjoyed a bumper year last more than doubling accumulated profits to €328,367.
- Agency axes Qantas credit rating to junk status
The Australian airline, Qantas, has had its credit rating downgraded to junk status.
- Ireland ranked best in world to do business
Ireland is the best country in the world in which to do business, according to a report by leading US financial magazine Forbes.
- ‘Lack of quantitative easing delayed Irish recovery’
The absence of quantitative easing has delayed the recovery in Ireland and other eurozone periphery countries, according to Guy Monson, managing partner at the London-based asset management firm, Sarasin & Partners.
- Banking regulation row escalates
German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble pushed back against Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen after he said the minister's call to keep up vigilance of banks was "irresponsible".
- Aer Lingus passenger levels fall 5% as short haul suffers
Total passenger numbers at Aer Lingus fell 5% on an annualised basis in November, with the airline not anticipating any improvement on short-haul routes before the end of the year.