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BUSINESS

Women In Business Network: Values are so vital

Personal values are everything in business, Ciara Crossan, founder and CEO of WeddingDates, told this week’s Women In Business Network (WIBN) lunch, hosted by PwC Cork.

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Coolgrey is enjoying phenomenal growth

Creative concepts agency Coolgrey has appointed Karen Dillon as director of marketing services.

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KPMG week of in-house mental health awareness events

Experts from across the mental health field led events in KPMG’s offices in Belfast, Galway, Cork and Dublin to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace.

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No Irish city 'responded to climate change survey request'

An international organisation that measures efforts by cities worldwide to cut carbon emissions said that no Irish city has responded to its survey.

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Trump's global trade bust-up is really all about politics

Back in 1817, the economist David Ricardo propounded and proved the law of comparative advantage.

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Sterling tumbles as May's exit plan stokes market fears of UK heading to crash out of EU

Sterling tumbled as Theresa May set down a timetable for her departure and setting up a leadership contest that may elect a hard line Brexiteer and increase the risk of Britain crashing out of the EU.

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New KBC Bank chief says he's ‘comfortable’ with Irish share of mortgage market

The new boss of KBC Bank Ireland has said he is currently “comfortable” with its share of the Irish mortgage market and indicated he has ruled out selling soured mortgages to vulture funds.

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Dundrum Town Centre owner opposes rival shopping development plan

The British and German owners of the Dundrum Town Centre - the largest shopping and leisure development in the country - are leading the opposition against plans by property investment company IPUT for a new retail and residential development at Carrickmines in south Dublin.

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Consumer interests: Ten steps to making a valid complaint

$1 outlines the steps you must take to ensure you’re not wasting your breath when complaining about a product or service.

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External risks to Irish economic growth are increasing, economist warns

Upcoming national elections across Europe could ratchet up the external pressure on the Irish economy - already under threat from Brexit, potential global trade wars, and US corporate tax policy changes - an economist has warned.

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Software company Poppulo to create 125 jobs at Cork headquarters

Irish software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs at its Cork headquarters as part of an international expansion that will almost double its workforce within three years.

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RebelCon to gather brightest and best of software engineering sector

THE future for software development in Ireland has never looked brighter, with companies of all sizes from multinationals to indigenous start-ups steadily expanding.

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Thomas Cook shares nosedive on fresh profit warning as Brexit takes its toll

The group also said it had received ‘multiple’ bids for its airline.

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Five banks fined €1.07bn by European Commission over foreign exchange cartel

Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Citigroup, JP Morgan and MUFG were fined by the EU antitrust group in two settlements.

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Software company to create 125 jobs in Cork

Irish internal communications software company Poppulo plans to create 125 jobs as part of an international expansion that will almost double its workforce within three years.

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Huawei, 5G and the UK: key questions answered

US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order aimed at restricting Chinese firm Huawei from entering the country’s communications networks. Here is a look at why the decision was made.

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GSK reassures staff as it sells Cork site to Thermo Fisher Scientific

Global Healthcare company GSK has reassured staff that there will be no job losses at its Cork plant in spite of an agreement to sell the site to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Fáilte Ireland promotes conference facilities outside Dublin in business tourism initiative

Conference facilities in regions outside of Dublin will be promoted by Fáilte Ireland as it aims to attract business tourism worth €58m.

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Northern Ireland most pessimistic about UK economy, report suggests

Energy bills and the cost of groceries were also among the most common worries for consumers in Northern Ireland, according to the report by Which?.

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Huawei hit by US export controls and potential import ban

The US has previously sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe.

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UK Pension funds to offload assets in coming weeks

Britain’s company pension schemes, grappling with ageing former employees and low investment returns, may start to transfer their assets into new so-called superfunds in the coming weeks, according to people involved in the process.

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CRH rival Lafargeholcim eyes US deals following Europe success

CRH rival Lafargeholcim is eyeing 10 acquisitions this year on the back of stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings and increased customer demand in the European cement market.

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The 15 cities doing more than most to cut carbon

Cities, which are home to more than half the world’s population, are stepping up efforts to slash pollution, often wresting the fight against climate change away from national governments.

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B&Q owner Kingfisher misses targets for sales growth

B&Q stores owner Kingfisher missed forecasts for sales growth in its latest quarter, held back by the weak performance of its French businesses.

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Seanad calls for dedicated minister to represent SME sector

The Seanad has, on the back of recommendations from various business groups, called on the Government to introduce a junior ministerial role to represent SMEs, as well as a number of other support measures.

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