Business report: The morning business briefing

Here’s a run down of today’s business headlines.

Business report: The morning business briefing

NEWS

Greece ready to talk after deal on its second bailout

After weeks of what was described by eurozone president Jeroen Dijsselbloem as "wasting time", agreement was reached to start technical talks with Greece on its bailout.

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New Waterford-Luton route saves airport

Waterford Airport’s future looks secure following confirmation that flights on the Waterford-London/Luton route are to resume at the end of April.

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British multinational WPP still top of the heap

WPP strengthened its position at the top of the advertising industry last year as its geographical reach and strong digital sales gave it the edge over its two closest rivals, who were distracted by a failed merger.

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UK can be EU's biggest economy by 2035 says Clegg

The UK can overtake Germany to become Europe’s economic “powerhouse” by 2035, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said yesterday.

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Feelgood budget may woo UK voters

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has a chance to bolster the re-election prospects of prime minister David Cameron next week when he announces his last budget before a knife-edge election.

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BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Tentative signs of life in eurozone economy

The latest eurozone GDP data show that the economy expanded by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2014. For the full year 2014, the eurozone economy grew by a very modest 0.9%.

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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Cook calls timepiece 'most personal device'

Apple will begin selling its new watch from April, with the high-end model starting at $10,000 (€9,215), the company said, rolling out its first new product in five years in a bid to extend its pre-eminence in mobile devices.

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