Optimism amongst Irish manufacturers dropped to a near three-year low in June, as manufacturing conditions deteriorated for the first time in six years amid heightening uncertainty over the nature of Britain's exit from the EU later this year.
Any re-nationalisation of Britain's energy providers under a Jeremy Corbyn-led government is unlikely to have any impact on the Irish operations of leading UK player SSE, as its business here trades in a separate energy market under a different regulatory regime.
Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin, one of corporate Britain’s most outspoken supporters of the UK’s exit from the EU, earned a rebuke from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) after telling the organisation’s head to “put a sock in it” over Brexit negotiations.
The pressure facing retailers over the ‘Long Black Friday’ weekend following the plunge in sterling since the Brexit vote could ease significantly as the euro faces the first of its own looming tests next week, according to analysts.
Of all the commitments in the programme for a partnership government, rural dwellers will reserve the biggest pinch of salt for the promise to bring next generation broadband to every house and business in the country by 2020.
The UK economy would face a “serious shock” even if were to strike new trade deals rapidly after leaving the EU, the Confederation of British Industry — the CBI — has said in a major report published today.
Specialist building materials provider Kingspan has delivered a significantly better-than-expected full-year forecast, suggesting its 2015 profits should increase by nearly 70%, despite global economic confidence wavering.
The UK’s former finance minister Nigel Lawson has said he would lead the campaign in David Cameron’s Conservative Party for Britain to exit the EU, saying the prime minister would fail to win significant concessions in his reform bid.