A line from that classic 1995 television advert came to mind this week: “It’s good to talk.” But instead of actor Bob Hoskins extolling the virtues of phone lines, the phrase found vivid application in a growing technology perfectly suited to these self isolating times we find ourselves in, writes
Irish business and trade union leaders said they stand ready to work with government in a national effort to face down the Covid-19 crisis, but warn that they need more help to prevent firms from going under.
Apple last night forecast sales for the crucial holiday shopping quarter that beat Wall Street expectations, with chief executive Tim Cook saying that new iPhone 11 models were off to “a very, very good start” as sales of AirPods, Apple Watches, and streaming services continue to rise.
The Ford Motor Company has been dealt a blow by credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service, which has cut the carmaker’s credit rating to junk on doubts that a turnaround plan by chief executive Jim Hackett will generate earnings and cash quickly enough.
Most American companies will report second-quarter results in the coming weeks, giving us the first chance to hear directly from a wide variety of businesses since the US and China agreed to resume trade talks.
Apple yesterday said sales for the crucial holiday quarter could miss Wall Street expectations, which chief executive Tim Cook blamed on weakness in emerging markets, foreign exchange costs and uncertainty whether the iPhone maker can keep up with demand for new products.
The best way to insulate Ireland from any fallout from the potential of more global market turmoil, following this week’s Wall Street sell-off, will be to balance the books and invest in public services, according to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Four thousand of the wealthiest, most influential leaders in the world descend on Beverly Hills, California, this week for the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, in what amounts to a peer review of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.