Monday, May 20, 2019
Diversification beyond Ireland can help firms manage risk 'The economic case for increasing the number of Irish exporters, and for increasing activity levels of those already exporting, is clear'. Stock image Indigenous exporters play a vital role in the Irish economy....
'Today a new day is dawning' - Slashing spending puts Greece in surplus after bailout turmoil Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the country had good reason to expect better days ahead after formally exiting its last financial bailout, putting...
Middle Ireland is already squeezed - it shouldn't pay again 'Some two million people are the beneficiaries of social welfare payments in this State, prompting some to brand us a Welfare Nation' (stock photo) When officials in this country need to...
Greece’s PM visits home of Odysseus to declare end to bailout Alexis Tsipras declared his country would become ‘normal’ again after its modern ‘odyssey’. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech from the western Greek island of Ithaca, legendary home...
Imran Khan pledges to restore Pakistan’s economy He said he would adopt austerity measures to relieve the strain on the economy. People watch a televised address of Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister Imran Khan (Fareed Khan/AP) Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister Imran...
Businesses failing to prepare despite no-deal Brexit fear Catherine Moroney of AIB. Photo: Steve Humphreys The vast majority of Irish businesses still do not have a Brexit plan in place, despite 70pc of firms expecting the UK's departure from the EU...

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US stock record as trade fear shrugged off Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) US stocks climbed to a record high, as an expanding economy and surging earnings erased a six-month drought in which stocks...
ICOS offers grants to rural projects Paddy Beirne, Knockmaine, Athleague, Co Roscommon and his grandson Kevin pictured with their Champion Galway ram at Roscommon Agricultural Show last weekend Applications are due to open shortly for the Golden Jubilee Trust grants which...
Ibec issues warning over 'complacency' Business group Ibec expects the economy to grow by 5.7pc this year, but warned against "complacency" over the country's competitive offering. In its latest quarterly economic outlook, the group said businesses are finding it increasingly difficult...
Euro falls with investors cautious about US-China trade talks (stock picture) The euro slipped on Monday as the dollar gained ahead of proposed trade talks between the United States and China this week that investors hope will ease tensions between the...

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