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Oil prices fall despite tighter global supply

22nd March 2019

Oil prices fall despite tighter global supply Oil prices fell yesterday, dragged down by concerns about global economic growth as the US-China trade dispute rumbled on, but receiving some support from tightened supply. International Brent crude oil futures were at $67.35 a barrel at lunchtime in London, down 26 cents, or 0.38pc. US West Texas […]

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New mortgage lending increased to nearly €9bn last year

22nd March 2019

New mortgage lending increased to nearly €9bn last year New mortgage lending in the Republic rose by €1 billion to nearly €9 billion last year, according to the Central Bank. This was the largest annual increase since 2009. However, the annual total remains low by historical standards. Prior to the crash, new mortgage lending hit […]

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New mortgage lending increased to nearly €9bn last year

22nd March 2019

New mortgage lending increased to nearly €9bn last year New mortgage lending in the Republic rose by €1 billion to nearly €9 billion last year, according to the Central Bank. This was the largest annual increase since 2009. However, the annual total remains low by historical standards. Prior to the crash, new mortgage lending hit […]

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Revenue sets sights on value of private shares

22nd March 2019

Revenue sets sights on value of private shares Revenue is plotting a crackdown on shareholders of private companies who undervalue their stakes in tax returns. The rules on valuation apply to all unquoted companies – whether it is a large entity operating on a grey market, or a local sweetshop owned by a company. Without […]

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Revenue sets sights on value of private shares

22nd March 2019

Revenue sets sights on value of private shares Revenue is plotting a crackdown on shareholders of private companies who undervalue their stakes in tax returns. The rules on valuation apply to all unquoted companies – whether it is a large entity operating on a grey market, or a local sweetshop owned by a company. Without […]

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Household debt shrinks to 2003 levels but economic risk remains

21st March 2019

Household debt shrinks to 2003 levels but economic risk remains Even though household and company debt remain high by international standards, they have fallen sharply and may now be in line with the underlying fundamentals of the economy, according to the Department of Finance. Yesterday’s report did warn that in the event of a downturn […]

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Deutsche and Commerzbank consider merger cuts as talks enter endgame

21st March 2019

Deutsche and Commerzbank consider merger cuts as talks enter endgame Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are now getting down to the finer details of just how a takeover could actually work. With talks expected to last at least four weeks, there’s a mountain of thorny detail to work through. Cost cuts – and where to make […]

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‘American selfishness on trade’ criticised by EU

21st March 2019

‘American selfishness on trade’ criticised by EU EUROPEAN Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said on Tuesday that Washington’s “selfish” approach to trade was not sustainable, but it was too early to say that EU-US trade talks were doomed to fail. The Trump administration has imposed stiff tariffs on US imports of steel and aluminium and set […]

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UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit nerves

20th March 2019

UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit UK employers increased their hiring at the fastest pace in more than three years in the three months to January as the country’s labour market defied the broader weakness in the overall economy as Brexit approached. The number of people in work surged by 222,000, helping […]

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Banks fight thousands of disputed tracker cases

20th March 2019

Banks fight thousands of disputed tracker cases Thousands of tracker cases continue to be disputed by banks, despite the scandal dragging on for a decade now. An additional 8,700 cases in three different banks are being disputed by the lenders. If the banks eventually have to concede on these it will take the total number […]

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