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Stock markets higher on hopes for stimulus, trade progress

21st August 2019

Stock markets higher on hopes for stimulus, trade progress European shares are up for the third straight session, building on a recovery since late last week. Shares in Asia also rose in overnight trade. Global stocks rallied at the start of the trading week on rising optimism about stimulus measures in China and Germany as […]

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Threshold, USI call on Govt for scheme to protect rental deposits

21st August 2019

Threshold, USI call on Govt for scheme to protect rental deposits The Union of Students in Ireland and national housing charity Threshold have called on the Government to immediately implement a Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) in order to safeguard rental deposits. Both organisations say that such a scheme is needed to protect tenants in the […]

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Threshold, USI call on Govt for scheme to protect rental deposits

21st August 2019

Threshold, USI call on Govt for scheme to protect rental deposits The Union of Students in Ireland and national housing charity Threshold have called on the Government to immediately implement a Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) in order to safeguard rental deposits. Both organisations say that such a scheme is needed to protect tenants in the […]

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New guidelines on mobile and broadband advertising

21st August 2019

New guidelines on mobile and broadband advertising Telecoms operators should not mislead customers by exaggerating the availability, coverage and speed of mobile and broadband services, according to new guidelines. The new measures around the advertising of mobile phone and broadband services are being introduced by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland and come into effect […]

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Banks claim that tracker scandal cases fall outside of time limit

20th August 2019

Banks claim that tracker scandal cases fall outside of time limit Hundreds of homeowners who believe they were caught up in the tracker mortgage scandal may have left it too late to get compensation, if the banks involved get their way. According to RTÉ, Financial Services Ombudsman Ger Deering has raised concerns that some of […]

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Banks claim that tracker scandal cases fall outside of time limit

20th August 2019

Banks claim that tracker scandal cases fall outside of time limit Hundreds of homeowners who believe they were caught up in the tracker mortgage scandal may have left it too late to get compensation, if the banks involved get their way. According to RTÉ, Financial Services Ombudsman Ger Deering has raised concerns that some of […]

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Help-to-Buy may cut higher value homes in Budget overhaul

20th August 2019

Help-to-Buy may cut higher value homes in Budget overhaul The Help-to-Buy scheme could return in October’s Budget but in a heavily capped form that would essentially exclude Dublin homes, the Sunday Independent has learned. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe plunged the future of the scheme into uncertainty when he refused to confirm that it would continue […]

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Help-to-Buy may cut higher value homes in Budget overhaul

20th August 2019

Help-to-Buy may cut higher value homes in Budget overhaul The Help-to-Buy scheme could return in October’s Budget but in a heavily capped form that would essentially exclude Dublin homes, the Sunday Independent has learned. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe plunged the future of the scheme into uncertainty when he refused to confirm that it would continue […]

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European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures

20th August 2019

European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures Government bond yields in the euro area are hovering near record lows, reflecting heightened expectations for European Central Bank easing soon and concern about global recession risks. Ten-year bond yields in Germany and Italy were poised to record their biggest weekly falls since mid-2018, […]

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European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures

20th August 2019

European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures Government bond yields in the euro area are hovering near record lows, reflecting heightened expectations for European Central Bank easing soon and concern about global recession risks. Ten-year bond yields in Germany and Italy were poised to record their biggest weekly falls since mid-2018, […]

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