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Pound near nine month peak, while Asian shares slip on China data Stock photo Asian shares stumbled on Thursday after Chinese data signalled further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy while the pound eased off nine-month highs ahead of another Brexit vote. Spreadbetters pointed to a weak start for Europe while E-minis for the S&P 500 eased 0.1pc and Dow minis slipped...
DUP in talks with UK government and Varadkar on 'sensible' Brexit deal Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May (L), greets Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party at 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: GETTY UK ministers are to vote today on whether to delay Brexit beyond March 29 as UK Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to push ministers to...
Slight fall in numbers in long-term mortgage arrears Stock photo MORTGAGE arrears figures from the Central Bank show another fall in the overall numbers behind on their payments. But there is a small change in the numbers in long-term arrears. This is despite the mortgage arrears issues persisting for years now. The figures show that overall some 63,246 residential mortgage accounts were in some...
EU auditors raise concerns over supervision of organic imports and product traceability FILE PHOTO: A farmer checks the teeth of some Jacobs sheep at the annual Maam Cross fair in the Connemara region of Maam Cross in Galway, Ireland, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo The control system for organic products in the EU has improved in recent years, but challenges...
Nearly 70 firms rebuked for failing to tackle boardroom gender diversity A Government review reveals that 66 FTSE 350 companies only have one woman on their board, while three firms do not have any. Boardrooms with one woman in them has been described as ‘tokenism’ (Anthony Devlin/PA) Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King are among dozens of firms to have been...
High street stores are collapsing, but Zara is thriving - what's the secret to its success? Amber Valetta for ZaraQueen Letizia of Spain in ZaraPedestrians pass by a ZARA Textiles shop on January 8, 2018 in Berlin, Germany In the never-ending coverage of doom and gloom coverage, there has emerged one positive retail story. On Wednesday, Inditex, the Spanish retail giant which...
Dan O'Brien: 'No-deal Brexit is still a real risk on both sides of the Border, so could the unthinkable happen and the backstop have to be removed in order to prevent it?' Flying the flag in protest: Brexit demonstrators were out in force in Westminster yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire Yesterday the UK government announced how it might (everything was in...
Beto O'Rourke will seek 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Beto O’Rourke confirmed the news to a Texas TV station (Kathy Willens/AP) Beto O'Rourke, the Texan who gained a national following his election battle against Senator Ted Cruz last year,has announced he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. O'Rourke, a 46-year-old former three-term US representative from West Texas, made the announcement online. "I'm really...
Beto O’Rourke says he is running for US president He told a Texas TV station that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Beto O’Rourke confirmed the news to a Texas TV station (Kathy Willens/AP) US Democrat Beto O’Rourke has said he is running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to TV station KTSM on Wednesday afternoon...
Mum of student (26) killed crossing the road weeps at inquest as she recalls daughter lying on ground Denise Crowley ‘had dedicated her life to helping others’ A MOTHER wept as she told an inquest she was horrified to realise that a dark object lying in the middle of a busy Kerry road was her daughter. A Killarney Coroner's inquest heard that...

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