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SMEs face higher rates for loans as banks tighten grip on market

The Irish small and medium enterprise (SME) lending market has become increasingly concentrated in the last six months. There are now fewer banks in Ireland holding an ever larger market [...]

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Revealed: The top five sectors with the most vacancies for graduates

With the CAO deadline tomorrow, Leaving Cert students will be busy considering their options for third-level study—and their future career. Ahead of this, jobs platform IrishJobs.ie has [...]

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Minister to nominate Central Bank Governor Philip Lane as candidate to become vice-president of ECB

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will nominate Central Bank Governor Philip Lane as a candidate to become vice-president of the European Cenral Bank, government sources have confirmed. T [...]

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Level of housing output needs to treble – report

The output of housing in Ireland needs to treble over the coming years in order to meet demand, according to the Goodbody housing tracker report. Last year housing output grew by 77pc. [...]

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Unemployment falls again in January

Unemployment in January fell to 6.1pc, a small decrease on the 6.2pc recorded in December, and a more substantial decrease from the 7.4pc reported in January 2017. The seasonally adjuste [...]

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Half of workers are set for pay rise as confidence grows

Nearly half of workers can expect a pay rise this year as more and more employers plan to hike wages. That's according to Bank of Ireland's monthly Economic Pulse survey, which found fir [...]

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Knocking, emailing and suiting up: job interview tips around the world

Top tips for doing well at job interviews around the world have been published, ranging from knocking three times in Japan, not winking in Hong Kong and wearing a high-quality suit in Italy. The move is one of a series of measures taken in res [...]

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Irish banks set to tackle sour loans through securitisation

There is likely to be a "rebound" in the sale of non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios this year as Irish lenders continue to be put under pressure to resolve bad debts, according to ratings agency DBR [...]

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The Celtic Phoenix: jobs and growth on fast track

THE 'Celtic Phoenix' economy is growing more strongly than expected - with wages rising and full employment on the horizon. The Central Bank says the pace of the recovery has "exceeded e [...]

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Windows tool shows how much of your personal data Microsoft collects

Windows users can now see exactly how much of their personal data is being collected by Microsoft. As well as basic records, such as the device you use, the company gathers more detailed [...]

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Accountants back scheme to auto-enrol for pension

The vast majority of accountants are in favour of the auto-enrolment pension scheme the Government is planning to launch. Most private sector workers do not have an occupational pension. [...]

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Cerberus in €100m deal for stricken sub-prime mortgage lender Stepstone

Cerberus, the US distressed debt and private equity giant, has swooped on the stricken sub-prime lender Stepstone Mortgages in a near-€100m deal, according to sources. Dublin-based Steps [...]

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Ireland needs to tackle taxes to lure leasing executives - AerCap CEO

Ireland needs to do more to attract experienced executives if it's to maintain its position as a global leader in the aircraft-leasing sector, AerCap chief executive Aengus Kelly has warned. [...]

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Iceland expands presence in Ireland as it opens doors to 20th store here

Iceland has created 26 new jobs with the opening of its 20th store in Ireland. The food retailer opened the doors of its third store in Cork today, in the Eastside Retail Park, Main Stre [...]

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IMF forecasts UK will miss out on global growth

A rising tide lifts most boats, according to the latest International Monetary Fund forecasts, which saw upgrades for almost every major economy except the UK. In an update to its World [...]

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Ireland ranks eight of 29 economies for inclusiveness

Ireland has ranked eight out of the 29 advanced economies for inclusiveness, according to a report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). However the economic inclusion rate in Ireland has [...]

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Second Brexit debate might sound different if held above the hum of European recovery

Following what could be termed by many as a lost decade in a debt-laden eurozone, the medicine administered by the European Central Bank (ECB) has dragged the eurozone back from the brink, [...]

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Explainer: Income limits, maximum prices and interest rates; all you need to know about the new council mortgage scheme

Today the Government will unveil plans to enable local authority’s to provide mortgages to first-time buyers, but just who is entitled to apply and how much will be available? Who is ent [...]

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