Confidence on public debt pile is sound – but a perfect storm is brewing

Confidence on public debt pile is sound - but a perfect storm is brewing Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency. Photo: Fennell Photography 'Almost irrespective of the external interest rate environment, we...

US wants a fair trade deal, Donald Trump tells EU leaders

US wants a fair trade deal, Donald Trump tells EU leaders Donald Trump met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP) US President Donald Trump...

Musk tells newspaper he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must...

Financial distress on rise as thousands of firms show signs of difficulties

Financial distress on rise as thousands of firms show signs of difficulties New figures on the state of UK firms come at a particularly bleak time for high street retailers. Thousands of firms showed signs of...

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The boom is back: We're now shelling out at least €30,000 on our new cars Photo posed We are now spending an average of €30,000+ on a new vehicle, a special report reveals. However, it doesn't mean...

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European models of home ownership: so how do they do it in Italy? Even the Italian obsession with bricks and mortar has fallen foul of the market, writes Paddy Agnew Italian house prices climbing When we arrived...

There is risk ahead, but let’s enjoy the good news while we still have...

There is risk ahead, but let's enjoy the good news while we still have it Some unprecedented uncertainties have had only limited effects on a still thriving Irish economy, writes Dan O'Brien GOING UP: More commercial...

HOW A NEW KIND OF SWISS STORE CHANGED THE WAY SWISS SHOP!

Seventy years ago, buying groceries in Switzerland and the rest of Europe changed forever when the Swiss retailer Migros opened a new kind of store in Zurich. In March 1948, Migrosexternal link founder Gottlieb Duttweiler introduced the first...

New Zealand to charge visitors €20 ‘tourist tax’ to enter the country

New Zealand to charge visitors €20 'tourist tax' to enter the country New Zealand plans to charge visitors up to NZ$35, but are taxes the best way to tackle overtourism? Bungee-jumping, Kawarau suspension bridge, founded by...

“Twenty-two per cent of our fresh produce turnover is from organic produce” according to...

Category manager Andreas Allenspach of Coop Switzerland: “Twenty-two per cent of our fresh produce turnover is from organic produce” It’s as if summer refuses to end in Switzerland. “It’s truly bizarre. This many plums, apples and...

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