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World Bank’s €1.5 billion sustainable bond to be listed on Euronext Dublin

World Bank’s €1.5 billion sustainable bond to be listed on Euronext Dublin The World Bank has raised €1.5 billion from a 10-year Global Sustainable Development Bond, which will be listed on the Euronext Dublin exchange. It will also be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. The funds were raised from institutional investors around the globe […]

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World Bank’s €1.5 billion sustainable bond to be listed on Euronext Dublin

World Bank’s €1.5 billion sustainable bond to be listed on Euronext Dublin The World Bank has raised €1.5 billion from a 10-year Global Sustainable Development Bond, which will be listed on the Euronext Dublin exchange. It will also be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. The funds were raised from institutional investors around the globe […]

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Fee increases will be critical for Irish banks – S&P

Fee increases will be critical for Irish banks – S&P Increasing fees and commissions will be critical for Irish banks in the coming years, in order to offset pressure on the difference between the amount of interest they earn versus what they pay out to those lending them money. That’s according to ratings agency S&P […]

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Euro zone economy accelerates in Q1 as Germany rebounds

Euro zone economy accelerates in Q1 as Germany rebounds The euro zone economy accelerated quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of the year, the EU’s statistics office confirmed today. This was thanks to a rebound in the biggest economy Germany and the end of a technical recession in Italy. Eurostat said the economy of the […]

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Almost €4.5m stolen in invoice redirect fraud this year

Almost €4.5m stolen in invoice redirect fraud this year Almost €4.5m has been stolen in invoice redirect frauds since the start of the year, according to gardaí. More than €2m has been stolen in the last month alone, they sad. Under the fraud criminals send emails to businesses purporting to be one of their legitimate […]

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Trade war escalation puts Europe’s shaky economy back on alert

Trade war escalation puts Europe’s shaky economy back on alert The US and China are taking another swing at global sentiment, which is bad news for Europe as the economy starts to find its feet after a torrid year. In a week that was supposed to bring progress in trade talks, President Donald Trump boosted […]

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Construction activity growth quickens in April despite Brexit concerns

Construction activity growth quickens in April despite Brexit concerns Construction activity rose sharply last month with April marking the 68th consecutive month of stronger construction activity in Ireland. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index – which tracks changes in total construction activity – rose to 56.6 in April up from 55.9 in March. Ulster […]

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Revenue collected 26% more corporation tax last year

Revenue collected 26% more corporation tax last year The amount of corporation tax collected by the state last year increased by 26% to €10.4 billion, according to the Revenue Commissioners’ annual report. The increase was driven by higher payments from manufacturing companies and increased payments from big multinational companies. The report also shows that the […]

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UK economy expands on Brexit stockpiling

UK economy expands on Brexit stockpiling The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the first quarter, boosted by companies stockpiling ahead of Brexit, official data showed today. British gross domestic product expansion outpaced the 0.2% seen in the final three months of 2018, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement. The ONS added […]

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Annual inflation hits seven-year high of 1.7% in April – CSO

Annual inflation hits seven-year high of 1.7% in April – CSO Inflation hit a seven-year high of 1.7% in the year to April, new figures from the Central Statistices Office figures show. Today’s CSO figures are a sign of significant consumer price growth in the country after four years as European Union’s best performing economy. […]

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