South Africa mourns Nelson Mandela, ESB workers threaten all-out strike if talks fail and M&S workers to strike tomorrow.
ESB workers will stage an all-out strike from the morning of Monday, December 16th if their pension dispute with management is not resolved before then.
European shares rose, ending a five-day losing streak, ahead of a US jobs report that may give clues to the timing of US Federal Reserve stimulus cuts.
The number of new private cars licensed for the first time fell by eight per cent to 1,307 in November, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said.
More than 2,000 Marks & Spencer workers across Ireland will go on strike tomorrow, December 7th, Mandate, the union that represents workers at the company said.
Property developer Sean Dunne has failed in his application to have his Irish bankruptcy overturned.
Industrial production fell by 12.1 per cent in October from September and was down 7.6 per cent year-on-year, new figures show.
Finance minister Michael Noonan has said he is very confident Ireland will have a clean exit from its bailout programme.
Domino's Pizza said its chief executive Lance Batchelor would stand down next year, dealing a second managerial blow to Britain's biggest pizza delivery firm this year and hitting its shares sharply.
Thousands of people were moved from English coastal areas last night and the River Thames flood barrier protecting London was closed after warnings of the worst tidal surge in 60 years.
The liquidators of the former Anglo Irish Bank Corp abandoned the sale of the failed lender's junior NAMA bonds, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
Germany's Bundesbank raised its growth forecasts for Europe’s largest economy as domestic spending benefits from low unemployment and a boost in earnings.
Housebuilder Abbey has reported a pre-tax profit of €7.65 million in the six months to October 31st, up 29 per cent from €5.95 million at the same time last year.
Property investment company Hibernia REIT has raised nearly €365 million through the placing of 361.4 million shares with investors ahead of its listing on the Irish and London stock markets today.
Lloyds has sold an Irish retail mortgage portfolio to Apollo for £257 million (€309 million) as part of its non-core asset reduction programme.
Aer Lingus said it has received communication from SIPTU threatening to ballot for industrial action in the coming weeks unless the union's pension demands are met.
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What's happening in the business world today and in the days ahead.
Nelson Mandela, the freedom fighter who emerged from 27 years in prison to become South Africa’s first elected black president and a global icon of reconciliation, has died. He was 95.
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Energy minister Pat Rabbitte has requested the Labour Relations Commission to intervene in the ESB pension dispute.
Aer Lingus saw a 5 per cent decrease in the total number of passengers it flew in November compared to the same month in 2012.
A former solicitor has been charged with fraud totalling €2.8 million.
The European Central Bank kept its benchmark rate unchanged at a record low after policy makers assessed new economic forecasts.
The sale of the government’s remaining 14 per cent equity stake in Bank of Ireland “is a medium term issue rather than an immediate issue,” Finance minister Michael Noonan said today.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said the British economy will expand 1.4 per cent in 2013, up from the 0.6 predicted in March, the first growth-forecast upgrade since 2010.
UPDATE: Ireland is the best country in the world to do business in, according to a new survey by Forbes magazine.
Nama has selected Pepper Asset Servicing as its preferred bidder to provide services on the portfolio of personal loans that it is to acquire from the special liquidators to IBRC.
There is a sense of confidence surrounding the Irish economy but there is still a long way to go before we approach anything like normality, writes Jim Power.
The top stories in Thursday's newspapers.
Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources has been offered a new licensing option in the South Celtic Sea Basin by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, it said.
The government should continue to press European colleagues to help with a funding solution to deal with tracker mortgages after the bailout exit, according to Goodbody Stockbrokers.
The Dublin-born boss of Australian carrier Qantas Alan Joyce is under fire after the airline posted a record first half loss.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Bitcoin prices are unsustainably high after surging 89-fold in a year and that the virtual money isn’t currency.
The Central Bank has identified a number of issues that need to be addressed by lenders to ensure that the solutions they are applying to increase mortgage lending are sustainable in the longer term, according to its new head of regulation.
The main business events this week
European stocks declined for a fourth day, their longest losing streak in more than five months, as better-than-expected US jobs data fueled concern the Federal Reserve will pare stimulus measures.
UPDATE: A €1.9bn capital package designed to allow the State to recoup money injected into Bank of Ireland has been successfully executed, according to the bank.€1.9
Nama has met its first major milestone, the redemption of €7.5 billion of Senior Bonds by the end of 2013, the agency said today in a statement.
Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland Group are among six companies fined a record €1.7 billion by the European Union for rigging interest rates linked to Libor.
Ryanair passenger traffic grew by 6 per cent to over 5 million customers in November, it said in a statement today.
The Live Register recorded an annual decrease of 25,770, or 6.2 per cent, in November, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
The top stories in Wednesday's newspapers.
UPDATE: Pfizer has announced that 150 jobs are to go at its giant pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Newbridge, Co Kildare.
Tesco saw an 8.1 per cent slump in like for like sales in the third quarter, according to its latest interim management statement.
Governors of more than a dozen US states are hoping to convince Boeing to move production of its new 777X jetliner out of Washington, where union members rejected a labour contract that froze pensions.
Agri services group Origin Enterprises announced this morning its chief financial officer will leave the company to pursue other interests.