European stocks gained, reversing earlier losses, as a report from Washington showed that US economy expanded by more than forecast in the third quarter.
Eircom has launched a €250,000 seed fund for Irish SMEs looking to innovate and grow their business through investment in digital solutions.
AIB will cut mortgage rates by up to 0.25 per cent beginning in December.
The American economy expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade.
The country’s most senior civil servants will have their performance rated for the first time, under a new reform plan.
Musgrave Retail Partners, which operates the SuperValu and Centra brands, has agreed to acquire the Allied Logistics business from DCC for an undisclosed sum.
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has said he is "proud to be gay", publicly acknowledging his sexual orientation for the first time in a bid to help others.
ESB has signed a €100 million 20-year loan facility with the European Investment Bank and will use the funds to connect wind farms in the south west into the national grid.
Economic confidence in the euro zone picked up in October for the first time in three months, new data showed, easing concerns of an economic downturn in the single currency bloc.
European shares declined as investors considered the US Federal Reserve's decision to end its asset purchase programme.
Barclays has set aside £500 million to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets, taking the shine off a rise in third quarter profits.
The number of billionaires worldwide has more than doubled since the financial crisis began as inequality continues to rise, Oxfam Ireland has warned.
Britain's Spirit Pub Company has agreed to extend the deadline for a takeover offer from rival pub group Greene King until November 4.
Danske Bank said it incurred an impairment charge of €137.8 million on its non-core activities, which consist mainly of its Irish loan portfolio, in the first nine months of the year.
Samsung posted the smallest quarterly earnings in more than two years as profit margins are squeezed by competition from Apple’s new iPhones and cheaper Chinese devices.
The euro zone needs stronger economic growth and if it does not materialise quickly, the pressures on its stability will only intensify, writes Jim Power.
Medical devices firm Teleflex has announced plans to create 100 jobs over the next three years at its operation in Athlone while software group Openet is creating 30 jobs in Dublin.
Howlin to begin unwinding legislation on pay cuts, intensive talks to begin on beef prices and Tesco woes deepen as Britain's Serious Fraud Office launches criminal probe.
What's happening in the business world in the days ahead.
UPDATE: Responding to the latest retail sales figures from the CSO, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association has called on government to do more to tackle business costs and the shadow economy.
Leinster College students were asked to make payments to clear outstanding debts a week before college closures.
Ireland has been ranked 13th in the World Bank’s annual ‘ease of doing business’ survey, moving up four places since last year.
Ireland is one of only four European countries set to miss its 2020 targets.
The new chief executive of French oil company Total will embark on a tour to meet crucial contacts at oil-rich countries in the next few weeks, according to reports by Reuters.
The top stories in Wednesday's newspapers.
Standard Life’s Irish assets under management jumped by €874 million to €7.7 billion in the first nine months of the year, the Scottish insurer said today.
British retailer Next has cut its profit guidance after unseasonably warm weather led to decreased demand for its winter wears.
Jack & Jones, the men’s clothing arm of Danish firm Bestseller Group, is to open a new flagship store in Dublin in mid-November, creating 30 new jobs.
Impacted heavily by two weeks of pilot strikes, Air France KLM saw its third-quarter operating profit cut by more than a half, falling to €247 million — down from €641 million a year earlier.
Drinks company C&C Group has recorded an operating profit of €69.2 million for the first six months of the year, down 2.7 per cent on last year.
Glanbia group revenue grew by 8 per cent in the nine months to October and the company has reiterated its full-year guidance for between 8-10 per cent growth.
A shortage of specialist skills in the medtech, pharmaceutical and food sectors is threatening multinational investment in the west of Ireland.
The main business events for the days ahead
European stocks rose, putting a stop to a two-day drop, as companies posted positive financial updates and US consumer confidence rose to a seven-year high.
Ryanair has been ordered by a French court to pay €8.1 million in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaching French labour law by employing 127 local staff on Irish contracts.
Investors across Europe are showing lower risk appetite, while in the United States investors are feeling more willing to take on new risk, a new report has shown.
German business sentiment for industry and trade fell for a sixth month in a row in October as the outlook for Europe’s largest economy continues to deteriorate.
Chiquita yesterday agreed to a $682 million takeover by Brazilian juice company Cutrale Group and Safra investment firm.
Northern Ireland Minister, Arlene Foster, has said she believes there are more victims of IRA sexual abuse still to come forward and has sharply criticised Sinn Fein for not “facing up to what happened in the past”.
The top stories in Monday's newspapers.
Lloyds Banking Group is to cut about 9,000 jobs in an attempt to revamp its business despite a 41 per cent rise in third-quarter profit.
Twitter’s third-quarter user growth slowed and its loss widened as chief executive Dick Costolo struggles to speed up the addition of new members.
Irish investors are hopeful of better economic fortunes ahead, but still wary of taking on investment risk, according to a new study.
The main business events for the days ahead.
More than 70 per cent of Americans who live outside the United States are at least tempted to give up their US citizenship in response to the introduction of tougher asset-disclosure rules.
The European Commission has given the go-ahead to Vodafone and the ESB to build the first 100 per cent fibre broadband network in Ireland.
Permanent TSB will be forced to plug a balance sheet hole of over €850 million to exposed by Europe wide banking stress tests.
UPDATE: Permanent TSB is the only Irish bank to fail the Europe-wide banking stress tests.