Digital Desk

Digital Desk

AIB to launch €1bn debt issue

AIB to launch €1bn debt issue

AIB is set to launch a debt issue of up to €1 billion to boost the bank's ability to fuel anticipated loan growth in 2005, according to market sources.

Cyprus: Business opportunities scarce

Cyprus: Business opportunities scarce

Ireland's biggest contribution to Cyprus has been the commitment of almost 10,000 soldiers to UNFICYP, the United Nations peacekeeping mission which started 40 years ago.

Andor planning London flotation

Andor planning London flotation

Andor Technology, the Belfast-based scientific camera firm, plans to float on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London this week and raise up to £4.5 million (€6.4 million).

United Drug shares hit all-time high following earnings report

United Drug shares hit all-time high following earnings report

Shares in United Drug will continue their ascent after hitting a new all-time high, Dublin analysts have predicted.

Motoring briefs

Motoring briefs

A raft of new Chevrolet (ex-Daewoo) are set to arrive in Ireland in the first half of 2005.

Spread betting firm scraps Elan euro contract over ‘inefficiency'

Spread betting firm scraps Elan euro contract over ‘inefficiency'

Shares Spread will drop its contract in euro-listed Elan shares after complaining about “market inefficiency" in the pricing of the drug company's shares during Dublin trading hours.

New EU States: Open for business

New EU States: Open for business

Slovenia has always been the most prosperous country in the Balkans and it has the highest purchasing power of the ten new European Union member states.

Irish investor purchases Louis Vuitton Bond Street building for €71.2m

Irish investor purchases Louis Vuitton Bond Street building for €71.2m

An Irish investor has paid around €71.2 million for the Louis Vuitton building at 17-18 New Bond Street in London in an off market deal, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Market Week

Market Week

Eircom said it had a net profit of €18 million in the three months ended September 30, compared with a loss of €5 million a year ago.

The great Revenue round-up

The great Revenue round-up

The Revenue is expected to begin its investigation into single-premium insurance products early next year. So what is the best course of action for those involved?

Lightstorm deal to fund growth

Lightstorm deal to fund growth

The founders of Toucan Technology, which was bought for €25 million in 2000, have raised €5 million for a new venture, Lightstorm Networks.

Deans Grange sites are released to market

Deans Grange sites are released to market

Hamilton Osborne King has been appointed selling agent for two sites in Deans Grange in south Dublin.

Government bid to find IRA arms list

Government bid to find IRA arms list

The much-feared split within the Provisional IRA may yet happen if decommissioning is pursued, according to a statement from disaffected members, writes Crime Correspondent Barry O'Kelly.

Love of letters

Love of letters

Niall Williams' love affair with the English language is apparent in his books and his career as an English teacher, but it doesn't extend to the media.

A Milan-style night at the opera

A Milan-style night at the opera

Although it's the commercial and industrial capital of northern Italy, Milan is also one of the fashion capitals of the world, writes Cleo Murphy.