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State pumps €4.7m into studies for oil, gas sectors

State pumps €4.7m into studies for oil, gas sectors

The funding was provided to the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, which works in partnership with several Irish universities and 150 researchers

Cork mobile app founders in line for €5 million windfall

Cork mobile app founders in line for €5 million windfall

Inhance Technology has developed a mobile diagnostics app that allows users to get a trade-in value for their handset and sell it

Bamboo adds Galway to its menu

Bamboo adds Galway to its menu

Eatery app lines up European foray

State investment fund Isif to sink bulk of cash into housing and climate change projects

State investment fund Isif to sink bulk of cash into housing and climate change projects

The state’s investment fund has pumped almost €300 million into housing schemes, businesses and climate change projects so far this year

Cloud security firm Vectra to hire 100 staff ahead of schedule

Cloud security firm Vectra to hire 100 staff ahead of schedule

Vectra, which is headquartered in San Jose, uses artificial intelligence to detect cyber attacks in cloud systems

Smartbox raises concerns over new minimum expiry date for vouchers

Smartbox raises concerns over new minimum expiry date for vouchers

The gift voucher provider has said laws to set five-year expiry dates for vouchers will have a “chilling effect” on the future of its Irish operation

Central Bank given new power as risks rise

Central Bank given new power as risks rise

A ‘Systemic Risk Buffer’ will give the regulator the ability to require banks to hold extra capital to protect themselves against potential risks to the financial system

Is plutocracy really the problem in the US?

Is plutocracy really the problem in the US?

Just because the public sphere is tainted and skewed by big-money influence does not mean that more rational policy-making is doomed

Don't waste corporation tax 'surprise', warns Ibec

Don't waste corporation tax 'surprise', warns Ibec

Its pre-budget submission calls for a new Commission on Taxation, a renewal of the help to buy scheme, a land value tax and more support for indigenous businesses

The ECB needs to explain itself

The ECB needs to explain itself

ECB officials need to be able to spell out the details of their monetary policy strategies in ways that the public can understand

Deutsche Bank axe swings from Sydney to London

Deutsche Bank axe swings from Sydney to London

A total of 18,000 jobs are due to be cut as Deutsche Bank exits the equities business in a €7.4 billion restructuring intended to turn around years of decline

The unmaking of Hong Kong

The unmaking of Hong Kong

It was the poster boy of laissez-faire economic success, but China’s heavy-handed approach to managing Hong Kong may change the lie of the land

New ECB presidency must mean a fresh approach to inflation

New ECB presidency must mean a fresh approach to inflation

The European Central Bank should pay mind to the Banks of New Zealand and Canada, whose strategies on inflation offer greater flexibility, writes Michael Heise

Market Talk: A mysterious move on CRH from an activist investor

Market Talk: A mysterious move on CRH from an activist investor

Earlier this year, Cevian took a stake in Cement Roadstone Holdings, but it’s still unclear what its long-term strategy is

Doubting the almighty dollar

Doubting the almighty dollar

The US currency’s continued primacy in the global market should not be taken as a given, as change can happen overnight