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Petroceltic pulling out of Kurdistan venture

Petroceltic pulling out of Kurdistan venture

? Petroceltic said it has agreed with its partner to withdraw from its Dinarta licence in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

RBS sells off private bank

RBS sells off private bank

? Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) agreed to sell its Coutts International private bank to Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privee (UBP), last week, as the firm became the latest foreign bank to retreat from the Swiss wealth market.

Fastnet awarded new exploration licence

Fastnet awarded new exploration licence

? Fastnet Oil & Gas, the Irish exploration company, has been awarded a new operated licensing option named the Ventry licensing option in the North Celtic Sea basin last week. The exploration company said it has a 100 per cent working interest in the

UTV is awarded Britain’s second radio licence

UTV is awarded Britain’s second radio licence

? UTV Media was awarded Britain’s second national DAB (digital audio broadcasting) radio licence by the communications regulator, Ofcom, last week along with its partners in the Sound Digital consortium, Bauer Media and Arqiva.

Accenture on the rise

Accenture on the rise

? Shares in consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture were up last week as the company raised its full-year revenue forecast for the second time as it reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue.

Ian Guider Dairy farmers need to be prepared for the end of milk quotas across Europe when it comes along in a few weeks

Ian Guider Dairy farmers need to be prepared for the end of milk quotas across Europe when it comes along in a few weeks

The sale of ten million shares should return about €170 million to the co-op members. That’s a tidy sum due, and not the first distribution they’ve received back from the co-op.

Jewellery company has sparkling year

Jewellery company has sparkling year

The jewellery and accessories company Stella & Dot, which counts singer Katy Perry, actor Jennifer Aniston and dancer Julianne Hough among its celebrity fans, recorded sales of over €1 million during its first year in operation here.

Year of living dangerously   on the currency markets

Year of living dangerously on the currency markets

The effects of the ECB’s quantitative easing programme may drive Europe’s currency even lower

Job cuts at Dublin office of Ericsson

Job cuts at Dublin office of Ericsson

Global communications company Ericsson has announced that 71 jobs will be cut at its Dublin office in Clonskeagh. A voluntary redundancy programme will be put in place to help achieve the cuts, which come just days after Ericsson announced hundreds o

The week in business, Sunday 22-3-2015

The week in business, Sunday 22-3-2015

Water, water everywhere for Doherty’s Harcourt Developments

French co-op acquires 50% of Dublin firm

French co-op acquires 50% of Dublin firm

A French co-op that represents 300,000 farmers has acquired a 50 per cent stake in a Dublin company specialising in off-patent crop protection products.

We cannot afford to ‘normalise’ Syrian war

We cannot afford to ‘normalise’ Syrian war

The situation within Syria continues to deteriorate on a daily basis as war rages on, four years after the conflict first ignited.

On the Spot

On the Spot

Diarmaid Murphy, commercial and sponsorship manager, GAA and Croke Park

Michael Murray Michael Noonan fears inflation, and it’s written all over his personal investment strategy

Michael Murray Michael Noonan fears inflation, and it’s written all over his personal investment strategy

In a financial crisis a country needs a smart, commercially astute, tactical finance minister. One who looks ahead, watches trends in the global economy, the short and medium term risks, the opportunities, the vagaries of the different asset classes,

McIlroy’s second act

McIlroy’s second act

In the space of a year, Rory McIlroy has reinvented himself, splitting from his management team, signing lucrative new deals and heading for the grand slam. Meet McIlroy 2.0, writes Brian Keogh.