Friday September 25, 2020

News round-up: Top stories at lunchtime

Results from FBD and Paddy Power; Production issues for Kenmare; 120 tech jobs; Putin victory; and more.

5th March, 2012
Vladimir Putin, Russia's prime minister, left, and Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's president, speak to supporters during a rally in Manezh square following Putin's presidential election victory in Moscow.

The main stories this lunchtime are:

* Insurance company **FBD** posted profit before taxation of €59.7 million in 2011, compared to a loss of €3.1 million in 2010 and losses each year since 2008.

* Paddy Power’s underlying pre-tax profit rose 16 per cent to €121.2 million in 2011, according to its annual results.

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