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The top local and global business news on Wednesday.

13th March, 2013
Irish government bonds were in vogue today.

The top local and global business news on Wednesday:


**New mortgage arrears plan outlined: banks** are told to tackle 50 per cent of mortgages in arrears by the end of this year in new targets set by the Central Bank. Michael Noonan says he sees repossession(!story/Home/News/Noonan+sees+repossession+as+%22active+tool%22+for+buy-to-let+arrears/id/19410615-5218-5140-89d9-8f43e0405102) as an "active tool" in the buy-to-let sector....

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