The canaries in the global coal mine
A visit to the Bank of Ireland Global Markets trading floor reveals a surprisingly calm and quiet atmosphere
If the image in your head of what a trading floor looks like is a bunch of men screaming orders into multiple telephones while looking frantically at a bank of computer screens displaying share prices, it is mostly wrong and the product of movies such as Wall Street. The era of braces, striped shirts and shouting “Buy!” and “Sell!” across a room passed decades ago when computers took over most trading activity....
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Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years
The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures