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? Petroceltic said it has agreed with its partner to withdraw from its Dinarta licence in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
? 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 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 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.
? 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.
Permanent TSB indicated last week that it will raise €525 million from investors to plug a capital shortfall after it failed European-wide stress tests on its loan book last October. The bank also announced that its losses last year shrank to €48 mil
Independent News & Media (INM) has reported a 4 per cent rise in operating profit to €34 million last year as strong growth in digital revenue offset a decline in publishing revenue. The media group also said that advertising grew for the first time
Britain’s largest cinema operator Cineworld Group announced last week that its full-year pre-tax earnings more than doubled last year boosted by higher box office revenue. 2015 also has the makings of a strong year for Cineworld with a number of big