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  1. Survey: Firms least prepared in 10 years for volatility, as Brexit talks start

    Irishexaminer.com - Business 06.19 / 22:08 www.irishexaminer.com
    Companies are currently mired at their lowest level of risk and volatility preparedness for at least 10 years, a survey shows, just as Britain begins formal exit negotiations with the…
  2. New thinking needed to up tax compliance level

    Irishexaminer.com - Business 06.19 / 22:08 www.irishexaminer.com
    It’s not just politicians, business groups, unions and individual taxpayers who lobby government for tax changes. Government agencies and semi-state bodies also have a tilt at the Minister for Finance in the run-up to a…
  3. The Monday Interview: Seamus Heaney, executive chairman, Cork Convention Bureau

    Irishexaminer.com - Business 06.19 / 22:08 www.irishexaminer.com
    Business tourism is a burgeoning industry, worth €11.5m to the Cork economy in 2016. Pádraig Hoare hears from the Cork Convention Bureau that it can be worth infinitely more in the…
  4. Forex futurewill be in the cloud

    Irishexaminer.com - Business 06.19 / 22:08 www.irishexaminer.com
    Dublin fintech firm Cambrist is changing how foreign exchange is managed, writes Trish…
  5. Investment needed, but at what cost?

    Irishexaminer.com - Business 06.19 / 22:08 www.irishexaminer.com
    New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar may be inheriting an Ireland that is back in the money, but the investment challenges facing him remain daunting, writes Kyran…
  6. Shareholders back £11bn Standard Life-Aberdeen merger deal

    Shareholders have overwhelmingly backed an £11 billion tie-up between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset …
  7. Ocado shares race ahead as investors cheer prospect of Amazon deal

    Ocado shares raced ahead on Monday after investors cheered the prospect of the online grocer striking a partnership deal with Amazon following the retail giant's swoop for US grocer Whole…
  8. Delivery Hero IPO to raise nearly 1bn euro

    Takeaway service Delivery Hero plans to raise almost 1 billion euro (£875 million) via a stock market flotation that values the company at over 4 billion euro (£3.5 billion). The firm will sell 39 million shares at between 22 and 25.5 euro (£19-22) each. Founded in 2011, Delivery Hero operates in 40 countries across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. The company says it reaches 2.7 billion consumers, either by providing an order-placing platform for restaurants with their own d…
  1. Investors approve Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management merger

    Ibtimes - Companies 06.19 / 14:53 www.ibtimes.co.uk
    Merger of market leaders would create the UK's largest asset…
  2. Boeing gets orders for 20 737 MAX10 jets at Paris Air Show as Airbus unveils new A380 model

    Ibtimes - Companies 06.19 / 11:58 www.ibtimes.co.uk
    Boeing did not say who had placed the orders for the jets but said it showed strong demand for the new…
  3. Blackstone purchases majority stake in The Office Group as Brexit talks begin

    Ibtimes - Companies 06.19 / 11:03 www.ibtimes.co.uk
    The Office Group has clients such as Facebook, Coca-Cola, and…
  4. Delivery Hero sets €4.4bn valuation as it prepares to battle Amazon and Uber

    Ibtimes - Companies 06.19 / 10:27 www.ibtimes.co.uk
    The online takeaway firm operates in over 40 countries and has deals with 150,000…
  5. Jaguar Land Rover teams up with virtual band Gorillaz to recruit 5000 engineers

    Ibtimes - Companies 06.19 / 08:36 www.ibtimes.co.uk
    The carmarker plans to boost the development of its self-driving and electric…
  6. Struggling Co-op Bank in 'advanced' rescue talks with investors

    Ibtimes - Companies 06.19 / 07:44 www.ibtimes.co.uk
    Co-op Group and US hedge funds are at loggerheads over funding the pensions of 90,000 members in the bank's…
  1. Airbus's super-jumbo A380 just got bigger to boost sales

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 20:57 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    Airbus said the A380plus will feature a fuel-saving wing-tip design aimed at reducing fuel burn by up to 4 per cent – making it cheaper and more e…
  2. MARKET REPORT: Orange plans to dump BT shares worth £384m

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 20:57 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    An update posted after trading closed yesterday said it represented about 33 per cent of Orange’s holdings, or 133m shares – worth £384m at last night’s closing price…
  3. Rising prices hammer Bonmarche as profits tumble 39.4%

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 20:57 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    The womenswear retailer said the market had been more challenging than expected and uncertainty following the EU referendum had caused its profits to…
  4. Ocado soars 11% as investors bet on an Amazon tie-up

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 20:57 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    The online food store’s shares leapt 30.6p to 306.4p after analysts upgraded it to outperform and speculated whether it was next in line for a deal. Amazon shares also hit a high of $…
  5. £700m Co-op Bank deal delayed by pension concerns

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 20:57 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    The Co-op was put on the market earlier this year but no offers have been made. Bosses are battling to keep the lender afloat amid speculation the Bank of England could wind it…
  6. FTSE 100 recovers from last week's scare

    Iii.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 17:08 www.iii.co.uk
     Last week's late twitch reignited speculation that a stockmarket correction was imminent. Investors worried about stretched equity valuations, weak retail data and sector profits warnings, a narrow 5-3 vote against a UK interest rate rise, then panic around the possible implications of Amazon's $13.7 billion takeover of Whole Foods. Article Analysis and Commentary …
  7. Tech Funds Profit on Cyber Attack Fears

    Morningstar.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 15:06 www.morningstar.co.uk
    Companies are spending billions to improve their cyber security - good news for firms developing this technology, and the funds that invest in…
  8. Surge in Pension Transfers Thanks to 'Bumper' Valuations

    Morningstar.co.uk -Markets 06.19 / 14:49 www.morningstar.co.uk
    Investors look to cash in company pensions, as transfer values now worth more than the average family…
  1. NatWest Invest: NatWest Launching Online Investment Service

    Money-watch.co.uk -Personal Finance 06.19 / 17:06 money-watch.co.uk
    From 20th February 2016 all NatWest customers will be able to self-select an investment fund through NatWest Invest. Continue reading NatWest Invest: NatWest Launching Online Investment Service at Money Watch - Personal Finance…
  2. DrnkPay: Payments System Aims To Stop Drunken Spending

    Money-watch.co.uk -Personal Finance 06.19 / 16:10 money-watch.co.uk
    DrnkPay is an app which promises to connect your credit and debit cards to a breathalyser or biosensor wearable to stop drunken spending. Continue reading DrnkPay: Payments System Aims To Stop Drunken Spending at Money Watch - Personal Finance…
  3. Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management to merge

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 06.19 / 15:12 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    More than 95 per cent of investors at Aberdeen and 98 per cent at Standard Life voted in favour of the deal during general meetings held on…
  4. Silvana Tenreyro appointed to Bank of England MPC

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 06.19 / 14:53 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    London School of Economics (LSE) Professor Silvana Tenreyro has been appointed as the latest member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy…
  5. Britain's holiday rental market booms

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 06.19 / 13:34 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    The average price of a week's stay in peak season is up 6.4 per cent on last year at £1,200, according to property firm SecondEstates. Prices soared 17.5 per cent in the south of …
  6. The best cars that score five stars for safety

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 06.19 / 12:31 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    Some of the most highly rated new cars have also scored top marks in recent Euro NCAP tests. Here, we run through our recommended ‘not just good but also safe’ car…
  7. How much electricity do smart meters use and cost to run?

    Thisismoney.co.uk -Personal Finance 06.19 / 12:31 www.thisismoney.co.uk
    I've got a smart meter in my home and I'm worried about the amount of electricity it's using. Could this be adding to my energy bills and how can I find…
  8. Pension transfers are now worth more than the average home

    Express-Personal Finance 06.19 / 12:16 express.co.uk
    A SURGE in pension transfers typically worth more than the value of the average home has taken place over the last year, a survey of financial advisers has…
  1. Is the end in sight for the triple-lock on state pensions?

    Investortoday.co.uk - Finance 06.19 / 22:10 investortoday.co.uk
    The Conservative’s general election manifesto includes the plan to end the triple-lock on the annual increases in state pensions from 2020. This news comes as no great surprise as the proposal has been mooted for some time. But with both Labour and the Liberal Democrats pledging to keep the…
  2. Understanding the Lifetime ISA

    Investortoday.co.uk - Finance 06.19 / 22:10 investortoday.co.uk
    There’s a new kid on the block. The Lifetime ISA, or Lisa as it’s commonly known, allows 20 to 39 year olds to invest up to £4,000 a year until they are 50 and, for each £100 invested, the government will add £25.  The catch is that it either…
  3. After ten months the Brexit economic honeymoon is over

    Investortoday.co.uk - Finance 06.19 / 22:10 investortoday.co.uk
    Those forecasting an economic catastrophe in the wake of the Brexit vote in last June’s referendum may have spent much of the past year reflecting on whether they called it right – with retail sales surging, the FTSE-100 hitting a record high and unemployment falling to its lowest rate…
  4. Markets Update: Steady as she goes

    With the global index and commodities such as gold, silver and oil losing ground, Ian Slattery examines the markets to see where gains can be made. The post Markets Update: Steady as she goes appeared first on Business &…
  5. FTSE rallies 1% as tech rebounds, Macron wins big

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 06.19 / 17:02 citywire.co.uk
    Brexit fears set aside as US technology stocks rally and Europe lifted by French president Macron's electoral…
  6. Markets roar as tech rallies and Macron wins big

    Citywire.co.uk -Finance 06.19 / 16:41 citywire.co.uk
    Brexit concerns set aside as rebound in US technology stocks and optimism over French president Emmanuel Macron's electoral success push markets…
  7. Don’t pay us on your own, NHI tells employees

    Bvinews.com - Business 06.19 / 16:01 bvinews.com
    While declaring that it will not allow employees to pay their own contributions into the National Health Insurance (NHI) system, the management of the NHI today emphasized that the onus is on employers to make the necessary payments monthly. “We […
  8. Incentive Scrapped – Gov’t agrees with Walwyn

    Bvinews.com - Business 06.19 / 12:48 bvinews.com
    Government has accepted a recommendation education minister Myron Walwyn recently made for operators of charter boats to lose a special incentive they usually enjoy during the typically slow tourism business period each year – May to November. As a result, […
  1. Debt Buster: The events of 2016 - what does it mean for your pockets?

    DailyStar-Money 06.19 / 17:09 dailystar.co.uk
    THE turbulent events of 2016 influenced the way more than half of us manage our…
  2. The Freelance Fallacy: 5 Major CONS Of Having No Boss

    Image.ie - Money 06.19 / 16:09 image.ie
    Increased flexibility in working hours gives an illusion of freedom but with great freedom comes great responsibility and I, for... The post The Freelance Fallacy: 5 Major CONS Of Having No Boss appeared first on Image…
  3. Why A Mentor Or Work Sponsor Will Help Grow Your Career

    Image.ie - Money 06.19 / 07:07 image.ie
    For regular readers of this column, you have heard me say ‘Change is the new permanent and the only way... The post Why A Mentor Or Work Sponsor Will Help Grow Your Career appeared first on Image M…
  4. IMAGE Careers: The Irish Girl Behind Teen Vogue’s Social Media

    Image.ie - Money 06.18 / 10:05 image.ie
    When most of us were in school reading Alive O and Tara and Ben, the oddity of working on the... The post IMAGE Careers: The Irish Girl Behind Teen Vogue’s Social Media appeared first on Image…
  1. LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index

    UK Buy-to-Let: Where are the key buy-to-let hot spots in the UK? Which parts of the country provide the best rental yields and capital appreciation? This index report gives a quick overview of what buy-to-let investors can currently expect in terms of return on investment. Online mortgage lender and investment specialist LendInvest has published its […] ...…
  2. The extraordinary country house where the Mr Men books were written

    Countrylife.co.uk - Real Estate 06.19 / 14:07 countrylife.co.uk
    This fabulous place is far more than just a wonderful 16th century house – it's a 200-acre estate with woodland, riding facilities and a fascinating history.This fabulous place is far more than just a wonderful 16th century house – it's an 200-acre estate with woodland, riding facilities and a fascinating histo…
  3. How have house prices changed in the year since the EU referendum?

    The latest research by online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, looks at house price growth performance across the UK since Britain voted to leave the EU back in June of last…
  4. You will NEVER guess why this estate agent picture is going VIRAL online

    Express-Property 06.19 / 11:39 express.co.uk
    SELLING your house quickly can depend heavily on its estate agent pictures, but the snap of THIS property is enough to put any homebuyer…
  5. My favourite painting: Sir Laurie Magnus

    Countrylife.co.uk - Real Estate 06.19 / 10:50 countrylife.co.uk
    'The delight of this painting is that I know the place and was a friend of the artist''The delight of this painting is that I know the place and was a friend of the…
  6. Calls for government to make independent inventories compulsory

    The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has urged the government to introduce compulsory, unbiased and regulated inventories as an industry…
  7. House prices across UK fall in June for first time since 2009 - but SALES are increasing

    Express-Property 06.19 / 09:59 express.co.uk
    HOUSE prices across the UK have fallen this month for the first time since 2009, new figures have…
  8. Holiday let market experiencing boom

    New data compiled by Second Estates has revealed that the UK's short-term holiday let market is experiencing a boom, with average income per booking up 6.4% in the first four months of…