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Ireland is close to ‘full employment’, new CSO figures show

THE economy is now close to full employment as the jobless rate slumped to just 4.4pc. Read more

Irish FDI soars 52pc as UK and Europe stall

IRELAND delivered a Brexit-busting performance in attracting foreign direct investment in 2018,  Read more

Affordability is key issue for pension system study

Employment minister Regina Doherty has commissioned a key study into the affordability of a  Read more

Irish firms top the most highly regarded organisations in Ireland

An Post, Kerry Group and Bord Bia have topped the Ireland RepTrak 2017 study of the most highly regarded organisations in Ireland. Read more

Wexford company Taoglas opens ‘first of its kind’ $2m facility in San Diego

The new facility, which is the first of its kind in North America, will offer device designers and manufacturers a fully equipped design and testing location.

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Stocks, commodity currencies slide as oil falls back below $30

World stocks were set for a third straight week of losses on Friday and commodity currencies took another drubbing as oil prices fell back below $30, keeping alive concerns about global growth.

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Register for commercial property to track prices

NAMA and the Central Bank are to co-fund the development of a commercial property statistical system to provide a comprehensive database on what’s going on in the sector. Read more

Calls for energy price cuts

Energy companies have been urged to cut their prices to reflect the collapse in wholesale costs. Read more

Six resolutions to keep your money on the sunny side in the new year

The new year could be one of the best years in a long time for your finances. The economy appears to be picking up – and the tax cuts announced in the latest Budget will soon be flowing into your pay packet. Read more

World Bank cuts economic outlook despite oil price drop

The World Bank has lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 and next year due to disappointing economic prospects in the euro zone, Japan and some major emerging economies that offset the benefit of lower oil prices.

The global development lender predicted the global economy would grow 3 percent this year, below a forecast of 3.4 per cent made in June, according to its twice-yearly Global Economic Prospects report.

World GDP growth will reach 3.3 per cent in 2016, as opposed to a June forecast of 3.5 per cent, before dipping to 3.2 per cent in 2017, it said.

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