Carney may give sterling lift as dollar’s influence wanes

Carney may give sterling lift as dollar's influence wanes Bank of England governor Mark Carney launching a new five pound note featuring a portrait of Winston Churchill. Photo: Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images The euro...

EU pushes China on opening up economy

EU pushes China on opening up economy   President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker Picture: John Thys/AFP/Getty China could open its economy if it wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said, with the European Union...

Brendan Keenan: The rich have gotten richer – but so has everyone else

Brendan Keenan: The rich have gotten richer - but so has everyone else Stock picture So, it's farewell tax cuts, then. And good riddance. Not that there is anything wrong with tax cuts per se, but crude...

What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can...

What Irish consumers will be paying more for this year (and how we can save a few cents) Facing pricier groceries, clothes, washing machines, and DIY materials if trade war escalates Where could consumers be hit...

Burgers made from artificial meat could be in restaurants by 2021

Burgers made from artificial meat could be in restaurants by 2021 Mosa Meat says it has received funding to back the lab-made product it introduced five years ago. Professor Mark Post with a lab-grown meat burger...

Chinese economic growth slows in second quarter

Chinese economic growth slows in second quarter China's leader Xi Jinping China's economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as Beijing's efforts to contain debt hurt activity, while June factory output growth weakened...

€17m cost of IDA’s overseas offices and staff revealed

€17m cost of IDA's overseas offices and staff revealed Heather Humphreys. Photo: Kyran O'Brien The IDA last year spent €17.17m on funding its operations overseas. New figures provided by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation,...

China’s US surplus hits record as tariffs loom

China's US surplus hits record as tariffs loom China's leader Xi Jinping China's monthly trade surplus with the US rose to a record high in June, underlining the imbalance at the heart of an escalating trade...

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Heatwave drives consumer spending to fastest growth in almost two years Stock photo: PA Household expenditure increased in June, driven by the recent heatwave across the country. Consumer spending was up 5.5pc year-on-year last month, and up...

Revealed: how much RTE spent on Ireland’s Eurovision entry

Revealed: how much RTE spent on Ireland's Eurovision entry Ryan O’Shaughnessy from Ireland celebrates after securing a place in the Eurovision Song Contest final (Armando Franca/AP) Ireland made a triumphant return to Eurovision this year, with...

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