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  • Trading volumes surge to over €1 million

    Trading volumes surge to over €1 million

    The MSE Equity Price Index moved higher for the fourth consecutive day as it added a further 0.21% to a fresh one-month high of 4,411.535 points, reflecting the gains in five equities while another four shares closed the day unchanged. Trading...

  • EBRD approves €500m loan for Trans-Adriatic Pipeline gas project

    EBRD approves €500m loan for Trans-Adriatic Pipeline gas project

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)'s board of directors has approved a loan of up to €500 million for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) gas project at a meeting in Ukraine on Wednesday. The €4.5 billion TAP project is the...

  • China presses Europe for anti-US alliance on trade

    China presses Europe for anti-US alliance on trade

    China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump's trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said. In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and...

  • The importance of quality in financial reporting

    The importance of quality in financial reporting

    Financial statements are the main tool to support users’ investment and other business decisions. Financial statements that are not clear, curt and effective can have an adverse impact on the users’ interpretation of the current financial status...

  • Irish unemployment rate falls to 5.1%, lowest since 2007

    Irish unemployment rate falls to 5.1%, lowest since 2007

    Ireland’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent in June from 5.2 per cent a month earlier, the lowest level since October 2007, data from the central statistics office (CSO) showed yesterday. The unemployment rate for May was amended down to 5.2...

  • Stocks edge higher on rising oil prices

    World stocks rose yesterday, supported by broad gains in Europe and rising oil prices, even though markets across Asia remained in the grip of trade turbulence. A July 6 deadline is looming for Washington to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of...

  • MSE Equity Price Index regains the 4,400 point level

    MSE Equity Price Index regains the 4,400 point level

    The MSE Equity Price Index moved higher for the third consecutive day as it added a further 0.19% to a near four-week high of 4,402.100 points, mostly driven by the gains in GO and RS2 which outweighed the drops in four other shares. Meanwhile,...

  • Why is financial education important?

    Why is financial education important?

    Those who know me well know that, for a number of years now, I have been opining on how I strongly believe that financial education is becoming ever more critical in this day and age, not only for investment purposes but also for our day-to-day...

  • Websites and online advertisers test limits of European privacy law

    Websites and online advertisers test limits of European privacy law

    Businesses who are engaged in online advertising are taking divergent approaches to a new European data protection law, with some shutting services to ensure compliance while others decide to test the limits of what regulators will allow, a...

  • Nestlé faces pressure to hasten change

    Nestlé faces greater pressure to speed up change after activist investor Third Point stepped up its criticism of the world’s largest food company. The New York-based hedge fund sent a letter to Nestlé’s board and published a presentation online on...

  • Trade frictions disrupt global factory growth

    Trade frictions disrupt  global factory growth

    Manufacturing activity took a hit in June across Europe and Asia, with exporters losing momentum even before promised trade tariffs kick in, underscoring worries the US administration’s protectionist policies could derail global growth. US...

  • Mexican election will jumpstart NAFTA talks, adviser says

    Mexican election will jumpstart NAFTA talks, adviser says

    The victory of Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will jumpstart talks to renegotiate NAFTA, a top adviser to the presidential winner said Monday, stressing that an agreement is possible before the next government takes power in...

  • Shares slide on trade war

    A renewed slump in Chinese shares and a sobering set of global factory surveys sucked world markets lower yesterday, while the euro and Mexican peso were both jolted by political developments. It was the first trading day of the new month, quarter...

  • Money market report for week ending June 29

    On June 25, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO).  The operation was conducted on June 26 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €2.74 billion, €1.19 billion higher than the...

  • Medserv share price regains the €1.15 level

    Medserv share price regains the €1.15 level

    The MSE Equity Price Index climbed 0.76% to an over two-week high of 4,393.909 points on Monday as several equities posted notable gains whilst only three shares trended lower. Simonds Farsons Cisk plc surpassed the €7.00 mark again to the €7.10...

  • Watch out for impact of aging population – fiscal council

    Watch out for impact of aging population – fiscal council

    The government might be doing well at the moment but it needs to build up buffers to make sure that it can cope with the impact of an aging population, the Fiscal Advisory Council has warned. According to the European Commission’s projections,...

  • Assessing China’s trade retaliation options

    Assessing China’s trade retaliation options

    The increase in trade tensions over the last month has become the key focus for markets. The US administration has implemented several new protectionist measures and is intent on imposing even broader ones in the near-term. However, China doesn’t...

  • EU warns US of major hit if car tariffs imposed

    EU warns US of major hit if car tariffs imposed

    The European Union has warned the United States that imposing import tariffs on cars and car parts would harm its own automotive industry and likely lead to counter-measures by its trading partners on $294 billion of US exports. In a 10-page...

  • Auditing corporate culture

    Two decades ago, British bank HBOS was the darling of management consultants because of what was then perceived as inspirational leadership by the bank’s senior executives. The bank grew rapidly and hubris quickly set it as executives played God...

  • Trump blasts OPEC, warns European companies against Iran ties

    Trump blasts OPEC, warns European companies against Iran ties

    President Donald Trump lashed out at Opec with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets and piled pressure on close US allies in an interview that aired on Sunday with a threat to sanction European companies that do business with Iran. The...