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ESB strike averted, new row over settlement
A new row has broken out between the ESB and its group of unions over the terms of a settlement reached over a threatened strike over the company's pension scheme.
Interest rates on An Post savings reduced
The National Treasury Management Agency has reduced the interest rates offered on State savings products.
Despite recovery, Central Bank warns of challenges
The Central Bank has warned that the macro-financial environment in Ireland remains challenging, despite tentative signs of economic recovery.
US unemployment rate hits 5 year low
US employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7%, new figures show.
Noonan says 'Ireland now fit for competition'
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the country is now in a much better position as we exit the IMF/EU bailout programme.
Dunne fails in Irish bankruptcy application
Property developer Sean Dunne has failed in his application to have his Irish bankruptcy overturned.
November car sales slow down by 8% - CSO
New figures from the Central Statistics Office suggest that the number of new private cars licensed for the first time decreased by 8% in November.
Bundesbank raises growth outlook for Germany
Germany's Bundesbank has raised its forecast for growth of the euro zone's largest economy this year and next.
60 jobs at risk at Kraus & Naimer
A manufacturing firm in Shannon, Co Clare, Karus & Naimer has gone into liquidation leaving 60 jobs in jeopardy.
3 to delay launch of its 4G services until January
Mobile phone operator 3 is to delay the launch of its fourth generation network until the New Year.
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Fuel plan 'could bankrupt investors'
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.
Job vacancy growth at '15-year high'
A survey of recruitment firms shows sharp growth in the demand for staff in November and the sharpest rise in salaries in six years.
Chinese export growth accelerates
China's exports rise more than expected in November adding to the evidence of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
Energy firms seek help on price cuts
Two of the biggest energy firms, EDF and British Gas, call for more government co-operation amid a backlash over rising prices.
WTO agrees global trade agreement
The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
Most people in poverty are 'in work'
The majority of the 13 million people classed as living in poverty in the UK are in work, a charity's report suggests.
Japan's economic growth revised down
Japan revises down its growth data for the July-to-September period after private investment slowed more than expected.
Help pledged for small businesses
Measures, including faster broadband, are announced to help companies as events take place to mark Small Business Saturday
UK growth 'hides disappointing news'
Think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that the increased growth announced in the Autumn Statement is just expected growth arriving early.
US jobless rate hits five-year low
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
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Lidl creates 40 jobs in Dublin
Discount retailer Lidl has created 40 new permanent jobs at two new Dublin stores this month.
Leaders agree new WTO deal
Ministers from 159 countries have reached a deal intended to boost global trade.
Unemployment falls to five-year low in US
Unemployment in the United States has fallen to a five year low.
Agency axes Qantas credit rating to junk status
The Australian airline, Qantas, has had its credit rating downgraded to junk status.
ECB keeps key interest rate at record low
The European Central Bank's Governing Council has left its key interest rate unchanged at 0.25% today.
Nama chooses Pepper Asset Servicing for ?1.8bn IBRC portfolio
The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has selected Pepper Asset Servicing as its preferred bidder to provide services on the portfolio of personal loans, principally residential mortgage loans, which it may acquire from the liquidators appointed to IBRC.
Irish pharma sector 'can survice patent cliff'
Economists and industry experts say the Irish pharmaceutical sector can survive the so-called "patent cliff".
Ruling could see commission paid to holidaying workers
Employers may soon be forced to pay commission to some staff - even when they are on holiday.
Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5% in November
Aer Lingus passenger numbers fell by 5% last month when compared with November last year.
Ireland ranked best in world to do business
Ireland is the best country in the world in which to do business, according to a report by leading US financial magazine Forbes.
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