Spread-betting club to open here
Ireland's first spread-betting membership club, called Wolfgang, is opening on May 4. The club is being sponsored by Worldspreads and will provide facilities for 24 resident day traders at an office on Dublin's Lower Baggot Street. The club is being headed by a former Barclays Bank chief dealer, Peter Brown.
Six Nations worth €35m to economy
Next year's Six Nations rugby matches at the redeveloped Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin will boost the country's gross domestic product by €35m, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce said. The chamber's chief executive, Gina Quin, added that home fixtures should each attract 18,000 overseas visitors.
Andor snaps up US firm Photonic
Belfast-based digital camera company Andor Technology has bought the assets of US company Photonic. Andor is paying $5m (€3.6m) in cash and 156,000 Andor shares of 2p each. A further $2m may be paid if certain targets are met.
Merrill becomes a primary dealer
Merrill Lynch International has been admitted as a primary dealer member firm of government bonds at the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE). There are now 15 primary dealers recognised by the ISE.
Students vie for entrepreneur title
Eighteen students have been shortlisted for awards at the 2010 Young Entrepreneur Programme to be announced next Thursday in Killarney. The scheme aims to promote entrepreneurship among second and third-level students. The winners will receive a trip to Silicon Valley.