In Brief: NewsWhip raises $1m
DUBLIN-headquartered media analysis company NewsWhip has raised $1.1m (€830,000) in funding to expand in the US.
The company, which tracks stories online and analyses reading patterns, will use the money to open an office in New York City. It will also invest in developing its Spike technology, which is used by media professionals all over the world.
THE COUNTRY'S largest recruitment event takes place today at Dublin's National Convention Centre.
Career Zoo will feature 100 Irish and multinational companies who are looking for employees. Organisers say more than 10,000 people are expected to attend. Visitors will also be able to attend career workshops and seminars, talk to course providers about professional courses and get one-to-one advice at the career clinic,
TOP SHOPS RECOGNISED
IRELAND'S top 50 stores have been recognised by industry body Retail Excellence Ireland. The ultimate winners will not be announced until November.
As in previous years, Dublin was the most popular location for stores, home to a total of 22. Cork is home to six, with Waterford and Galway home to five each. Kildare and Donegal both had two, while Meath, Carlow, Kerry, Wexford, Roscommon, Limerick, Mayo and Cavan all had one.
JAPANESE TAX CUT
JAPAN is considering a reduction in corporate taxes as part of a planned package to cushion the economy from raising the national sales levy, economy minister Akira Amari has said.
Lowering the effective corporate tax rate would boost Japan's competitiveness, while helping to offset the economic blow from a sales-tax increase.
TWO cases of 2006 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild sold for €6,300 a case in London yesterday, 9.4pc down from its 2013 high, amid selling pressure from investors in top Bordeaux wines.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index, which tracks leading Bordeaux vintages, has declined since March 15, paring an 8pc gain made in the previous 10 weeks to leave it 4pc up since the start of this year.
Lafite, a first-growth wine estate in the Pauillac region on the left bank of the Gironde estuary, is one of the highest-priced growers of Medoc with Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild and Chateau Margaux.