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Friday 23 February 2018

What is says in the papers: business pages

Here's a look at what it says in this morning's business pages

Irish Independent

Ireland will be a rock of stability irrespective of the type of Brexit the UK negotiates with the European Union, according to junior Government Minister Eoin Murphy.

Political chaos in the North following the resignation of deputy First Minister Marin McGuinness will not alter Theresa May’s Brexit timetable.

Ireland is ranked 12 when it comes to recruiting, training and educating skilled workers, according to a new survey released ahead of this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

A rise in commercial rent could result in indigenous Irish firms being pushed out of Dublin city centre.

Outgoing startup commissioner Niamh Bushnell has been appointed to the “Millennial board” at New Ireland Assurance.

Oil prices are set to become even more volatile in 2017 despite a deal agreed late last year by OPEC to reduce output.

Irish Times

There are fresh fears that border tariffs could be imposed in the North as UK Prime Minister Theresa May gets ready to negotiate a hard Brexit.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has hinted the UK could become a tax haven for multinationals in the event of a hard Brexit.

A new survey from the charity Oxfam has shown that the world’s eight wealthiest individuals control as much wealth as the poorest 3.6bn on the planet.

Stockbroker Davy has predicted that house prices will rise by 8pc this year.

Facebook has said it is updating its platform in Germany in a bid to combat the spread of so-called fake news.

Llloyd’s of London is considering setting up a subsidiary in Ireland as it finalises plans for Brexit.

Ibec has called for Ireland to be given an exemption from EU state aid rules. The organisation wants support to be allowed for indigenous firms who have been adversely affected by Brexit.

Irish Examiner

The Irish construction sector ended 2016 with rising activity in residential and commercial building.

Cork’s Red FM is celebrating 15 years on the airwaves. The popular radio station now has a market share of 21pc.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be a key focus for the Irish farming community in the year ahead.

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