Thursday 14 December 2017

What it says in the papers – business pages

Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers:

Irish Independent

  • Agriculture Minister Michael Creed was among politicians who lobbied senior officials in the Central Bank in a bid to ensure there was no move to close Charleville Credit Union.
  • The pound faced renewed pressure yesterday after the UK warned it was prepared to walk away from Brexit talks and Theresa May's commanding double-digit lead in the polls receded.
  • A third action over a decision extending planning permission for development of a new €320m runway at Dublin Airport has been fast-tracked by the Commercial Court.
  • Five Irish mobile operators will pay €78m between them in the State's latest spectrum auction.
  • Dublin's tallest building could provide an annual €296m economic spin-off for the economy - if it's given planning permission.


Irish Times

  • Ireland will have to make a “substantial fiscal effort” in the upcoming budget to stay within the provisions of the EU’ rules, the European Commission has warned.
  • New chief executive takes wheel as Ford aims to catch rivals amid investor concerns the car company had failed to expand its core automotive business.
  • Eurozone finance ministers gathered in Brussels last night, seeking a compromise with the IMF on debt relief for Greece.
  • Thomond Park stadium firm records €1.5m loss for the twelve months ended June 30 2016.
  • Longford-based manufacturing company Finesse Medical has been acquired by the New York-listed Avery Dennison Corporation in a multimillion-euro deal.

Irish Examiner

  • University of Limerick (UL) needs to improve its world ranking if it the region is to realise its potential economically, its incoming president has said.
  • Irish-founded computer games services firm Keywords Studios has extended its presence in Asia with the $6m (€5.3m) purchase of Shanghai-based company Strongbox.

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