Friday 17 November 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

  • Ireland’s lost decade is 'finally over' but sluggish economic figures in the UK could hit the country.
  • France and Germany are planning a fresh assault on our corporation tax as they work on plans to harmonise corporate tax rates across the eurozone.
  • Shares in Paddy Power Betfair closed down 5.17pc in Dublin yesterday after the company confirmed chief executive Breon Corcoran will depart.
  • One of the country's most high-profile developers, Michael O'Flynn is taking advantage of new Government 'fast-track planning' laws to seek planning permission to build 515 houses on Cork site.
  • Six in 10 professionals would move for pay rise as market heats up, according to a major jobs market survey by LinkedIn.

Irish Times

  • Dublin-based childcare company, Tigers Childcare, has acquired three childcare services from US provider Bright Horizons.
  • Berlin mayor Michael Müller has let fly at Ryanair for backing a campaign to retain the city’s second airport after the new, cursed international air hub eventually opens.
  • Two DCU students who created a tool to automatically transcribe audio files to reduce their college workloads, are setting up in business after transcription tool takes off.
  • Dissident Conroy Gold shareholder plans to seek the removal of the company’s founder and executive chairman, Prof Richard Conroy at a second EGM.

Irish Examiner

  • Almost one-fifth of Irish businesses would pay a ransom of up to €50,000 to cyber criminals, a survey has found.
  • UK consumers cut back on spending for a third month in July as house-price growth slowed sharply, dealing yet another blow to the economy.

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