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Monday 19 February 2018

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

  • The Central Bank is looking to compile a company-by-company database of the attributes and financial statements of the roughly 300,000 companies incorporated in Ireland.
  • Summer sales and holiday plans helped keep consumer sentiment steady last month, even if there was a more cautious assessment of household finances.
  • The pace of growth in the construction industry here has slowed to its weakest level since January, a survey shows.
  • Amazon is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty, prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the US grocery business.

Irish Times

  • RTÉ spent €40.3m on independent productions in 2016, after it received 884 pitches for television programmes from independent production companies and commissioned 130 of them.
  • Mercedes-Benz Ireland is the latest German firm to offer a €2,000 discount off its low-emissions vehicles.
  • Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-headquartered healthcare, technology and services group, has acquired Cheshire-based Medisec Software for an undisclosed sum.
  • Athlone’s push to be designated a regional city under the State’s new spatial plan includes a proposal for the marketing of Athlone as a hub for life science and technology firms.
  • One in every seven retail premises in North currently empty, according to new statistics.

Irish Examiner

  • The pensions watchdog has expressed concern that many workers are finding themselves with inadequate pension provision.
  • Ireland in the starting blocks for Brexit drugs agency with Europe’s banking and medical oversight agencies seen as the first tangible spoils from Brexit.

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