What it says in the papers – business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.