What it says in the papers – business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers:
- House prices are set to rise by 15pc over the next three years, a survey conducted by the Central Bank has found.
- Malaysia's Asia Aviation Capital, a $1bn (€854m) vehicle, is the latest international aircraft-leasing company to establish a base in Dublin.
- Ryanair would have been interested in acquiring slots at German airports that are currently being used by collapsed Air Berlin if a "normal" sales process was initiated.
- Sub-prime UK loan provider Amigo is considering an entry into the Irish market, the Irish Independent has learned.
- From Wicklow to SiliconValley: the banking boss playing a pivotal part in backing top tech firms.
- Department cases doubt on viability of EU tax plan, according to correspondence between the last Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and a US coalition of software firms.
- Several high-profile business contractors warn of possible lay-offs as crane drivers dispute escalates.
- Eurozone GPD growth of 0.6pc tops expectations, with economic growth strongest in the Netherlands, Latvia, and Spain.
- UK jobless figures lowest since 1975 and pay growth has picked up pace, easing the pressure on cash-strapped households.
- Energy provider ESB has teamed up with a US tech firm which is working with the city of Paris to cut its street lighting bill.
- Food retailer Iceland has confirmed plans to expand the number of its stores in the Republic as its losses more than halved.
- Fiat Chrysler will join an alliance led by BMW to develop self-driving cars, intensifying a race by carmakers and technology companies to develop 'robotaxis'.