What it says in the papers – business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers:
- Cash from the old National Pension Reserve Fund could pay for a ramp-up in housebuilding, according to draft proposals drawn up for Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
- US private equity firm Bertram Capital is understood to have paid more than $48m (€40m) for a majority stake in Dundalk-based Anord Control Systems.
- Blue Bottle deal highlights how big companies are seeking exposure to fast-growing premium brands driven by the so-called millennial generation.
- Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) yesterday ruled out joining a post-election coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
- Regulators want tour operators to contribute 20pc of their turnover to shoring up a fund used to compensate consumers for failures.
- IDA hoping to win 900 jobs with European Medicines Agency – Dublin is one of 19 cities vying for EU’s medicines regulatory agency.
- Telecoms firms, including Vodafone, Sky and BT, are considering a boycott of Eir’s wholesale network in parts of rural Ireland in a row over pricing.
- A trade row between Bowing and Bombardier which could threaten thousands of jobs in the North is expected to dominate an official visit by the British prime minister to Canada today.
- Ireland’s tallest building, the Elysian Tower in Cork city, is expected to fetch more than €100m when it goes on sale in the coming weeks.
- Some seven in 10 Irish people do not have a will — including a third of over 55s, according to a survey by insurance fund Royal London.