What it says in the papers – business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers:
- Dublin Airport will handle as many as 730 flights a day next summer as it sees new services come on-stream to destinations such as Hong Kong and Canada.
- Insurance giant XL Group is to boost its staff here by around 25 after it announced it was switching its principal EU insurance company from the UK to Ireland.
- Deutsche Bank's funds administration and corporate services arm in Ireland was forced to wear a €4.2m operational loss after incorrectly reporting client structures or entities.
- Backing workplace 'wellness' is the next step for employers – Danny McCoy, CEO Ibec
- Discounter Lidl grew its market share the fastest among big supermarkets as British shoppers are squeezed.
- Semi-State energy company Bord na Móna wants to invest up to €60m in a proposed new wood pellet plant in the US.
- Rte is conducting a technical field trial for Saorview connect, the on-demand upgrade to the Saorview platform first announced in January 2016.
- Premium coffee brand Nespresso is searching for locations outside of Dublin for an expansion of its brand here.
- A €1,000 increase in the tax band would see the average earner save less than €200 a year.
- Pro-Brexit billionaire Jim Ratcliffe announces plans to revive much-loved Defender.
- Business links between Cork and San Francisco will continue to grow, the mayor of the Californian city has said.
- British fashion retailer French Connection Group reported a drop in profit for the half-year due to the closure of some of its stores.
- Pre-tax profits at the hotel group that operates the five-star Hayfield Manor in Cork and the four-star Killarney Royal hotel climbed by over 50pc to €5.43m last year.