What it says in the papers – business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business pages of today's newspapers:
- House-building likely to pass 20,000 mark in 2018 - according to the latest forecast from Investec.
- The UK’s aviation watchdog demands 'action, not words' as Ryanair cancels more Irish flights.
- Newly installed Aryzta CEO Kevin Toland has bought significant numbers of the company's shares - in what will be seen as a vote of confidence in the bakery giant.
- Twelve high-flying executives at the Irish arm of one of the world's largest aircraft leasing firms last year shared a pay pot of $14m (€11.86m).
- After several years of falling sales the National Lottery is back on a winning streak as sales jump to €750m.
- 3Arena hits the right note as Adele and Bieber boost pre-tax profits rise to €8.09m in 2016.
- Aer Lingus criticises higher limits for Dublin passengers – the Commission for Aviation Regulation has increased the limit on the number of passengers that can depart from Dublin during peak morning hours next summer.
- Topaz has pumped €310m of cash into its Irish operation to fund the transfer of a number of the parent group’s global functions to Ireland.
- The so-called “Trump trade” did little to drive global stocks higher as investors tried to assess what parts of the giant US economy would benefit from the tax cuts proposed by the president.
- The owners of the five-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin shared a bumper €7.6m dividend payout last year as profits at the hotel soared.