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Sunday 25 February 2018

What it says in the papers – business pages

Here's a look at what it says in the business pages of today's newspapers:

Irish Independent

  • A large number of Ryanair pilots are advancing efforts to establish a non-official union.
  • Plastics group One51 intends to press ahead with a proposed corporate reorganisation despite a recent takeover offer for the company.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co will remain an industry leader, with growth driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, high-performance computing (HPC) and mobile, its chairman said.
  • The Government may delay tax changes designed to reduce the prohibitive expense of share-based remuneration schemes for SMEs, provoking concerns smaller companies will struggle to match multinationals for wages.

Irish Times

  • UK insurance group Aviva is in advanced talks to acquire Friends First from Dutch group Achmea, according to sources.
  • FBD Insurance will be the new sponsor of The Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio from next weekend in a deal worth €200,000.
  • Fraudsters target almost two-thirds of Irish adults every year with scams involving email, phone and other methods, according to a survey published today.
  • eshopWorld, the seven-year old Irish ecommerce firm that connects premium brands with consumers in more than 200 countries, has been valued at €300m.

Irish Examiner

  • Construction increased at a slightly faster pace in September but the rates of growth in new orders and employment both eased.
  • An Irish start-up is helping schoolchildren with their geometry homework with an app that uses augmented reality.

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