What it says in the papers – business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business pages of today's newspapers:
- Technology giant Microsoft is on the hunt for further wind-power deals in Ireland after striking its first-ever renewable energy-purchase agreement outside the US.
- Ryanair 4th in the world as global airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers last year.
- Bank of Ireland's decision to bring its private banking division in-house has forced the lender to abruptly ditch a string of life and pension policies which may have accounted for close to 10pc of the unit's revenue.
- The City of London could see an "avalanche" of companies leaving unless the UK government can bring some clarity to the Brexit talks and the proposed transition.
- Professionals get debt warning from ex-Mazars’ partner Simon Coyle, a leading corporate restructuring figure during the crisis.
- NCT operator Applus records 52pc increase in profit to €8.13m on the back of expanding revenues from NCT and Vehicle Registration Tax inspections.
- Former Nama executive Felix McKenna has been appointed as chief executive of Urbeo Residential, a new fund established to invest in long-term rental accommodation.
- A High Court judge has ruled certain documents sought by Mick Wallace and his son to defend a fund's application for disqualification orders against them are either unnecessary or irrelevant.
- The owner of the Tipperary Crystal brand has sued a giftware seller for allegedly passing off their trademarks on the packaging of items being offered for sale.
- Ikea is planning to enter South America and expand in Southeast Asia in its quest to dominate the world’s home furnishings market.