Air passenger rates down 2.3pc in May
IRELAND'S air passenger traffic continued to fall in May, declining 2.3pc during the month, according to new figures from the European arm of Airports Council International. ACI said that passenger traffic at Dublin Airport fell 2pc to just over 1.7 mill in May, although freight levels climbed 8.8pc. Dublin was ranked Europe's 23rd busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in May.
57pc of workers to 'go mobile' by 2016
JUST 43pc of Irish workers will be totally desk-bound by 2016 with 57pc operating "mobile" by using smart phones and/or tablet computers, says IDC, whose most recent survey shows that the technology departments in Irish businesses are straining to keep up with smart mobile technology. Nicholas McQuire of IDC, who co-wrote the report, said: "Irish IT managers are still struggling with the proliferation of consumer devices invading the workspace -- not just smart phones, but tablets."
Britvic recalls children's drinks
DRINKS firm Britvic recalled packs of its popular children's drinks Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro in Britain as a precautionary measure, because some of its new-design caps may be damaged and come off. The company said it expected the recall to cut profit before tax by up to £5m (€6.2m) for the current fiscal year.
Peugeot to cut 10pc of French workforce
PEUGEOT Citroen plans to shed as much as 10pc of its French workforce this year, more than previously announced, as sales slide and management seeks further savings, a union official said. "They will raise the job cuts target in France alone to 8,000-10,000," said Christian Lafaye, the head of Peugeot's second-biggest union. Peugeot said in November it aimed to reduce headcount by 6,000 in the region. Chief executive Philippe Varin told unions last week the carmaker would need to raise its 2012 savings target of €1bn. Peugeot's five-month sales in Europe have plunged 15pc, outpacing a 7.3pc industry-wide drop. The shares last month slid to a 23-year low. (Bloomberg)