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Business in brief: Shares in camera maker GoPro soar

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SHARES of GoPro, which makes cameras used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies, rose as much as 38pc in their market debut.

The company's shares rose to a high of $33 (€24) in early Nasdaq trading yesterday, valuing the company at about $4bn (€2.9bn). GoPro was founded in 2004 by Nick Woodman.

Aldi opens new store

ALDI has opened its first store in Co Monaghan, creating 20 new jobs on Riverside Road, Carrickmacross.

"We are delighted to reach the milestone of operating a store in each of the 26 counties," Donald Mackay, Aldi's regional managing director, said.

Jobs boost for Belfast

A PRIVATE financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry has opened a new office in Belfast. Option will be located in the Botanic Avenue area of the city, creating 31 new financial technology jobs. The £2.9m (€3.6m) jobs-boosting investment was supported by Invest Northern Ireland, the economic development agency, with a grant of £249,000.

Options provides managed services and infrastructure products to leading hedge funds, global investment banks, private equity firms and exchanges.

Vodafone roaming offer

VODAFONE Ireland has said its new RED Roaming offer will allow consumers make all their usual calls, texts, and add-ons from their base price plan while they're away, plus 100mb of data a day, for a fixed daily rate.

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The daily price for RED Roaming varies from €1.99 a day for visitors to the UK, €2.99 in Europe, USA and Canada, and up to €4.99 in places like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China and India.

Programming team for international competition

FOUR secondary school students have been selected to represent Ireland and compete against other countries' top young programmers during the 2015 International Olympiad in Informatics.

Team Ireland will travel to Taipei in Taiwan next month to battle it out against 300 students from 86 other countries. Teenagers Aron Hoffman, Luttrellstown Community College, Dublin; Daniel Mulcahy, Gonzaga College, Dublin; Richard Tynan, Cistercian College, Roscrea; and Conor Griffin, Ardscoil Ris, Limerick, were selected after an intense programming bootcamp hosted by DCU.


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