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ECB tips wage rises as positive inflation driver in the Eurozone ECB President Mario Draghi has predicted that euro-area workers will soon start winning bigger pay increases, a trend he says will relieve pressure on his bank to keep supporting the economy.
 
 
 
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Developer Bernard McNamara   Castlehaven backs McNamara's return to housebuilding John Mulligan Dublin-based Castlehaven Finance has helped bankroll Bernard McNamara's return to residential development in Ireland.
 
 
Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, teamed up with Digicel to launch its Bring the Beat campaign in front of an inquisitive bunch of little kids from across the Caribbean at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica   Digicel earnings up by 2pc in first half of 2017 Digicel Group saw first-half earnings rise 2pc, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
 
 

Donal O'Donovan: Euro fund triples its loan pot for SMEs The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) have tripled the lending capacity of an Irish SME programme to €330m.
 
 
Gordon Deegan: Tony Ryan Trust in donations of €4.69m The charitable trust established in memory of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan almost doubled the amount it donated to various causes, to €4.69m last year.
 
 
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Developer Bernard McNamara   Castlehaven backs McNamara's return to housebuilding John Mulligan Dublin-based Castlehaven Finance has helped bankroll Bernard McNamara's return to residential development in Ireland.
 
 
Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald   Euro fund triples its loan pot for SMEs Donal O'Donovan The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) have tripled the lending capacity of an Irish SME programme to €330m.
 
 
Gordon Deegan: Profits and revenues slump at secondary ticket seller Viagogo Pre-tax profits at the main Irish arm of online ticket seller Viagogo last year plummeted by 77pc to €129,795.
 
 
Gordon Deegan: Profits surge 21-fold to €2.4m at Michael Guiney retail chain Pre-tax profits at discount department store Michael Guiney last year increased more than 21-fold - to €2.45m.
 
 
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Oil rig in Tromso   World's biggest investor ditches oil in €30bn sale Joe Ryan and Anna Hirtenstein Norway's proposal to sell off €30bn in oil and gas stocks brings sudden and unparalleled heft to a once-grassroots movement to enlist investors in the fight against climate change.
 
 
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)   American tax progress helps put floor under global stocks Reuters World stocks clawed back more losses yesterday after spending much of the week in the red - helped by signs of progress in US tax reform and strong corporate results, though many hurdles remain to secure passage of a tax cut deal.
 
 
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Ned Deering on his farm in Rathvilly, Co Carlow. Photo: Roger Jones   Farmer with dyslexia who was fined by Dep't of Agriculture brings equality case to EU authorities Ciaran Moran A Carlow farmer who has dyslexia has brought his fight for equality to the European Union authorities.
 
 
Two years into the GLAS the numbers are stacking up but conservationists and hill farmers argue more needs to be done Claire Fox A lot done and more to do appears to be the lie of the land two years into the GLAS scheme which involves more than 50,000 farmers in programmes to promote biodiversity and reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment.
 
 
Jim O'Brien: A six-bedroom house, a farmyard and a stable yard on 85ac for just €850k in Tipperary One of the most keenly priced residential farming properties on the market at the moment has to be Kilbrennal House on 85ac at Ballynonty near Killenaule in Tipperary.
 
 
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Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald   Euro fund triples its loan pot for SMEs Donal O'Donovan The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) have tripled the lending capacity of an Irish SME programme to €330m.
 
 
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David Hall Picture: Collins   Repossessions are halted after lender botches its figures Charlie Weston Subprime lender Start Mortgages has been forced to temporarily stop repossession proceedings after it emerged it has been miscalculating the arrears on accounts.
 
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