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London's financial industry welcomed the progress on a divorce deal with the European Union but said it saw little reason to alter preparations for when Britain leaves the EU.
Counting of ballots on Labour Court recommendations aimed at ending industrial action at Iarnrod Éireann is under way.
Royal Bank of Scotland's chances of reaching a deal this year with the US Department of Justice over its mis-selling of toxic mortgage-backed securities are "diminishing", its chief executive said today.
US job growth increased at a strong clip in November and wages rebounded, painting a portrait of a healthy economy.
Lloyd's of London will press ahead with plans to establish a foothold in the European Union regardless of progress in EU divorce talks that industry groups said was welcome but did little to dispel uncertainty.
Australia's main stock exchange has said it will use blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency bitcoin, to process its equities transactions in a shift touted as a world-first for a major financial institution.
Inadequate broadband service is keeping up to a fifth of small businesses here offline.
Both Houses of Congress in Washington have approved sweeping tax reform bills and are now under the gun to reconcile them into a single piece of legislation that can be sent to the White House to be signed into law.
There has been a relatively warm reaction at Westminster to the Brexit deal - so far.
Businessman Denis O'Brien's telecoms group Digicel has appointed a new group chief executive - Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau.
Business groups and unions have welcomed the announcement that Brexit talks are set to move onto issues of trade and transition.
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the sale of new cars slowed again last month, while sales of used - or imported - cars increased.
The volume of output in the the building and construction industry increased by 18.4% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, boosted by residential building.
Close to half of baker Aryzta's shareholders opposed the Irish-Swiss group's executive pay deal at its annual general meeting on Thursday.
This week: the increasing pressures on the private rented accommodation sector and the consequences for the private sector of raising the compulsory retirement age for public servants.
Steinhoff's shares fell by another 40% today after Moody's cut its credit rating and raised concerns about the company's governance.
The pound rose slightly against the dollar this morning after the European Commission said enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain to allow a second phase of talks.
The European Commission said enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain and that a second phase of negotiations should begin, ending an impasse over the status of the border between Ireland and the UK.
IKEA Ireland has reported sales of €167m over the year to the end of August, up 10% on the previous year.