Irish consumers spent over €340m via debit card transactions outside of the Republic, during November alone, as shoppers continued to look online for value and avail of a weaker post-Brexit refer
Ireland’s biggest fuel forecourt supplier Topaz has moved to cement its position as market share leader by announcing plans to open a 24-hour motorway service station on the Cork to Dublin motor
The Government has cut the value of AIB by a modest €900m, in a move that may signal it still eyes selling a stake in the lender at the first opportunity.
There is an eerie calm about financial markets at present. Currency and bond markets are quite range bound, while world stock markets hit new record highs in the past week.
DENVER (AP) — Airplanes are scanning the Colorado high country with an array of sensors as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world’s mountain snows
HSBC Holdings reported a 62 percent slump in annual pre-tax profit that fell way short of analysts' estimates as the British bank took hefty writedowns from its restructuring, sending its Hong Kong sh
Diageo's global management team in India will take stock of its operations in India. Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes will meet bankers on the contours of USL's open offer.
"The Capital Planning Infusion Committee of the bank by way of a resolution passed on February 20, 2017, has finalised the issue opening and the issue closing dates, including the last date of rece
Godrej Group's FMCG unit Godrej Consumer Products has left demonetisation behind in and expects a better show in the fourth quarter ending March 2017.
Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group, said consu
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It’s the latest in a series of steps targetin
Gopinathan has taken over the reins of the country's largest IT services firm from N Chandrasekaran, who has been elevated as Chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the USD 103-billion Tata G
Business Unity South Africa calls for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to emphasise fiscal balance to facilitate investment and inclusive growth in his budget speech.
A steep increase in the fuel levy is one of the measures Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan might use to raise the revenue required to balance the government’s books.
BOSTON (AP) — A circus is under fire for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with changing public attitudes. The Melha Shrine
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's central bank faces difficult decisions as it balances a spike in inflation against an expected economic slowdown, Deputy Governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon said on Monday
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a thre
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc's chat application, as competition in the digi
HONG KONG (AP) — London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that annual profit slumped by more than 80 percent following a year of “unexpected economic and political events” that contributed
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Instead of costly and elaborate costumes with glittering sequins, expect more cheap getups featuring fake mustaches, hats and tiaras at this year’s Carnival. Revelers are
The U.S. based EV-maker Detroit Electric has signed a deal to manufacture electric SUVs in China. The agreement is a three-way joint venture with China Smarter Energy Group (CSE) and the China Yixing
The company in a letter said that the â??assertions made in the letter are libelous and are aimed at tarnishing the image of Infosys and its management.â?ť
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce minister on Tuesday sought to assuage concerns that foreign investment is leaving the country, saying claims to that effect were "biased."
Even as Honda India looks to gain market share beyond its premium flagship brand City, the Japanese automaker is putting its best foot foward to make the subcontinent a key market in its global port
TOKYO (Reuters) - A resort hosting casinos in Japan could cost up to $10 billion to build, Las Vegas Sands Corp's chief said, as the casino operator looks to win operating rights in what is widely ex
The 12-digit Aadhaar number may soon be a payment address for sending and receiving money irrespective of linking the unique ID to a bank account. IndiaPost, which plans to roll out full-fledged pay
India is probably one of the places in the world where the entrepreneurial energy is able to scale up, not just start, Microsoft's India-born chief Satya Nadella said on Monday.
The company plans to invest a total of around USD 84 million for expansion. Of this, USD 68.5 million will be raised by debt, which includes a loan from World Bank arm International Finance Corporat
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is eyeing more empowered micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Occidental through the establishment of seven new Negosyo Centers in the prov
As Natarajan Chandrasekaran takes the helm as Tata Sons Chairman, there are challenges that may bog him down but well-wishers feel the 54-year-old is well-equipped to handle the challenges that the
THOROLD, Ont. - Police in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario are hunting for a number of venomous snakes.
Niagara Region police say the reptiles were stolen on Saturday evening when a home was br
Melanie Dressel, president and CEO of Tacoma-based Columbia Bank, guided the bank’s growth into the second-largest Washington-based banking company by market value.
Vietnam shows new sighs of edging closer to one-time rival China as it hasn't figured out what the United States will do in Asia's major maritime dispute.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks held ground on Tuesday though Chinese equities surged to a fresh two-month high as domestic funds piled into financial counters on expectations the world's second bi
TOKYO (Reuters) - Crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year.