An Post, Kerry Group and Bord Bia have topped the Ireland RepTrak 2017 study of the most highly regarded organisations in Ireland.
The new facility, which is the first of its kind in North America, will offer device designers and manufacturers a fully equipped design and testing location.
World stocks were set for a third straight week of losses on Friday and commodity currencies took another drubbing as oil prices fell back below $30, keeping alive concerns about global growth.
NAMA and the Central Bank are to co-fund the development of a commercial property statistical system to provide a comprehensive database on what’s going on in the sector.
Energy companies have been urged to cut their prices to reflect the collapse in wholesale costs.
The new year could be one of the best years in a long time for your finances. The economy appears to be picking up – and the tax cuts announced in the latest Budget will soon be flowing into your pay packet.
The State could eventually recoup all the cash used to bail out AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said.
This would leave the €35 billion cost of bailing out Anglo and Irish Nationwide as the final cash cost to the exchequer from the banking collapse.
The Department of Finance has now appointed Goldman Sachs to advise on its options in relation to AIB, the Minister said in an opinion article in The Irish Times.
The euro wallowed near a nine-year low as speculation grew that the European Central Bank will embark on quantitative easing soon and US jobs data will be good enough to cement the case for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
ECB president Mario Draghi said the bank’s governing council stands ready to take unconventional measures to stem prolonged low inflation, fuelling expectations of a policy move at the bank’s meeting on January 22nd.
The euro stood at $1.1806, near a nine-year low of $1.1754 reached on Thursday and close to $1.1747, the level at which it began trading in January 1999. Numbers released on Friday by the euro zone’s two biggest economies, France and Germany, only darkened the outlook for the 18-nation currency bloc.
In its review of 2014, the Dublin exchange said transactions in the equity market rose to 4.5m trades for the year, with the ISEQ Overall Index delivering a 15pc gain during the year.
That compares with equity transaction growth of 42pc in 2013 and an ISEQ performance gain of 34pc.
Deirdre Somers, ISE chief executive, said 2014 was a landmark year for the Irish Stock Exchange.