Michael Noonan, Ireland's finance minister, highlights that foreign direct investment is at an "all-time high" in Ireland at the moment.» Read More
*BlackBerry well-positioned for the long term growth. LONDON, Dec 4- Bets on debt-ravaged Greece or ailing phone maker BlackBerry would make many investors flee, but for Prem Watsa both are part of a "cautious" strategy he employs to manage Fairfax Financial's $23.3 billion portfolio.
*Portugal swaps 6.6 bln euros of 2014/ 2015 bonds. Portugal swapped 6.6 billion euros in bonds expiring next year and in 2015 for longer maturities, in an exchange analysts said demonstrated improved market confidence.
DUBLIN, Nov 28- When Toby Gilbert decided to emigrate last year, he did not choose Australia over Dublin for sunshine and sandy beaches. "It was becoming an unliveable situation," said Gilbert, 31, of the gruelling hours that saw Ireland referred to the European Court of Justice last week for breaking EU working time directives for junior doctors.
*Unemployment rate falls to 12.8 percent from 13.6. DUBLIN, Nov 26- Irish unemployment shrank at its fastest pace in four years in the third quarter, falling below 13 percent for the first time since a property bust and boosting the government just as it completes its EU-IMF bailout.
PARIS, Nov 20- European stocks slipped on Wednesday, losing ground for the second session, as nagging worries over the global economic outlook and corporate profits kept investors on edge.
LONDON/ DUBLIN, Nov 17- After years of waiting on the sidelines, Britain's major pub chains have finally spotted an opening in Ireland, hoping tumbling property prices will give them a chance to expand into a neighbouring market they never managed to crack.
*Ireland to present new blueprint for economy next month. DUBLIN, Nov 15- Ireland has put itself at the mercy of the markets by shunning a backup credit line.
Nov 14- Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co, a textbook publisher that emerged from bankruptcy last year, rose as much as 33 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $2.23 billion. The offering was priced at $12 per share on Wednesday, below its expected price range of $14- $16.
*Ireland to formally exit bailout on Dec. 15. DUBLIN, Nov 14- Ireland said on Thursday it would make a clean break from its EU/IMF bailout next month, forgoing a precautionary credit line that some of its European partners had wanted it to take.
DUBLIN, Nov 14- Ireland's cabinet met on Thursday to discuss its exit from an EU/IMF bailout and is expected to announce that it will not opt to take a precautionary credit line, sources told Reuters. Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan briefed cabinet before departing for a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels.
Francis Bacon's painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" became the most expensive work of art ever sold when it fetched $142.4 million.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- Francis Bacon's painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" became the most expensive work of art ever sold when it fetched $142.4 million in one of the biggest auctions in history at which Christie's sold more than $691 million worth of art.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- Francis Bacon's three-paneled painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie's. The monumental painting depicts the Dublin- born painter's friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud on a chair, with a view from each side and one face-on.
*Wall Street edges lower with Fed speakers in focus. A measure of global equity performance was down slightly as stocks on Wall Street and in Europe fell, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average hit yet another record close. Matt Toms, head of public fixed income at ING Investment Management, said of the Fed stimulus. "
*Wall Street edges lower with Fed speakers in focus. A measure of global equity performance was down slightly as stocks on Wall Street and in Europe fell, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average hit yet another record close.
FRANKFURT, Nov 7- The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a new record low on Thursday and said it would prime banks with liquidity into 2015 to prevent the euro zone's recovery from stalling as inflation tumbles.
DUBLIN, Nov 7- Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders, Ireland got the green light on Thursday to step out on its own as the first euro zone country to exit its bailout programme.
DUBLIN, Nov 6- ING said on Wednesday it should complete its restructuring two years ahead of schedule, meaning the Dutch banking and insurance group could be one of the first euro zone casualties of the 2008 global crisis to emerge from a state rescue. KBC received 7 billion euros in 2008 and 2009, half from Belgium, the rest from the northern region of Flanders.
DUBLIN/ LONDON, Nov 5- When one Ryanair shareholder made a stinging attack on Chief Executive Michael O'Leary at the airline's annual meeting for scaring off customers with his "bullying" and "macho" style, there was one thing he didn't mention.
SWORDS, Ireland, Nov 5- When 20 newly built family homes went up for sale in this Dublin commuter belt town in September, queues started three hours before the viewing opened on Saturday morning.