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DUBLIN, March 7- Ireland's largest listed companies are confident over half a decade of weak earnings, gloomy outlooks and shrinking dividends are behind them and that the economic upturn under way is sustainable and sensible.
*Could ease wage pressure on South Africa- based gold miners. LONDON, Feb 9- European stocks from travel firms to South Africa- focused gold miners may reap some benefits from an emerging market sell-off that has otherwise roiled equities across the globe.
FRANKFURT, Feb 7- Germany's Lufthansa has picked Carsten Spohr as its new chief executive, naming a company veteran to lead the battle against low-cost carriers and fast-growing Gulf airlines.
FRANKFURT/ MILAN, Feb 6- A potential deal to buy a stake in troubled Italian airline Alitalia could be the biggest test yet for Abu Dhabi- based Etihad's strategy of using stakes in ailing airlines as an easy way to expand its global footprint.
Labour groups including the transportation sector of AFL-CIO and the Air Line Pilots Association International argued that the plans are intended to take advantage of regulatory loopholes and leave safety oversight in doubt.
*EPFR data shows more inflows into Europe stocks. PARIS, Feb 3- European stocks slipped on Monday morning, resuming their sell-off of the past 10 days, hurt by brewing worries over emerging markets and data showing China's economy losing momentum.
*Expects to meet FY guidance for profit of 500- 520 mln eur. DUBLIN, Feb 3- Ryanair reported strong forward bookings and an easing of intense price competition among European airlines on Monday, raising hopes it can quickly regain height with a new customer-friendly image after a profit warning spooked markets last year.
LONDON, Feb 3- European stocks edged higher on Monday, led by low-cost airline Ryanair after an upbeat quarterly update, although weak results in the banking sector and ongoing jitters in emerging markets kept a lid on investor appetite.
*AerCap takeover of ILFC revives Ireland as leasing hub. SHANNON, Ireland, Jan 19- Twenty years after the spectacular collapse of Irish tycoon Tony Ryan's plane leasing empire, the Emerald Isle has restored its grip on the world's aircraft fleet with a mega-merger that could pave the way for a wave of multi-billion-dollar IPOs.
OSLO, Jan 5- The Chief Executive of budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bjoern Kjos, plans to meet Boeing management in the United States next week to discuss problems with its Dreamliner planes, Norwegian media reported on Sunday.
CNBC's Tom Mackenize reports on the new way to fly with Ryanair.
Norwegian Air said one of its Boeing Dreamliners was grounded in the US, the latest in a string of technical problems to hit the new plane.
*Norwegian Air has three Dreamliners in operation. The newest of the company's three Dreamliners should have left Fort Lauderdale for Stockholm on Saturday but was unable to due to technical problems, Norwegian Air said on Monday.
*Madrid lighting maintenance staff latest to stage walkout. *Madrid unemployment at one in five. MADRID, Dec 12- Hundreds of street lamp and traffic light maintenance workers began an open-ended strike in Madrid on Thursday, the latest in a succession of public-sector worker walkouts to hit Spain's austerity-pinched capital city.
MADRID, Dec 12- Hundreds of street lamp and traffic light maintenance workers plan to go on strike in Madrid on Thursday, the latest in a succession of public sector worker walk-outs to hit Spain's austerity-fatigued capital city.
*Deadline for 300 mln euro cash call subscription Wednesday. MILAN, Nov 27- In 2008, Maurizio Prato, then chairman of Alitalia, said only an "exorcist" could save the Italian airline.
Budget airline Ryanair has announced a raft of improvements in a bid to keep up with its main rival easyJet, chief executive Michael O'Leary said.
Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair, says the group has "always been friendly and cuddly" but was misunderstood, adding that it now plans to improve its communication strategy.
Editor: Malcolm Davidson +44 20 7542 6958. BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT- A leading international think-tank urged the European Central Bank to loosen the purse strings further and buy euro zone government and corporate bonds to accelerate a weak recovery. Credit Suisse private bank co-heads confident of growth.
John Strickland, director at JLS Consulting, discusses European airlines following EasyJet's year-on-year jump in profit and highlights the difference in strategies with Ryanair.