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  • BRUSSELS/ DUBLIN, May 25- Data transfers to the United States by companies such as Facebook and Google face a renewed legal threat after the Irish privacy watchdog said on Wednesday it would refer Facebook's data transfer mechanisms to the top EU court. The move follows an Irish investigation into Facebook's transfer of European Union users' data to the United...

  • BRUSSELS/ DUBLIN, May 25- Data transfers to the United States by companies such as Facebook and Google face a renewed legal threat after the Irish privacy watchdog said on Wednesday it would refer Facebook's data transfer mechanisms to the top EU court. The move follows an Irish investigation into Facebook's transfer of European Union users' data to the United...

  • DUBLIN, May 23- Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, is prepared for a fare war to break out later this year and will cut its own fares sharply to increase its market share to sustain profits, it said on Monday. The Irish airline, Europe's largest by passenger numbers, also reported a 43 percent increase in net profits to 1.24 billion euros in the year ended...

  • COUNTY DUBLIN IRELAN, Ireland _ Ryanair Holdings PLC on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $55.9 million. The County Dublin Irelan, Ireland- based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. Ryanair shares have declined 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DUBLIN— European budget carrier Ryanair has posted record full-year profits and passenger figures, and expects both to hit new highs this summer amid rapid growth and declining fares. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary says Ryanair expects average fares to fall around 6 percent this summer and even more in winter amid increased competition and well-hedged...

  • COUNTY DUBLIN, Ireland _ Fly Leasing Ltd. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $7.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Fly Leasing shares have declined 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank Governing Council meeting. STAVANGER, Norway- Norges Central Bank Governor Oystein Olsen will give a lecture on the topic "Monetary policy then and now"- 0715 GMT. STAVANGER, Norway- Norges Bank Investment Management Chief Executive Yngve Slyngstad will give a lecture on the topic "oil fund- savings for future generations"- 0715...

  • *US banks do bulk of their EU trading business from London. *Unclear what market access Britain could get in event of EU exit. The five largest U.S. banks employ 40,000 people in London, more than in the rest of Europe combined, taking advantage of the EU "passporting" regime that allows them to offer services across the bloc out of their British hubs.

  • *Moody's lifts Ireland to A3 from Baa1. LONDON, May 16- Ireland's long-term government borrowing costs fell below 0.80 percent for the first time in nearly five weeks on Monday after Moody's upgraded the country's credit rating. Ireland's 10- year bond yield fell 4 basis points when markets re-opened to 0.78 percent, the lowest since April 11.

  • *Ryanair CEO says would certainly move investment out of UK. DUBLIN, May 13- Ryanair would withdraw some investment if Britain opts to leave the EU and air fares could fall in the short term due to the "extreme volatility" such a vote would generate, chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday. The Irish low-cost airline, Europe's largest by passenger numbers,...

  • LONDON, May 13- The prospect of Britain quitting the European Union has inflicted little damage so far on demand for space in London's financial hubs, first quarter rental data suggests, despite some warning signs from investment banks. A year after Prime Minister David Cameron's election win fired the starting gun on the European Union membership vote, London...

  • *Ireland has most to lose from any British EU exit. KILMACANOGE, Ireland, May 12- Irish perfumier David Cox is preparing for a sales drive across the sea in Britain, but fears that if the country votes to leave the European Union next month the expansion will be thrown into disarray. Cox, whose Fragrances of Ireland business operates from a bustling warehouse south of...

  • *1st- quarter adjusted profit $3.04/ shr vs est $3.01. The Dublin drugmaker on Tuesday said the planned $40 billion sale of its generics business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will close next month and that it will use $8 billion of the money to pay down company debt. Allergan, known as Actavis Inc until it bought Botox-maker Allergan Inc last year and took on...

  • LISBON, May 6- Productive foreign investment in Portugal more than doubled last year and investor interest remains strong despite a turbulent government change in late 2015, the head of the state agency for promotion of exports and investment said. "The investor interest is there, which is visible during roadshows that I've done, and that's excellent news," he...

  • Treasury Under Secretary Nathan Sheets participates in "U.S.- China Economic Engagement in 2016: A Conversation on China" before the 7th Annual China Business Conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce- 2130 GMT. NEW YORK- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech to the Investment Industry Association of Canada and Securities Industry and...

  • Spain and Ireland are two countries in the euro zone that have gone months without a government, raising concerns for the country's economy.

  • The positive case for Ireland's economy

    Aongus Hegarty, president of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Dell, says Ireland is in a healthy situation as an open, exporting economy.

  • People are confused over Brexit: Alastair Campbell

    Tony Blair’s former political aide, Alastair Campbell, says the debate over Brexit has left a lot of undecided voters confused.

  • EU referendum could be ‘game-changer' for all: CEO

    IBEC CEO, Danny McCoy weighs in on the upcoming EU referendum, while commenting on Ireland’s own political environment.

  • Must ensure Ireland’s recovery stays on track: CEO

    IBEC CEO, Danny McCoy talks about Ireland’s lack of a government, and how the country needs to move to an investment phase.