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  • PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 24- European budget airlines bore the brunt of Monday's plunge in global stock markets as the arrival of the coronavirus in Italy pointed to a longer, deeper crisis than many have banked on. EasyJet dropped 16.4% and Ryanair 13.5% as airlines were forced to reassess the fallout from the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus across Asia and beyond,...

  • Francesca McDonagh, Bank of Ireland's group chief executive officer, discusses the lender's earnings.

  • An employee passes the Google logo.

    Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed late on Wednesday.

  • Family walking on pier at sunny day

    This Scandinavian nation outperforms on a range of measures pertaining to children's well-being, according to medical journal The Lancet.

  • *Facebook CEO due to speak at Munich Security Conference. MUNICH, Feb 14- Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accepts that global tax reforms mean it may have to pay more taxes in different countries, excerpts of a speech he is due to deliver in Germany on Saturday show. We also want tax reform and Im glad the OECD is looking at this, "Zuckerberg is expected to tell...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Profits at British utility Centrica slumped 35% last year, hit by a government price cap on some energy bills and the impact of lower natural gas prices on its production business, sending its shares down as much as 17% on Thursday. The company, whose British Gas unit is Britains largest energy supplier, said adjusted operating profit fell to 901...

  • Traders work at the offices of CMC Markets in the City of London on December 10, 2018 as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in the House of Commons announcing the government's intention to delay the 'meaningful' vote on the Brexit withdrawl agreement.

    European shares closed lower on Thursday as the spread of the coronavirus remained the primary focus for investors.

  • DUBLIN, Feb 12- Facebook has postponed the rollout of its new dating services in the European Union scheduled for Thursday after Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, the company's main regulator in the bloc, raised concerns about the launch. Ireland's DPC, the main regulator in the European Union for a number of the world's biggest technology firms...

  • Feb 10- A top U.S. central banker on Monday called for using new tools to push up stubbornly low inflation as an aging population slows economic growth worldwide and globalization and other trends keep a lid on prices. "We need to embrace the mindset that inflation a bit above target is far better than inflation a bit below target in todays economic environment," San...

  • "We need to embrace the mindset that inflation a bit above target is far better than inflation a bit below target in todays economic environment," San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly said on Monday in remarks prepared for delivery in Dublin, Ireland.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- A mounting coronavirus death toll pushed euro zone bond yields lower on Monday, while Ireland's borrowing costs showed little reaction to election results that point to a shift in its centre-right dominated politics. In Ireland, Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army which has recast itself as the main left-wing party,...

  • 'Tough day' for Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael as Irish election results confirmed

    Neale Richmond, a newly-elected lawmaker in Ireland's Fine Gael party, discusses the outcome of the country's election.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- Euro zone bond yields edged down on Monday with Italian and Irish bonds in focus after rating agency Fitch maintained its negative outlook on Italy's debt and Ireland's election result pointed to a shift in its centre-right-dominated politics. Fitch affirmed the negative outlook on Italy's investment-grade BBB credit rating on Friday.

  • *Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh. LONDON, Feb 10- Global shares fell on Monday as the death toll from a coronavirus outbreak exceeded the SARS epidemic of two decades ago, though Chinese shares rose as authorities lifted some work and travel curbs, helping businesses to resume operations. The greenback gained as a strong U.S. employment...

  • European markets closed mixed Monday amid ongoing concerns around the coronavirus outbreak in China.

  • Counting begins in the Cork South-Central constituency at Nemo Rangers GAA ifor the Irish general election an exit poll has put the three main political parties tied in first preference votes on February 9, 2020 in Cork, Ireland.

    Sinn Fein support surged 50% to bring it into joint first place on 22% with the two center-right parties that have dominated Irish politics for a century, according to the poll released on Saturday evening.

  • TORONTO, Feb 6- Canada's privacy commissioner asked a federal court to declare that Facebook had broken federal privacy law for the private sector, according to a notice of application filed on Thursday. The application also asked for an order requiring Facebook to "implement effective, specific and easily accessible measures to obtain, and ensure it...

  • *Airline cut capacity by 29% year-on-year in January. OSLO, Feb 6- Norwegian Air's turnaround gathered pace last month as the budget carrier removed unprofitable routes from its network and boosted the income from remaining flights, sending its shares up almost 6% in early trade. Norwegian's shares traded 4.3% higher at 39.66 crowns by 0839 GMT, but are still...

  • *Airline cut capacity by 29% year on year in January. OSLO, Feb 6- Norwegian Air cut its capacity by a bigger-than-expected 29% in January from a year earlier, removing unprofitable routes while boosting its income from remaining flights, its traffic data showed on Wednesday. "I am pleased that we continue to deliver on the strategy of moving from growth to...

  • *Cape Town, Dublin offices may close. FLORENCE, Italy, Feb 5- Tullow Oil plans to cut a third of its staff to save about $20 million, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, after the firm was hit by weak output in Ghana, delays in East Africa and lower-than-hoped-for oil quality in Guyana. Industry sources have also said the Africa- focused firm aimed to sell its...