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  • TOKYO/ LONDON, April 16- Japan's Suntory Holdings, faced with a whisky crunch, is selling a rare mix sourced from around the world as premium whisky, aiming to elevate the status of young blends among discerning drinkers who often swear by aged single malts. Whisky makers globally, and in Japan in particular, have been forced to suspend some aged bottles in recent...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cast aside pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc's unorthodox bid to shield patents from a federal administrative court's review by transferring them to a Native American tribe. Allergan, which has its headquarters in Dublin, in September 2017 transferred the patents to New York's Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe,...

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  • Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe at the World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, on January 26, 2018.

    Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe sees continued interest from major U.S. tech companies in the European single market, despite concerns over fines and taxes from the European Commission, he told CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche at the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.

  • Traffic crosses the border into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic alongside a Brexit Border poster on the Dublin road Co Armagh border, between Newry in Northern Ireland and Dundalk in the Irish Republic, on December 1, 2017.

    President Donald Trump's comments about the transatlantic relationship between the EU and U.S. are 'a concern' for Ireland, whose small and open economy is already being impacted by global trade tensions and Brexit, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.

  • Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe during a press conference at the Department of Finance in Dublin where he made a statement on how the long-running affair into the tracker mortgage overcharging scandal will be handled in the coming months.

    The U.K.'s recently-granted Brexit extension is seen as a positive development in Ireland, but the government is encouraging Irish companies to make all necessary preparations to cope with a potential disorderly Brexit, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- A future euro zone budget will soon have to take on the task of cushioning economic shocks despite current resistance from countries in northern Europe, a top European Union official said on Saturday. "This is the first step, a foot in the door," Moscovici told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World...

  • LONDON, April 11- Farmers can now for the first time insure their produce against price volatility as easily as insuring their homes, with a global platform based on hundreds of niche commodity indexes, underwritten by a Lloyd's of London syndicate. "We talk about insurance as the oil of the wheels of the economy but there are lots of under-served areas and one of...

  • The sale is expected to kick off next month and has already drawn interest from a series of buyout funds including Advent, Lone Star and CVC, the sources said. Lone Star, which owns Nordic building materials supplier Stark, is also working on a similar deal to buy Saint Gobain's Raab Karcher business which specialises in providing building materials to the German...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. *FTSE 250 up 0.7 pct. The FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent, with losses led by several stocks trading ex-dividend, while the FTSE 250 added 0.7 percent.

  • The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.2 percent by 0907 GMT, led by declines in Milan and Madrid, but Paris rose 0.3 percent. Federal Reserve reiterated its patient stance on similar grounds, citing risks from an unresolved trade dispute with China and potentially, Europe. Ireland's ISEQ stock index was flat after the European Union gave British Prime...

  • April 11- European shares slipped on Thursday as investor sentiment was dented by global growth slowdown fears but gains in France thanks to strong earnings helped set a lower limit to the broader decline. Federal Reserve maintained its patient stance on Wednesday citing risks from a cooling global economy and an unresolved trade dispute with China and...

  • SINGAPORE/ NEW DELHI, April 9- In early January, Jet Airways and its main lender, State Bank of India, met with aircraft lessors to assure them there was a plan to rescue the debt-laden carrier so it could pay them, sources familiar with the matter said. The idea was to shore up confidence in one of India's biggest brands, squeezed by low fares and high costs.

  • PARIS/ BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, April 9- European Union leaders will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit but they could demand she accepts a much longer extension as France pushed for conditions to limit Britain's ability to undermine the bloc. A "flextension" until the end of the year or until March 2020, under which Britain could leave much sooner if...

  • *May dashes to Berlin and Paris to plead for delay. PARIS/ BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, April 9- European Union leaders will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit but they could demand she accepts a much longer extension as France pushed for conditions to limit Britain's ability to undermine the bloc. While it was not immediately clear what Merkel and...

  • *Macron's office says Paris wants UK to stay out of EU affairs. PARIS/ BERLIN, April 9- Germany and other European Union powers will accept Prime Minister Theresa May's request for another delay to Brexit but French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to limit Britain's influence as it grapples with its departure. In a sign of just how far the three-year Brexit...

  • Britain's exit from the EU hangs in the balance with Prime Minister Theresa May trying to coax the Labour Party into agreeing a divorce deal with a better chance of being ratified by the British parliament, two days before an emergency summit where she will try to delay the April 12 departure. I've said many times before, we can be more, much more ambitious in our...

  • LONDON, April 8- Greece's 10- year government bond yields hit their lowest level in over 13 years on Monday, as encouraging headlines boosted sentiment and zero percent Bund yields pushed investors towards riskier investments. On Friday, euro zone finance ministers agreed to disburse 970 million euros as a grant to Greece as part of a post-bailout program, euro...

  • LONDON, April 8- Greece's 10- year government bond yields hit their lowest level in over 13 years on Monday, as encouraging headlines boosted sentiment and zero percent Bund yields pushed investors towards riskier investments. On Friday, euro zone finance ministers agreed to disburse 970 million euros as a grant to Greece as part of a post-bailout programme,...

  • PARIS, April 8- Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said on Monday. France has been driving hard for such a tax, but at a meeting of EU finance meetings over the weekend, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark blocked a draft EU-wide GAFA tax...