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Euro zone inflation holds steady before expected spike

2nd March 2021

Euro zone inflation held steady as expected last month, taking a break in what is likely to be a temporary but sharp spike in consumer prices in the coming months, data showed today.  Prices in the euro zone rose by 0.2% on the month in January and 0.9% compared to a year earlier, in line […]

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Euro zone inflation holds steady before expected spike

2nd March 2021

Euro zone inflation held steady as expected last month, taking a break in what is likely to be a temporary but sharp spike in consumer prices in the coming months, data showed today.  Prices in the euro zone rose by 0.2% on the month in January and 0.9% compared to a year earlier, in line […]

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Dublin benefits most from Brexit financial services relocations – EY

2nd March 2021

Dublin remains the most popular destination for UK financial services firms looking to relocate staff or operations as a result of Brexit, according to EY. The accounting and consulting firm has been compiling a tracker of movement of services and staff at 222 financial services firms in the UK since the Brexit referendum in 2016. […]

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Dublin benefits most from Brexit financial services relocations – EY

2nd March 2021

Dublin remains the most popular destination for UK financial services firms looking to relocate staff or operations as a result of Brexit, according to EY. The accounting and consulting firm has been compiling a tracker of movement of services and staff at 222 financial services firms in the UK since the Brexit referendum in 2016. […]

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Bank of Ireland reassures on cash facilities and ATMs

2nd March 2021

Bank of Ireland has said that no location will be left without access to financial services or cash facilities after its decision to close 103 branches in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  The bank said the branches that are closing are predominately self-service locations that do not offer a counter service.  The branches […]

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Bank of Ireland reassures on cash facilities and ATMs

2nd March 2021

Bank of Ireland has said that no location will be left without access to financial services or cash facilities after its decision to close 103 branches in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  The bank said the branches that are closing are predominately self-service locations that do not offer a counter service.  The branches […]

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Ireland’s minimum wage is second-highest in the European Union

1st March 2021

Ireland has the second-highest minimum wage across the EU, at €1,724 per month, according to Eurofound. Luxembourg has the highest, at €2,202, the Dublin-based EU agency said in a new survey. Ireland’s minimum wage was raised to €10.20 an hour from January this year for people aged 20 and over. The rate here is recommended […]

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How ordinary savers can avoid the negative interest bullet

1st March 2021

The notion that ordinary savers could be charged to leave their savings in a bank has alarmed many — yet this is exactly what would happen if customers are hit with negative interest rates. There are growing concerns that personal customers could be hit with negative interest rates later this year. The upcoming withdrawal of […]

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How ordinary savers can avoid the negative interest bullet

1st March 2021

The notion that ordinary savers could be charged to leave their savings in a bank has alarmed many — yet this is exactly what would happen if customers are hit with negative interest rates. There are growing concerns that personal customers could be hit with negative interest rates later this year. The upcoming withdrawal of […]

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Retailers affected by the pandemic negotiate rental discounts of up to 20pc

1st March 2021

Retailers are negotiating rental discounts of up to 20pc in many cases, as they continue to be affected by Covid-19 restrictions. More substantial discounts are being achieved by shops negotiating new lettings in certain locations, according to agents CBRE in its latest bimonthly market report. “This is creating opportunities for those retailers that are in […]

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