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‘Banks dropped SMEs for safer bets’ – CapitalFlow

A new survey claims that most Irish broadband users are “not satisfied” with their broadband.

New ‘Irish FBI for white-collar crime’ to have broad search powers

The State’s proposed new white-collar crime agency, the Corporate Enforcement Authority, will have beefed-up powers of search and entry, allowing it to access an investigated company’s digital records “wherever they are held”.

State loses €21.4bn each year through ‘tax expenditures’

The State loses approximately €21.4 billion in revenue each year in what are known as “tax expenditures”.

Services growth at its weakest since 2013

A leading indicator for the economy recorded its slowest pace of growth since May 2013 in a warning sign ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

No-deal Brexit could push us into recession in 18 months

Ireland’s robust economic performance faces an ‘existential threat’ from a no-deal Brexit, the stockbroking firm warned in its latest quarterly ‘health check’ on the Irish economy.

Housing market could be facing a hit in 2019

With mortgage approvals for first-time buyers down in December and new housing output in Dublin falling, the outlook for the housing market in 2019 is uncertain.

Automation poses threat to Irish jobs, new survey finds

Three out of four Irish people think automation and robots will cause unemployment, a new survey claims.

Isif pledges €10m-plus Brexit aid for companies

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) may take equity stakes in Irish businesses to help them overcome Brexit, and is willing to inject more than €10m into individual companies.

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund said it would use its capital to support companies with UK exposure. Isif director Eugene O’Callaghan said the fund would be more likely to make the €10m-plus investments directly, with smaller investments probably coming via other funds …

Isif pledges €10m-plus Brexit aid for companies

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) may take equity stakes in Irish businesses to help them overcome Brexit, and is willing to inject more than €10m into individual companies.

Don’t blow opportunity of a lifetime with buyer through lack of preparation

Q: I am meeting a buyer of one of the Irish non-food retailers. It could be a huge breakthrough in scaling-up my product, can you give me any advice? A: It is great to get this opportunity, but you need to be aware that very often these meetings can be a once in a lifetime occurrence.

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