There is a “real opportunity” for construction SMEs, which  account for 95 per cent of total construction employment, to help drive the economic recovery. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Budget must get the balance right between generating savings and productivity gains

The Gherkin, one of London’s most recognisable buildings, has been put up for sale with a price tag of about £650m. Photo: PA

Iconic London building put into receivership in April of this year

Greencore said this morning that the group “continues to trade well” and it remain confident in its ability to deliver adjusted EPS growth for the financial year in line with market expectations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Food group revenues rose to £326.4 million (€412.6 million) in the 13 weeks to June 27th

Michael O’Leary: under his stewardship Ryanair has offered an attractive dividend yield. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Investors have turned to dividends which have been rising globally but the risk does need to be spread

Students taking the chartered financial analyst course study a mixture of academic theory, current industry practice and ethical and professional standards

It’s being billed as the new MBA - but is the chartered financial analyst qualification worth the effort?

The Central Bank  has  issued a warning to consumers that Thüngen Financial (Luxembourg) has not been authorised as an investment firm. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Firm is not authorised as an investment firm in Ireland Central Bank says

GameAccount Network’s Simulated Gaming product  enables land-based US casinos to tap into the social casino market, worth an estimated $1bn annually.

Developer of gaming software links up with Pennsylvania casino

Wyckham Point apartments in Dundrum, Dublin, where Hibernia is completing 213 units. The property investment company said this morning that its portfolio is yielding 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Property investment company is seeking to raise additional debt

A bicycle, public transport and the occasional renting of a car could save you cash

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