Michael Noonan with German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: Mr Noonan said the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland would offer, low-interest, longer-term and flexible financing for small business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister says while banks provide working capital, they want loans repaid in three or five years

Michael Noonan with German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: Mr Noonan said the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland would offer, low-interest, longer-term and flexible financing for small business. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister says while banks provide working capital, they typically want loans repaid in three or five years

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble and his counterpart Michael Noonan signed off on today’s deal. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish and German governments sign off on deal giving €800 million to strategic bank

One of Punch’s biggest sellers is colour catcher, designed to prevent dye running in clothes washes.

Manufacturer shortly to become part of German giant Henkel

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Early losses reversed after report shows US economic growth beating forecasts

Durkan Holdings executive chairman Daniel Durkan: “Operating margins remain at around 2 per cent with cash continuing to be managed closely.”

Fall blamed on loss-making contracts now completed

CityJet is to increase its flights from Dublin to London City Airport by 25 per cent.

New owners want to re-establish business as an independent operator

Ireland’s postal zones and street linguistics give some places seven addresses. A new method changes this

Peter Collins, managing director of  Kennedy Wilson’s European business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Real estate fund is one of the more active purchasers of property in the Republic

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