Australian exploration company Tamboran Resources said it plans drill a borehole in Co Fermanagh next month to test for natural gas

Australian exploration company says plan to collect rock samples will not involve fracking

Bank of Ireland at College Green, Dublin. Bank of Ireland says it has approved €2.1 billion worth of loans to SMEs in the first half of this year. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Bank says it approved over 85 per cent of SME credit applications in year to June end

The wind farm at Bruckana on Bord na Mona’s cutaway peatland on the Laois, Kilkenny, Tipperary borders.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Operating profit climbs 114 per cent on the back of revenues of €426.8 million

A Northern Irish bakery is to begin exporting soda farls and stone-ground wheaten breads  to Abu Dhabi following a deal with LuLu Group.

Bread will be on the supermarket shelves in UAE within 24 hours of leaving Portadown

Employees Fernanda Mendes de Araguo and Orna Kennelly splash out with toy guns  at the Squarespace offices at Fitzwilliam Business Centre, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

So popular is Squarespace that it is fast outgrowing its docklands space

Dell has become the largest e-commerce merchant to accept payments via bitcoin. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuter

Cryptocurrency will initially be available only to US consumer and small business shoppers

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Christine Lagarde: “Potential growth is weaker [and] investment remains lacklustre.” Photograph: Reuters

It forecast that global output would grow by 3.6 per cent in 2014 and 3.9 per cent in 2015

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