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Baker McKenzie expects to expand in North

The global law firm Baker McKenzie expects to grow its Northern Irish global services centre in the next financial year, according to latest financial(...)

National and international newspapers in the UK, featuring front page reaction to the historic loss in the Brexit deal vote. Photograph: Bloomberg

It was billed as an historic vote – one that would plot the path for the United Kingdom to throw off the shackles of the European Union and go boldly (...)

Chinese FDI into the State experienced a record year in 2016 with investment totalling almost $3 billion

Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) into the State rebounded last year, jumping 218 per cent to $100 million (€87.2 million), according to a study(...)

No-deal Brexit would cause firms to postpone  strategic decisions amidst the uncertainty, said the report. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

The value of Irish corporate transactions will fall 40 per cent next year if the UK fails to reach a Brexit deal with the EU, according to a new forec(...)

Trade between China and Ireland is currently at record levels. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

In Dublin’s gossipy stockbroking community, it was a wonder that the talks were kept under wraps for so long. It emerged in early February that Goodb(...)

“Public equity markets are a key consideration which influence valuation and provide confidence for companies to sell. High stock market valuations also create pressure for listed companies to make acquisitions,” says Nicholas O’Gorman of Davy Corporate Finance. Photograph: iStock
A buoyant year for M&A deals

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States created a period of much uncertainty for businesses in the second h(...)

M&As are expected to hit a record $3.2 trillion in 2018. Photograph: iStock

While 2016 saw mergers and acquisitions (M&As) take a dip in the second half of the year due to several geo-political factors, 2017 saw an improve(...)

Corporation tax: Microsoft and other US tech firms told Michael Noonan that “keeping the current standard will make Ireland a more attractive location for a regional headquarters”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ireland is one of 40 countries that have not signed up to a tax reform that would change where multinational companies pay corporation tax on their pr(...)

Hard Brexit: trade barriers could cost the UK car industry   £7.9 billion. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

A hard Brexit could cost the UK £17 billion, or €19 billion, in lost export revenue, a new report has warned. The research, by the law firm Baker McK(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: has been advised EU corporate tax reforms would “put Ireland at a disadvantage” in attracting future foreign direct investment. Photoghraph: Julien Warnand

Ireland will find it difficult to block proposed EU corporate tax reforms due to Brexit, a UCD academic has warned. The warning is echoed by global l(...)

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