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Dave Elkington: “My goal is to build a great business and create huge value for our customers. At the end of the day an IPO is just a funding event.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The cold-call is dead and few will mourn its passing. With the rise in sophisticated customer relationship management (CRM) technology, it is now almo(...)

The Bank of England is watching closely how quickly prices pick up as it tries to gauge the likely impact on spending by consumers

British inflation rose more strongly than expected in December to hit its highest level since mid-2014. The rise is accounted for by the fall in the v(...)

The bright lights of Chicago, where shopping is the visitors’ favourite sport. Photograph: Getty Images

You say Chicago and I think Cubs (baseball), Bears (football) and Bulls (ice hockey). Add a legendary Irish rugby victory over the All Blacks (40-29, (...)

Snapchat has more than 100 million active users, about 60 percent of whom are aged 13 to 24, making it an attractive way for advertisers to reach millennials. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

Messaging app Snapchat has filed confidentially with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO), sources fam(...)

Investors worry that Snapchat’s advertising sales are the company’s only significant revenue source. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US photo-sharing app Snapchat has chosen Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group as lead underwriters for an initial public offering that could come as(...)

Trading error had no impact on Ryanair shares, which ended the day in Dublin up 0.16 per cent at €12.70. Photograph:  Thierry Roge/Reuters

A €600 million trade in Ryanair shares was cancelled on Thursday when it emerged that the broker had been trying to buy Bank of Ireland stock. A tota(...)

Laya Healthcare City Spectacular in 2014: street performers Cormac Mohally and Cian Kinsella with Bridie Clyne  on Dublin’s Moore Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Global fund manager Fidelity International plans to expand its workforce in Dublin to over 600 people as it beefs up its operation here, reports the S(...)

Dublin may be primed to secure additional business once the UK exits the EU, according to PwC. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As the race to capture any financial services fall-out from London post-Brexit heats up, Dublin has emerged as the second most attractive financial ce(...)

Sterling bears predict the pound could fall a further 10 per cent against the dollar. If this were to happen, Deutsche Bank projects UK inflation could break through its 25-year high of 5.2 per cent in the next three years.

Will the Bank of England cut interest rates by a quarter of a per cent this week, half a per cent, or stay the same? It doesn’t really matter. The key(...)

Last week, Standard Life marked down the value of the buildings its funds own by 5 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

Standard Life has been forced to stop retail investors selling out of one of the UK’s largest property funds after rapid cash outflows were sparked by(...)

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