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Goodbody expects housing completions to fall  20%  year-on-year in 2020

House completions fell by a third in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, but new data suggests output has rebounded since lockdo(...)

Goodbody managing director Roy Barrett

Goodbody Stockbrokers’ planned €155 million takeover by Bank of China has fallen through, with the Beijing-based bank citing uncertainty caused by Cov(...)

AIB: bonds were sold through a holding company set up at the top of the bank’s corporate tree in late 2017.

AIB raised €625 million to boost its capital reserves on Tuesday through the sale of the riskiest form of bank debt. The bank received a total of €5(...)

The sudden drop in markets as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded prompted some people to move their money from cash deposits to investment options that might, just might, yield better returns. Photograph:  EPA/ Kimimasa Mayama

Every time the stock market goes into meltdown, people start to wonder if, rather than demonstrating the hair-raising volatility of share trading, it (...)

Deserted streets in Dublin’s Temple Bar: insurance companies say they could face a bill of between €10 billion and €20 billion if they have to compensate businesses with notifiable disease cover for loss of earnings during the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

Insurance companies say they could face a bill of between €10 billion and €20 billion if they have to compensate businesses with notifiable disease co(...)

A medical professional adjusting his personal protective equipment  outside the home of a Covid-19-positive patient. Photographer: Bloomberg

Bank of China is donating 200,000 items of protective equipment for healthcare workers battling coronavirus to the Government. The bank, which is buy(...)

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day: ‘We anticipate the underlying drivers of growth across the video games market to remain intact.’

Keywords Studios, the Irish-headquartered but London-listed video gaming company, has said the Covid-19 crisis has had a minimal impact on its financi(...)

Fiat and Chrysler are now enjoying what appears to be a very happy marriage indeed. Photograph: iStock
Preparing for a happy marriage

Many of the world’s leading companies are actually the products of a series of mergers with and acquisitions of other household names over the years. (...)

“Notable deals include Greencoat Renewables acquisitions of Gortahile, Killala and Beam Hill wind farms and Neon SA’s acquisition of eight operational wind assets from the Irish Infrastructure Fund.” Photograph: iStock
The top performers

Brexit, the availability of low-cost capital and a changing investor appetite were all significant influences on the Irish M&A market during 2019,(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald meets people marching in Dublin as part of a strike over industrial disputes about pensions. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Investors in Irish stocks weren’t pleased by Sinn Féin’s strong showing in the general election, with banking and property stocks tumbling following t(...)

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