Optimism for the next 12 months seems high, with firms reporting the strongest output expectations on record. File photograph: Getty

The Irish manufacturing sector surged in April at a record pace as production rose and output expectations reached a new peak. “Firms widely expect v(...)

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Euro zone factory activity growth surged to a record high in April, boosted by burgeoning demand and driving a rise in hiring, although supply constra(...)

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European stocks slipped on Wednesday, as concerns about new lockdown measures overshadowed a surprise return to economic growth for the euro zone in M(...)

Food group Glanbia was down 1.7%  to €10.27 by the end of the day

Global equity benchmarks slipped from record highs and oil prices dipped on Friday as weaker economic data in Japan and Europe and concerns that newly(...)

A man looks at an electric quotation board flashing numbers of the world’s stock markets, including the Tokyo Stock Exchange

The S&P 500 and the Dow were set to open at a record high in the first trading session of the year on Monday, building on a rally that has been po(...)

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Euro zone economic performance far exceeded expectations this month – although it still contracted slightly – as a second wave of coronavirus infectio(...)

Shoppers on Henry Street in Dublin in early October, before Level-5 restrictions were introduced and non-essential retail outlets closed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The services sector showed some signs of stabilisation in October, but underlying conditions remained weak, and outlook for businesses was the weakest(...)

New export orders fell for a second straight month in October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Manufacturing companies reported a slow down in new orders in October as new Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland and abroad began to bite. The latest AI(...)

The construction industry fears activity will be hit again if the Government  introduces tighter pandemic controls in the coming months.

Construction activity showed signs it was approaching stabilisation in the Republic in September, having spent the summer recovering from the Covid-19(...)

September saw a ‘loss of momentum’ in Irish manufacturing. Photograph: iStock

A rebound in Irish manufacturing activity over the summer “came to a halt” in September, as output, new orders and employment all declined, the latest(...)

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