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A commercial forest seen through the ‘eyes’ of a 3D laser scanning system developed by Treemetrics for a European Space Agency project

Forestry software company Treemetrics intends to double, if not treble, its workforce over the coming 12 to 18 months as it embarks on a plan to drive(...)

Ivanka Trump, pictured with departing World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim,  will help manage the Trump administration’s selection of a US candidate for the position of World Bank president, a White House official said. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/ Reuters

Ivanka Trump will help manage the Trump administration’s selection of a US candidate for the position of World Bank Group president, a White House off(...)

The Republic was previously ranked first in the world to do business back in 2013 but its performance has declined in the years since

The Republic remains one of the best countries in the world in which to do business but has recorded a decline over the last year, according to the la(...)

Ireland performs strongly on both tax contribution rate and compliance metrics, according to the Paying Taxes 2018 report

Ireland’s tax regime is the most “business friendly” among European Union nations, according to a new report by accountancy giant PwC and the World Ba(...)

“This is the moment to invest in the continent,” South African president Jacob Zuma told business leaders, academics and politicians. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Private sector participation is the key to Africa’s future economic development, but the continent must address a range of investment risks to attract(...)

Nordea Asset Management said thermal coal mining is ‘the most environmentally compromising fossil-fuel resource’. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Nordea Asset Management plans to blacklist up to 40 coal-mining companies from its investment universe. It joins a growing list of large investors tha(...)

The PwC study found that a typical Irish company spends two weeks dealing with its tax affairs and makes a tax payment almost every six weeks, compared with a global average of more than seven weeks dealing with tax affairs and a payment every two weeks.

Ireland is the most efficient country in the EU for paying business taxes and the sixth most efficient in the world, according to a report by Price(...)

Wind turbines: ESB International has been making presentations on the subject of renewables in Asia. photograph: fabrizio bensch/ reuters

One major presence at the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum was the ESB’s international consulting arm, which made a presentation on the subject of (...)

Wilbur Ross: banks are proxies for an economy

Billionaire Wilbur Ross and Bank of Ireland was the subject of an address by Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate(...)

The European Commission has “not yet formed a view” that Ireland is giving special tax treatment to certain companies operating here, the European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia has told Fianna Fáil.

The European Commission has “not yet formed a view” that Ireland is giving special tax treatment to certain c(...)

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