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Economy - Today’s News

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Economy - Friday 17 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what Dublin’s newest Wetherspoons looks like Booze

Here’s what Dublin’s newest Wetherspoons looks like

The Old Borough in Swords will open its doors next week.

From TheJournal.ie 9 things we learned from Bertie at the banking inquiry The Life Of Bert

9 things we learned from Bertie at the banking inquiry

The former taoiseach spent several hours before the inquiry today. Here’s what we found out…

Economy - Thursday 16 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greece latest: Banks to reopen on Monday, but with a €60 withdrawal limit Three Weeks Later

Greece latest: Banks to reopen on Monday, but with a €60 withdrawal limit

The EU has expressed its satisfaction with Greece as its parliament passes a sweeping austerity bill in advance of the country’s third bailout.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie: If hindsight was foresight, I’d be a billionaire The Bert

Bertie: If hindsight was foresight, I’d be a billionaire

The former taoiseach is giving evidence to the inquiry this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland Mo Money Mo Problems

The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland

Irish government officials went to Libya to talk about a potential deal – but Libya didn’t feel ‘comfortable’ with Ireland’s handling of the financial crisis.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Alexis, let me give you a piece of advice… ‘: Enda reveals what he told the Greek prime minister Quiet Word

‘Alexis, let me give you a piece of advice… ‘: Enda reveals what he told the Greek prime minister

The Taoiseach has been defending the government’s stance on Greece.

Economy - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Greek parliament passes sweeping austerity bill in advance of third bailout

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a rebellion in Syriza, amid violent protests on the streets of Athens.

From TheJournal.ie Europe gives green light to IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus, but there was something unexpected Ready For Takeoff

Europe gives green light to IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus, but there was something unexpected

Slots at Gatwick must be given up for the deal to go through..

Economy - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn’t believe in … but will implement Bailout

Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn’t believe in … but will implement

He added that he plans to carry out his responsibilities in office for the next four years.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan thinks the Greek referendum was an absolute disaster Bad Move

Michael Noonan thinks the Greek referendum was an absolute disaster

The finance minister was speaking ahead of more talks in Brussels today.

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.

Economy - Monday 13 July, 2015

Tsipras has two days to convince his parliament about third bailout

A deal has been agreed – but it still needs to clear the Greek parliament.

There are 3 big obstacles Greece needs to clear before getting more bailout cash

Politics could still stymie the country’s third rescue package.

From TheJournal.ie Yanis Varoufakis has a swipe at Ireland in his latest interview Parting Shot

Yanis Varoufakis has a swipe at Ireland in his latest interview

While not mentioning us by name, the former Greek finance minister hits out at the stance of other indebted countries in the bailout talks.

From TheJournal.ie ‘This deal is misery, humiliation and slavery for Greece’ Greek Tragedy

‘This deal is misery, humiliation and slavery for Greece’

But some ordinary Greeks support a new bailout as the only option for their country.

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From TheJournal.ie Enda glad there’s a deal after a ‘bruising’ all-night session Wrecked

Enda glad there’s a deal after a ‘bruising’ all-night session

Eurozone leaders reached a deal on Greece after some 17 hours of talks.

Economy - Sunday 12 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Merkel turns the screw as Greece faces intense pressure to accept tough reforms and austerity measures Do As We Say

Merkel turns the screw as Greece faces intense pressure to accept tough reforms and austerity measures

Tonight’s talks have been described as a “mental waterboarding” of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The Lansdowne Road deal: Who’s getting what and who’s not happy about it

It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.

From TheJournal.ie There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry Opinion

There are ambitious new plans for Ireland’s most important indigenous industry

New targets for the Agri-Food sector could have a signifiant impact on Ireland’s economy.

Economy - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Ryanair wanted to offer free flights around Greece, but was turned down

The airline has launched a campaign to encourage tourism and travel in the embattled country.

Economy - Friday 10 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make ‘major’ decision tomorrow Feta-compli?

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make ‘major’ decision tomorrow

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

Irish businesses want EU to loosen its grip so Ireland can stop playing catch up

Business group Ibec says Ireland needs to seek more flexibility from Europe to keep the country on the right road to recovery.

Economy - Thursday 9 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nama’s ‘whiffy’ Northern Ireland deal is to be investigated by the UK’s National Crime Agency Investigation

Nama’s ‘whiffy’ Northern Ireland deal is to be investigated by the UK’s National Crime Agency

Earlier, the Public Accounts Committee heard that a businessman who advised Nama on the sale was due to receive about £5 million from one of the failed bidders for its Northern Ireland property portfolio.

From TheJournal.ie Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee? Sitting Around

Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?

Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was “very painful” Banking Inquiry

Financier compares himself to Ronaldo, says emigrating was “very painful”

Derek Quinlan moved to Switzerland after the crash.

From TheJournal.ie What happens to currencies when they die? Opinion

What happens to currencies when they die?

We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?

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From TheJournal.ie Nama wants to set the story straight on the Mick Wallace allegations Assets Sale

Nama wants to set the story straight on the Mick Wallace allegations

It says there have been “serious errors” in how the situation is being reported.

Economy - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout Late Late Show

Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout

Alexis Tsipras has vowed to present “credible” reform plans before a deadline of tomorrow night.

The New York Stock Exchange has stopped trading, and no-one is certain why…

The Stock Exchange has been quick to rule out any kind of cyber breach.

From TheJournal.ie Britain is limiting child tax credits to just two children per family No Benefit

Britain is limiting child tax credits to just two children per family

The country is aiming to save £37 billion in the next five years.

China could be slipping into a crisis ‘far bigger than anything in Greece’

More than half of companies have suspended trading on the stock market.

Economy - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Hold onto your hats: there’s to be ANOTHER European summit this coming Sunday to discuss Greece Tick Tock

Hold onto your hats: there’s to be ANOTHER European summit this coming Sunday to discuss Greece

But according to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, Greece has until 8.30am on Friday at the latest to submit its final proposals.

From TheJournal.ie House prices are starting to take off outside Dublin Up And Away

House prices are starting to take off outside Dublin

Other major cities have been leading the rises in the property market.

Economy - Monday 6 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greece has met its new finance minister as the ECB hits the country where it hurts Shave And A Haircut

Greece has met its new finance minister as the ECB hits the country where it hurts

The European Central Bank raised the haircuts on its Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greece this evening.

From TheJournal.ie The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up Officially Done

The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up

The High Court officially ordered that OCS Operations Ltd be wound up today with no opposition to the application.

From TheJournal.ie The Greek people have said no – so what’s next? Opinion

The Greek people have said no – so what’s next?

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

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From TheJournal.ie What does Greece’s No vote mean for Ireland? Explainer

What does Greece’s No vote mean for Ireland?

The next 48 hours will be crucial.

From TheJournal.ie Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living? All About The Money

Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?

The threshold has just gone up.