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UK seeks ‘more realism’ from EU ahead of Brexit talks

The UK has demanded “more realism” from the European Union ahead of crucial post-Brexit trade talks, which get under way in London. However, the mood was soured by reports that the British government was looking to rewrite the Withdrawal Agreement that the two sides have already signed. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator David […]

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Eurozone economy stalls as north-south divide emerges

The euro zone’s recovery ran out of steam midway through the third quarter, with gauges of activity pointing to contractions in Italy and Spain. While manufacturing output rose markedly in August, the larger services sector saw only marginal growth, according to an IHS Markit report. Orders increased at a slower pace, job cuts continued and […]

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Eurozone economy stalls as north-south divide emerges

The euro zone’s recovery ran out of steam midway through the third quarter, with gauges of activity pointing to contractions in Italy and Spain. While manufacturing output rose markedly in August, the larger services sector saw only marginal growth, according to an IHS Markit report. Orders increased at a slower pace, job cuts continued and […]

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Most firms are not ready for Brexit’s extra trade burdens

Most Irish firms still aren’t ready for the extra customs costs and workload of Brexit trade, according to Chartered Accountants Ireland. A quarter of firms surveyed by the professional body say they have been “unavoidably diverted” by the Covid-19 crisis. The findings come ahead of tomorrow’s resumption of talks in London between UK and EU […]

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Most firms are not ready for Brexit’s extra trade burdens

Most Irish firms still aren’t ready for the extra customs costs and workload of Brexit trade, according to Chartered Accountants Ireland. A quarter of firms surveyed by the professional body say they have been “unavoidably diverted” by the Covid-19 crisis. The findings come ahead of tomorrow’s resumption of talks in London between UK and EU […]

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Construction output slumps 42.5% in second quarter – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that construction production slumped by 42.5% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous three month period as Covid-19 restrictions closed down most buildings sites for some months. The CSO said this marked the largest quarterly decrease since the index began. The biggest quarterly decline […]

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Construction output slumps 42.5% in second quarter – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that construction production slumped by 42.5% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous three month period as Covid-19 restrictions closed down most buildings sites for some months. The CSO said this marked the largest quarterly decrease since the index began. The biggest quarterly decline […]

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Germany plans to borrow €80bn to see out Covid crisis

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is working on a budget for next year that would see Berlin take on net new debt of at least €80bn to fund more measures in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, a source familiar with the matter said yesterday. The move underlines Mr Scholz’s determination to move Germany further […]

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Germany plans to borrow €80bn to see out Covid crisis

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is working on a budget for next year that would see Berlin take on net new debt of at least €80bn to fund more measures in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, a source familiar with the matter said yesterday. The move underlines Mr Scholz’s determination to move Germany further […]

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