Friday, January 18, 2019
Factory growth picks up after slow start to year The Bank of England is weighing up a decision on whether to raise interest rates. Firms’ investment intentions have fallen back (PA) Manufacturing growth has picked up to its strongest rate for a...
Trump better have an appetite for humble pie The Observer from 50 years ago How does the old saying go again: the more things change, the more they stay the same? I couldn't help but be reminded of that pearl of wisdom...

News World News

US wants a fair trade deal, Trump tells EU leaders Donald Trump met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP) US President Donald Trump has told European leaders that the...

Life Motoring

The boom is back: We're now shelling out at least €30,000 on our new cars Photo posed We are now spending an average of €30,000+ on a new vehicle, a special report reveals. However, it doesn't mean prices have suddenly soared. The study...

Opinion

European models of home ownership: so how do they do it in Italy? Even the Italian obsession with bricks and mortar has fallen foul of the market, writes Paddy Agnew Italian house prices climbing When we arrived in Italy more than 30...

Business Irish

Richard Curran: Get a whistleblower to chair the new banking culture board Former Barings rogue trader Nick Leeson, whose actions brought down the bank. Photo: David Conachy The culture police are coming to a bank near you. Well, not quite the...
Mary Kenny: The prediction game Forecasting no longer involves gazing into a crystal ball Mary Kenny, writer and author. Photo: Tony Gavin Now here's an interesting career choice for any young graduate searching for something unusual: 'superforecaster'. Superforecasters are people employed by big...
US warnings as workers struggle despite buoyant jobs market Click here to view full-size graphic By almost every measure, the US economy is booming. But a look behind the headlines of roaring job growth and consumer spending reveals how the boom...
Ewan MacKenna: Croke Park has gone from the jewel in the crown to the pain in the a**e 'Thus the start of the Super 8s was brutal for brand image. Naked and afraid' There's a wonderful photo from way back, comprising...
Satellite images show North Korea dismantling facilities at missile test site - report Think tank says N.Korea dismantling facilities at missile site Measures indicate 'a significant confidence-building measure' N.Korea pledged to dismantle testing site but questions remain S.Korea says reducing...

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