China raises import duties on American products as ‘trade war’ intensifies

China raises import duties on American products as ‘trade war’ intensifies China ‘doesn’t want a trade war’ but has to ‘fight back strongly’, said a Commerce Ministry statement. President Donald Trump has announced that the US...

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Asian shares falter as US readies China tariffs Photo: Depositphotos Asian shares wobbled on Friday as investors braced for US tariffs against China, while the euro flirted with two-week lows after a cautious European Central Bank...

Four credit unions join forces to ‘cultivate’ a special loan package for local farmers

Four credit unions join forces to 'cultivate' a special loan package for local farmers Ear to the Ground presenter Darragh McCullough will launch the ‘Cultivate’ scheme at the Corrin Marts Complex next Tuesday Four Cork credit...

Draghi bets eurozone can ride out storm as QE to end

Draghi bets eurozone can ride out storm as QE to end ECB President Mario Draghi. Photo: REUTERS European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi said the eurozone economy is strong enough to overcome increased risk, justifying...

Talk to Joe (Duffy) as motor giant creates 40 new jobs

Talk to Joe (Duffy) as motor giant creates 40 new jobs Gavin Hydes It's always a bit special when you hear of a company taking on extra staff. The expanding Joe Duffy Group has been more active...

A loose wire shaped like a noose just says so much

A loose wire shaped like a noose just says so much The interchangeable men in the smart navy suits talk a great game, says Brendan O'Connor. But Irish people see beyond it SOLUTIONS, NOT SOUNDBITES: Taoiseach...

Bullish Leo throws down the gauntlet to pretenders

Bullish Leo throws down the gauntlet to pretenders With an end in sight to the housing crisis, Varadkar is getting increasingly confident Bring it on: Does Taoiseach Leo Varadkar have ballot-box gold? Photo: Mark Condren The takeaway...

Cork-based Wisetek opens new US facility

Cork-based Wisetek opens new US facility Sean Sheehan, CEO Wisetek Cork-based Wisetek Solutions has opened a new operations centre in Sacramento, California. The US location will hire up to 20 people at the facility. The company, which provides...

US tariffs on Chinese imports escalate trade dispute

US tariffs on Chinese imports escalate trade dispute China’s government responded quickly by announcing it will immediately impose penalties of ‘equal strength’ on US products. China has said that it will retaliate (Andy Wong/AP) The Trump administration...

ECB interest rates to remain at present levels at least ‘through the summer of...

ECB interest rates to remain at present levels at least 'through the summer of 2019' ECB President Mario Draghi The European Central Bank said it will end its unprecedented bond purchase scheme by the close of...

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