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

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

US announces tough tariffs on Chinese imports

US announces tough tariffs on Chinese imports China has said that it will retaliate with 50 billion dollars in tariffs in response, rattling financial markets. China has said that it will retaliate (Andy Wong/AP) The Trump administration...

Ford’s new hybrid saloon charging ahead of pack

Ford's new hybrid saloon charging ahead of pack Forget old habits and learn a new way to drive that gets the best out of dual-use HI-TECH: Mondeo HEV Playing footsie when you are sitting behind the wheel...

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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...

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...

We really need to address growing problem of our love of plastics

We really need to address growing problem of our love of plastics Opinion Up to 80 plastic bags extracted from within a whale are seen in Songkhla, Thailand, in this still image from a June 1,...

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...

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...

German sentiment at six-year low

German sentiment at six-year low German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with representatives of the trade organisations in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Reuters The mood among German investors has sunk to its lowest in nearly...

Kim offered assurances in bid to secure peace

Kim offered assurances in bid to secure peace North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un visits The Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore yesterday. Photos: REUTERS/Edgar Su Donald Trump yesterday was preparing to tell Kim Jong-un he would...

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