Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Number of students who got over 400 points on the rise Stock image The number of Leaving Certificate candidates scoring high points for college entry has jumped since the changes to the exam grading system and CAO points scale. Figures from the...
Turkey urges US to 'stay loyal to Nato alliance' as currency crisis deepens A woman walks past by a board showing exchange rates in a currency exchange office in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters Turkey's foreign minister has called on the US to...
Most manufacturers positive despite clouds from trade disputes Data compiled by Bloomberg shows that manufacturers in most countries are positive about the outlook. Stock image Manufacturers are on the front edge of the world economy. What they are witnessing and the decisions...
Loan scheme launched for Scottish farmers affected by adverse weather Loans to help farmers hit by months of adverse weather are being offered by the Scottish Government. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) was launched on Monday by Rural Economy...
Barbecue and beer sales up due to World Cup and sun (Stock image) The World Cup and sustained sunshine have combined to send more people to the shops and pubs. Spending last month rose at the fastest rate since 2016. The latest Visa...
Turkey's central bank bids to boost lira as markets meltdown spirals Women exchange currency at an office in Istanbul Turkish policymakers made their first move to bolster the financial system and investor confidence amid a plunge in the lira. The currency,...
China stocks end lower after data shows economy cooling (stock picture) China stocks ended lower on Tuesday after data showed further signs of cooling in the country's economy and as trade war worries lingered. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.5pc to 3,372.91...
'Alive and kicking' - German economy shifts into higher gear Stock photo The German economy picked up more steam than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting that Europe's biggest economy...
Economy in good health - with risks, agency says Stock image THE Irish economy is less vulnerable to an economic slowdown than a decade ago, but concerns remain that it is at risk of overheating, according to a leading global credit...
Maduro: Fuel prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers Filling up a tank of fuel in socialist Venezuela today costs less than one US cent. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Miraflores Presidential Palace/AP) Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has said fuel will soon...

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