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Mortgage approvals see annual rise of 4.1% in August

27th September 2019

Mortgage approvals see annual rise of 4.1% in August New figures show that the number of mortgages approved rose by 4.1% in August on an annual basis, while they fell by 15.1% compared to July. The Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, which is urging an extension of the Help to Buy scheme in next month’s […]

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Govt should consider supplementary Budget to respond to Brexit – ESRI

27th September 2019

Govt should consider supplementary Budget to respond to Brexit – ESRI The Economic and Social Research Institute has said the Government should consider a supplementary Budget in the New Year to respond to Brexit. Next month’s Budget will be drawn up on a “disorderly Brexit” scenario. In its latest Quarterly Economic Commentary, the think-tank warns […]

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UK factory output expectations plunge to 10-year low

26th September 2019

UK factory output expectations plunge to 10-year low British factories’ own expectations for output fell in September to their lowest in more than 10 years, according to a survey that showed Brexit and a global slowdown weighing on manufacturing. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) monthly manufacturing order book balance fell to -28 in September […]

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Small firms need UK-style tax breaks to ‘fight back’, compete post-Brexit – Dublin Chamber

26th September 2019

Small firms need UK-style tax breaks to ‘fight back’, compete post-Brexit – Dublin Chamber BUDGET 2020 must help small, indigenous companies to compete with a “more attractive” UK, chambers of commerce leaders told an Oireachtas committee yesterday. Dublin Chamber chief executive Mary Rose Burke, whose organisation represents more than 1,300 businesses, said capital gains tax […]

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Pound tumbles 1% as investors fear ‘never-ending limbo’ in UK politics

26th September 2019

Pound tumbles 1% as investors fear ‘never-ending limbo’ in UK politics The pound fell 1% today against the dollar, ceding gains made the previous day after the Supreme Court’s ruling against Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Investors are pricing in many more months of Brexit and general election risk. Boris Johnson was dealt a blow by […]

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Von Der Heyden Group’s 30 year celebrations

25th September 2019

Pat Sutton was delighted to be part of our pan european client Von Der Heyden Group’s 30 year celebrations in Munich, Germany September 2019. O’Kelly Sutton represent Irish Investors in this amazing company which has over 450 employees across four pillars of business including property development, real estate investments, IBB hotel chain and alternative investments.…

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Estate Planning – Presenttion

25th September 2019

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Oil prices fall due to weak economic data, Saudi output recovery

25th September 2019

Oil prices fall due to weak economic data, Saudi output recovery Oil prices fell today after weak manufacturing data from Europe and Japan focused market attention on a gloomy outlook for demand. The drops also came as Saudi Arabia said it could restore oil output faster than anticipated following attacks last week. Brent crude futures […]

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Dublin city councillors vote to cut property tax by 15%

25th September 2019

Dublin city councillors vote to cut property tax by 15% Dublin city councillors have again voted to reduce the annual local property tax by 15% – the maximum amount allowable. The elected councillors refused to accept the advice of management who pointed out this will mean €12m less for public services at a time when […]

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Sterling rallies, stocks slip on Supreme Court ruling

25th September 2019

Sterling rallies, stocks slip on Supreme Court ruling Sterling extended gains on Tuesday while euro zone stocks tumbled after Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that British prime minister Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully when he advised Queen Elizabeth to suspend Parliament this month. The British currency gained as much as 0.4 per cent against the euro […]

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