PKF News & Events

Household debt shrinks to 2003 levels but economic risk remains

March 21st, 2019
Household debt shrinks to 2003 levels but economic risk remains Even though household and company debt remain high by international standards, they have fallen sharply and may now be in line with the underlying fundamentals of the economy, according to the Department of Finance. Yesterday's re ...
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Deutsche and Commerzbank consider merger cuts as talks enter endgame

March 21st, 2019
Deutsche and Commerzbank consider merger cuts as talks enter endgame Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are now getting down to the finer details of just how a takeover could actually work. With talks expected to last at least four weeks, there's a mountain of thorny detail to work through. Cost ...
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‘American selfishness on trade’ criticised by EU

March 21st, 2019
'American selfishness on trade' criticised by EU EUROPEAN Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said on Tuesday that Washington's "selfish" approach to trade was not sustainable, but it was too early to say that EU-US trade talks were doomed to fail. The Trump administration has imposed sti ...
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UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit nerves

March 20th, 2019
UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit UK employers increased their hiring at the fastest pace in more than three years in the three months to January as the country's labour market defied the broader weakness in the overall economy as Brexit approached. The number of people in ...
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Banks fight thousands of disputed tracker cases

March 20th, 2019
Banks fight thousands of disputed tracker cases Thousands of tracker cases continue to be disputed by banks, despite the scandal dragging on for a decade now. An additional 8,700 cases in three different banks are being disputed by the lenders. If the banks eventually have to concede on the ...
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Taoiseach hosts talks with Tusk as Brexit deal deadline looms

March 20th, 2019
Taoiseach hosts talks with Tusk as Brexit deal deadline looms Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Dublin with just ten days left before Brexit, but with no deal in sight. Mr Tusk and Mr Varadkar shook hands on the steps of Government Buildings, but decli ...
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Ireland outpaces EU average again with 6.7pc GDP rise

March 18th, 2019
ECONOMIC growth came in at 6.7pc in 2018, and although it slowed in the second half of last year, Ireland has experienced the most rapid growth of any eurozone country since 2014. (more…) ...
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Mortgage arrears dip as court repossessions fall to nine-year low

March 18th, 2019
MORTGAGE arrears figures from the Central Bank show another fall in the overall numbers behind on their payments. (more…) ...
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Sterling on course for biggest weekly gain in 7 weeks

March 18th, 2019
Sterling was seeing its best week since January, as investors waited for next week's parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to exit the European Union. (more…) ...
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No tariffs on EU goods coming into NI in no-deal Brexit

March 14th, 2019
The UK will not introduce any new checks or controls on goods moving across the land border into Northern Ireland if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, it has been announced. (more…) ...
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