RTÉ business news podcast 19 January (2018-01-22 00:15:00)

Today in the press (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
Two funds backed by the Malaysian state will buy Battersea Power Station and help finance the struggling redevelopment project in a transaction that values it at around £1.6 billion - a record for a UK property deal.

Euro zone current account surplus widens in November (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
The euro zone's current account surplus widened in November as export growth outpaced the rise in imports, European Central Bank data showed today.

Late timing of Chinese New Year hits Remy Cointreau (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
French spirits group Remy Cointreau said like-for-like sales growth slowed to 3.2% in the third quarter, as the late timing of the Chinese New Year and a high year-ago comparison basis weighed on its cognac sales.

Trump talking to Democrats to avoid government shutdown (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
White House officials have said US President Donald Trump has been talking to Democratic senators as well as politicians from his own party about the urgency of passing a spending bill to avert a government shutdown at midnight.

ISIF makes first investment in solar power (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is backing a €140m renewable energy project that will see 20 solar parks developed across the country

Carpetright warns on profit due to falling confidence (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
Carpetright, seen as a lead indicator on the health of the UK consumer economy, today warned on full-year profits, saying sales in the key post-Christmas period were significantly below expectations.

Limerick's H&MV to create 150 jobs (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
A specialist engineering firm in Limerick is taking on an additional 150 workers, which will double its workforce over the next five years.

Dnata creates 60 jobs at catering facility in Dublin (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
One of the world's largest air services providers, dnata, has announced the setting up of its newest airline catering facility at Dublin Airport, which will create 60 new jobs.

ECB to end QE by December but should do so sooner (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
The European Central Bank will stop printing money by the end of the year, but should do so much sooner, a majority of economists polled by Reuters said.

IBM returns to growth after six years (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
International Business Machines' revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters, beating analysts' estimates, but the company warned that a higher tax rate this year would eat into its profit.

France, Germany to make bitcoin regulation proposal (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
France and Germany will make joint proposals to regulate the bitcoin cryptocurrency at the next summit of the G20 group of major economies in Argentina in March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said.

Financial Services Union names new general secretary (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
Dermot Ryan will take up the position of General Secretary at the Financial Services Union in the near future.

Commission to review role of social media 'influencers' (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has said it is reviewing issues relating to social media and consumer protection at a European level.

Dundalk FC sold to US-based consortium (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
Irish football club Dundalk has been sold to a US-based consortium, the Oriel Park side have confirmed.

Ryanair pilots in Spain threaten to take legal action (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
Ryanair pilots in Spain have threatened to take legal action against the airline over their employment rights under Spanish law if they do not receive certain assurances within the next week.

UK retail sales slide in December, capping tough year (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
UK shop sales slid by much more than expected in December, capping off the weakest year for retail since 2013 as consumers squeezed by the Brexit hit to prices continued to keep a tight grip on spending.

Banks give support for firms hit by Carillion collapse (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
The UK's biggest banks have announced a range of measures to support firms and contractors hit by the collapse of construction outsourcing company Carillion.

INM chairman Leslie Buckley to step down in March (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
Independent News & Media's chairman Leslie Buckley is stepping down from the company after over five years in the job.

Brexit - London finance chief sees fewer jobs shifting (2018-01-22 00:15:00)
Britain's vast financial services industry will suffer far fewer job losses from Brexit than first feared, the City of London's policy chief said.

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