In a wide-ranging interview, Central Bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf talks about the impact of the crisis on the economy and gives his outlook for the sectors most impacted including retail, hospitality and property. He also talks about Ireland's insurance industry, inflation and the rise of shadow banking.
A guaranteed customer for your product makes you instantly bankable and government approval is a rubber stamp like no other. But the system is weighted towards multinationals, and not domestic businesses.
It is the last great Anglo legal battle, and it is set to begin today. At stake is tens of millions of euro, but why was the money borrowed, how was it lost, and what is the case all about.
Grocery delivery platform Buymie's co-founder and CEO Devan Hughes is preparing to enter new cities in Ireland, the UK and beyond. He discusses bringing workers from the devastated hospitality industry into the gig economy and raising over €10 million from venture capitalists who normally look away from Irish consumer-facing businesses.
William Hynes and Stephen Purcell started Future Analytics, an economics and planning consultancy in 2010. Ten years later the company employed 27 staff, and in October it was acquired by KPMG. They talk about building a business, and how Ireland can build infrastructure for its growing population.
Over the past decade, the New York-headquartered global marketing intelligence giant used Irish companies to funnel multi-billion intercompany loans to its US business. The three Dublin-based vehicles have just gone into liquidation – but what have they achieved?
Datalex is unable to say who its new shareholder is or when he or she bought in. But Carthy joins Dermot Desmond as a big backer of the company which has turned a corner and hiked its forecasts.
Assets including a high-profile property in south Co Dublin were at the centre of a multi-million legal battle between the state's bankruptcy trustee and businessman Alistair Tidey – until the dispute was settled out of court.
Sean O’Neill’s TWM has advised on a string of property deals since launching during the last crash. He believes Covid will drive the “hub and spoke” office model, and that some commercial properties will become residential. And, there might even be a miniboom.
Global recruitment giant Heidrick & Struggles has assessed the backgrounds of all ISEQ 20 CEOs to understand the skills and experiences that shaped their path to the top role. This is what they learned.
From 1,000 cases in 2019, High Court debt enforcement actions by banks and vulture funds fell to fewer than 200 last year. Who is still suing borrowers in the middle of a pandemic, who is not – and what is coming next?
An accountant showed an average annual income of just €12,302 for ten years. Out of that, he managed to maintain a spouse, three privately educated school-going children and lived in a house complete with an indoor swimming pool which later sold for €10m.
The FAI has endured an existential crisis and, like all sporting bodies, it is also dealing with the consequences of the coronavirus, but if the association is to emerge in a better place, it can't have a bookmaker as its main sponsor.
The historic Kerry Co-op is in advanced talks with the wider food group to regain control of its domestic agribusiness. The deal is a high-stakes bet for the farmers, and part of a final focus on high-tech ingredients for Kerry Group.
Since the start of the pandemic, the US Federal debt has ballooned. To implement many of the new administration’s longer-term objectives, Congress will have to find trillions in new spending capacity. And they will have to do this against all political odds and market sentiment.
There is little chance that sufficient flexibility or capacity will materialise to soften the blow of the new EU-UK trade relationship. Much like Covid-19 lockdowns, public policy is now to take the Brexit hit and compensate those most affected.
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