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UK entrepreneur Nick Wheeler kicks off KPMG Dublin series

KPMG has launched a new series of speaker events for business, the KPMG Inspire Series, with UK entrepreneur Nick Wheeler, chief executive of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts. Successful businessman Wheeler spoke to guests at a lunch in the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin at the KPMG Inspire Series yesterday. The series will feature guest speakers from […]

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UK election results hit consumer confidence – YouGov

The indecisive outcome of this month’s general election damaged consumer confidence, according to data released by YouGov. The research firm saw a sharp dip in the important economic measurement immediately after the vote. “UK consumer confidence slumped sharply after the indecisive result of the general election, falling to levels comparable to the immediate aftermath of […]

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British tech firm Imagination for sale amid Apple dispute

UK computer processor firm Imagination Technologies Group is on the market and has received takeover interest from a number of parties, the group announced in a statement today. The company, which designs and makes graphics and processing chips for products such as Apple’s iPhone, said that following approaches from potential buyers “the board of Imagination […]

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Britain ‘weary’ of austerity, says Hammond in Mansion House speech

British voters have tired of austerity and the health of the UK’s economy depends on the outcome of Brexit negotiations, UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond said in his Mansion House speech on Tuesday. The annual event, delayed due to last week’s Greenfell Tower disaster, saw the chancellor lean towards a ‘soft’ Brexit with […]

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Markets Update: Steady as she goes

With the global index and commodities such as gold, silver and oil losing ground, Ian Slattery examines the markets to see where gains can be made. It was a choppy trading week for equities, as the market struggled to gain momentum in either direction. At the June Federal Reserve meeting interest rates were increased by […]