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  • Why Ireland is awash with investment but startups still feel starved of funding

    Those at the heart of the sector explain the problems early stage companies have finding backers.

  • European stocks retreat AFP - 16 hours ago
    Global stocks mostly down as strong yen hits Nikkei

    London's benchmark FTSE 100 index eased 0.1 percent after the government warned Monday in a report that Britain could be plunged into a year-long recession and lose hundreds of thousands of jobs if it ...

  • (ShareCast News) - US stocks gained on Monday as investors seemed unfazed by hawkish statements from Federal Reserve officials and a worse-than-expected manufacturing report.

  • (ShareCast News) - Britain would enter a year-long recession with a 3.6% growth slump and 500,000 jobs lost if it left the European Union, according to a Treasury analysis.

  • (ShareCast News) - The United States' relatively tight labour market may place upward pressure on inflation, raising the case for higher interest rates in that country, said St Louis Federal Reserve president ...

  • (ShareCast News) - London stocks were under the cosh on Monday as mining and oil shares edged lower.

  • (ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a modestly weaker open on Wall Street on Monday amid declining oil prices, as investors looked for further clues on the timing of the next rate hike by the Federal ...

  • So What's Fishy About Treasury Brexit Report?

    Britain's economy would be tipped into a year-long "DIY recession" if the UK votes to leave the EU, according to George Osborne. David Cameron and the Chancellor have released the second and ...

  • Get ready for an economic crash if Britain leaves the EU Business Insider UK Finance - Mon, May 23, 2016 08:48 BST
    Get ready for an economic crash if Britain leaves the EU

    Britain's economic growth could tank by 3.6% if we leave the European Union, according to the Treasury. Under a shock scenario, the UK's GDP growth would be 3.6% lower than the current forecast of a 4.3% increase by 2018. The falling pound would drive prices for imported goods upwards and house prices would drop by about …

  • London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher Sharecast - Mon, May 23, 2016 08:30 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open just a touch firmer on Monday, regaining some poise after the losses suffered last week amid concerns about an earlier-than-expected interest-rate ...

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-Austria presidential vote - neck and neck Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 23, 2016 08:16 BST

    In Austria's knife-edge presidential election, around 750,000 postal ballots to be counted on Monday will determine whether a eurosceptic anti-immigration candidate from the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) or a leftist economics professor will be Austria's next president. While the post is largely ceremonial, the race has …

  • Osborne: Brexit Would Cause A 'DIY Recession' Sky News - Mon, May 23, 2016 06:31 BST
    So What's Fishy About Treasury Brexit Report?

    Britain's economy would be tipped into a year-long recession if the UK votes to leave the EU, according to George Osborne. In the latest of what Vote Leave are calling "predictions of doom", David Cameron and the Chancellor once again turn to a Treasury analysis, which they claim shows GDP would be at least 3.6% lower …

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-Egyptair questions remain; UK's "in" camp lead Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, May 20, 2016 08:18 BST

    With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) no obvious signs of new initiatives from G7 finance leaders meeting in Japan, markets are still assessing the possibility of a June or July rise in U.S. interest rates after Fed minutes earlier this week signaled such a move was conditionally on the agenda. In currency markets, the euro is …

  • BoE's Vlieghe say can gauge impact of EU vote after 6 weeks Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 19:35 BST

    The Bank of England will be able to gauge how Britain's economy is reacting to the outcome of June 23's European Union referendum by the time of its August economic forecasts, policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Thursday. In a speech at the London Business School, Vlieghe said the central bank may need to restart its monetary …

  • (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 finished on the back foot on Thursday as the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy meeting minutes continued to weigh.

  • U.S. economic data point to second-quarter GDP rebound Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 17:22 BST

    The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid fell from a 14-month high last week, the latest sign the economy was picking up speed in the second quarter and likely would be healthy enough for the ...

  • ECB's Lane says will consider oil recovery for inflation outlook Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 14:46 BST

    The European Central Bank will be taking the recent rise in oil prices into close consideration when it meets next month to consider its inflation forecasts, ECB governing council member Philip Lane said on Thursday. The ECB slashed its outlook for consumer price growth in March based on estimates for Brent crude averaging …

  • ECB to consider oil price recovery for inflation outlook - Lane Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, May 19, 2016 13:12 BST

    The European Central Bank will be taking the recent rise in oil prices into close consideration when it meets next month to consider its inflation forecasts, ECB governing council member Philip Lane said ...

  • Minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting caught the market off-guard by revealing most policymakers thought a June rise would be "appropriate" if the U.S. economy continues its recent improvement. "We suspect the oil market has moved too high, too far, too soon," French bank BNP Paribas (LSE: 0HB5.L - news) said, …

  • Emerging Markets to Dent Global Growth --- Moody's The Wall Street Journal - Thu, May 19, 2016 11:32 BST

    Since hitting a low earlier this year, emerging markets have been on a tear, helped by economic stimulus in China, reduced fears over increases in U.S. interest rates and higher commodity prices. The MSCI Emerging Markets index is up 16% since its nadir in January. Associate Managing Director Elena Duggar said global …

  • This one chart tells you everything you need to know about how important China is to the global economy

    China is the world's second largest economy and one of its fastest growing. It consumes an enormous share of the world's resources and so any changes to its growth rate or economic make-up is bound to have a huge effect on the rest of the world. HSBC analysts Julia Wang and James Pomeroy published a comprehensive note …

  • WSJ City: Fed Hints at June Rate Rise, Bayer Approaches Monsanto The Wall Street Journal - Thu, May 19, 2016 07:59 BST

    Fed officials said an interest-rate increase in June was possible if data showed an improving economy. Bayer has approached Monsanto about a takeover. A deal would create the world's largest seed company. Emerging markets have been on a tear since January. But Moody's warns of potential 'shocks' from the region.

  • London midday: Stocks fall after mixed UK jobs data Sharecast - Wed, May 18, 2016 17:42 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London stocks declined on Wednesday as a mixed UK jobs report failed to inspire and as traders awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes.

  • World stock markets see bright side of US rate hike AFP - Wed, May 18, 2016 17:16 BST
    Global stocks mostly down as strong yen hits Nikkei

    London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ended the day essentially flat

  • (ShareCast News) - The European Union's executive arm postponed its decision on whether Portugal and Spain should be fined for exceeding their respective goals for deficit reduction in 2015 and 2016 until ...

  • World stocks retreat before Fed minutes AFP - Wed, May 18, 2016 15:36 BST
    Global stocks mostly down as strong yen hits Nikkei

    In Europe, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 0.7 percent compared with Tuesday's close in afternoon trading

  • Jobs Growth Could Be Cooling Off, Says ONS Sky News - Wed, May 18, 2016 15:02 BST
    Jobs Growth Could Be Cooling Off, Says ONS

    Unemployment fell and the number in work hit a new record high at the start of the year but the pace of improvement in the jobs market has eased off, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people out of work in Britain fell by 2,000 to 1.69 million between January and March this …

  • Unemployment Falls And Record Numbers In Work Sky News - Wed, May 18, 2016 14:44 BST
    Jobs Growth Could Be Cooling Off, Says ONS

    Unemployment has fallen and record numbers are in work, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people out of work in Britain fell by 2,000 to 1.69 million between January and March this year. And the number of people in work rose by 44,000 to a new record of 31.5 million, …

  • A little-watched economic indicator is warning of a coming storm for the UK economy Business Insider UK Finance - Wed, May 18, 2016 13:37 BST
    A little-watched economic indicator is warning of a coming storm for the UK economy

    On Wednesday morning, a little watched economic indicator, Markit’s Household Finance Index, hit its lowest level in nearly two years. Despite record high levels of employment, Brits are now the most worried about the state of their finances since mid-2014. “UK households reported the greatest pressure on their finances …

  • UK labour market stands firm against Brexit uncertainty in Q1 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 18, 2016 13:23 BST

    Britain's labour market mostly withstood the uncertainty around June's European Union membership referendum in the first quarter, as the employment rate increased and the number of jobless edged lower. The number of unemployed fell by 2,000 in the three months to March, the Office for National Statistics said, while the …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks steady after U.S. rate rise expectations revive Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 18, 2016 13:12 BST

    Stock markets recovered from an initial battering on Wednesday, some upbeat signals from Britain and Japan helping offset what for many investors is a worrying revival of expectations for rises in U.S. interest rates this year. The dollar, hammered by a virtual abandoning of expectations for tighter rates this year, hit …

  • Asia report: Most markets down, NZX reaches new record Sharecast - Wed, May 18, 2016 12:09 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Most markets in Asia ended Wednesday lower, as investors closed their wallets and played the waiting game as concerns grew that the US Federal Reserve may hike interest rates soon, with ...

  • The dollar rallied to a three-week high against the euro and a basket of currencies on Wednesday on renewed expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates soon. Rate futures, based on the CME's Fedwatch, moved to price in a 70 percent chance of a rate hike by December, with a 50 percent chance of a move …

  • UK jobs recovery reaching its limits, experts warn PA Money News - Wed, May 18, 2016 11:39 BST
    UK jobs recovery reaching its limits, experts warn

    The fall in unemployment has been welcomed, but some analysts warn that the UK's jobs recovery is reaching its limits.

  • Japan economy returns to growth in Q1, avoids recession

    Japan's gross domestic product expanded by 0.4 percent between January and March, new figures show

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