Twitter is the next of the tech giants to announce plans for flotation and is now the hottest topic amongst investors since the flotation of Facebook last year. The micro-blogging business has been valued at more than $10bn. However, given Facebook’s post flotation troubles analysts remain sceptical as to the ongoing growth and sustainability of the company.
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Ryanair’s Chief Executive Michael O’Leary received a negative result from the UK Competition Commission (UKCC) today as he was told to reduce his minority 29.8% stake in Aer Lingus to 5%. The UKCC claimed that such a stake in Aer Lingus had led or may be expected to lead to a substantial lessening of competition on routes between the UK and Ireland. Michael had been expecting this result but said in a statement that he plans to challenge the commission’s decision. On the other hand, Aer Lingus’ Chairman Colm Barrington welcomed the outcome as he said it was unacceptable that the airline’s main competitor was allowed to remain on it’s share register.
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Insurer CPP is the latest name in the mis-selling scandal to pay up to £1.3 billion sterling in compensation to customers for mis-sold credit card insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) stated that approximately seven million customers who bought and renewed about 23 million policies will soon be contacted by CPP. The FCA had already issued a fine to CPP earlier in the year for £10.5 million for giving customers misleading and unclear information. Card protection insurance costs roughly £30 per year, with identity protection about £80 annually and in most cases both are optional extras.
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Recent good news for the Irish property rental market as prices in Dublin rose by 7.5% in the three months from April to June. According to a report from rental property experts Daft.ie, prices outside of Dublin also rose by 1% and the average rent is now €825 per calendar month, again up from €790 this time last year. Daft.ie’s report revealed that this increase in rents is due to a fall in the number of rental properties available, down to approximately 2,300 from 4,200 in August 2012.
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The IT sector in Ireland is going from strength to strength, as a recent survey found that the majority of Irish tech companies plan to recruit over the next three months. The IT companies interviewed said that they expect sales to continue to grow but are still finding it difficult to locate the right talent for the jobs. The MD of the Irish Software Association, Edel Creely said there is a need to drive more IT graduates and create more IT-related college programmes. The IT sector in Ireland currently employs over 10,000 people and contributes €1.8 billion to the economy.
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British house prices are rising at their fastest rate in over seven years as announced by a recent survey. This made great reading for many house owners who currently find themselves in negative equity, as the value of their home is worth less than the mortgage secured against it. The Bank of England suggested that interest rates would remain low for up to another 3 years and with new government incentives on lower cost mortgages this could sustain the upward trend for some time. The question is however, what is happening in Ireland as prices still remain stagnant? Is it time to buy before house prices rise once more?
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Shipments of tablet computers fell in the second quarter as there was no word of a new tablet release from Apple. Apple normally release an iPad in the spring but they decided to change tactics and update existing products ahead of the Christmas rush. Other tablet releases from rival firms didn’t have the same effect on the market. However, Amazon is set to update the Kindle Fire range and Google is expected to produce a new larger Nexus model. Despite Apple not introducing a new tablet, they remain market leaders in the tablet industry. Apple’s market share fell considerably to 32%, with Samsung the next best on 18%.
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Many Irish residents have reduced their household spending due to the economic downturn. A recent study from the Central Statistics Office showed that over 80% have made cuts. Some cut back on discretionary spend on transport and going out to pubs and restaurants, others reduced their grocery spend or purchased cheaper clothing and footwear. Despite the cuts, many still admitted to not being able to fund their ongoing bills and many were not able to make mortgage repayments at least once in the last 12 months. To make matters worse, the introduction of the new Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act now allows banks to repossess homes and investment properties. It is estimated that the bank have now issued over 43,000 letters threatening repossession.
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With water charges set to arrive across Ireland in January 2015, this week marks the first water meter installs in Kildare. The water meters will take approximately 2 hours to install and information will be sent to all homeowners in coming weeks. Irish Water plan to open eight regional offices throughout Ireland, creating 220 new jobs in water service support roles. The Minister for the Environment Mr Phil Hogan has backed the plans in his efforts to create world class water and waste water systems in Ireland. However, with the average bill costing €500, this has left many homeowners unhappy across the country.
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