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Economy - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Google snaps up NAMA's Montevetro for €99.9m

State agency makes its first big sale with Dublin’s tallest commercial property, the Montevetro building at Grand Canal Dock.

Economy - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

From Business ETC Portuguese treasury build auction sees yields rise Bondwatch

Portuguese treasury build auction sees yields rise

Portugal issues €1bn in twelve-month bills, while buying back some of its older debt – but the results aren’t ideal.

Economy - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

From Business ETC UK savers undone by rocketing inflation rate Inflation

UK savers undone by rocketing inflation rate

The inflation rate hits 4 per cent in January – meaning savers need interest rates of 5 per cent to keep their spending power.

From Business ETC Deutsche Börse and NYSE merge to create world's biggest exchange Stock Exchanges

Deutsche Börse and NYSE merge to create world's biggest exchange

The operator of Germany’s stock exchange announces a merger deal to create the largest exchange on earth.

Economy - Monday 14 February, 2011

Obama announces budget with plans to cut $1.1tn over a decade

The announcement was met with predictable criticism from Republicans who said Obama’s budget does not go far enough.

From Business ETC German hopes hit as Steinbrück pulls out of ECB running ECB

German hopes hit as Steinbrück pulls out of ECB running

Peer Steinbrück follows Axel Weber in saying he’s not interested in the top job of European banking – leaving no frontrunner.

Kenny tells Merkel Ireland won't change corporation tax rate

Fine Gael leader emerges from meeting with Germany’s Angela Merkel, as Olli Rehn rules out unilateral renegotiation of bailout.

Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel

Fine Gael party leader heading to Germany to “signal” that his party plans to seek changes to the EU/IMF bailout arrangements if elected into government.

Economy - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy

A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.

Government accused of ‘election stroke’ over decision to postpone recapitalisation

Brian Lenihan says that the recapitalisation has been deferred because the party no longer had a mandate – however, Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan said the move was an “election stroke”.

Economy - Monday 7 February, 2011

'Shared equity' proposal might keep struggling householders in their homes

Housing association Threshold puts forward plan that would see the State buy properties on point of repossession and renting back to former owners.

Economy - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Aer Lingus may suspend cabin crew

As many as 44 staff at Aer Lingus may be taken off the payroll today, following the cancellation of a US flight yesterday because of a refusal by some to work new rosters.

Economy - Monday 17 January, 2011

From Business ETC US bank says Drumm should not have protection from credit card debt David Drumm

US bank says Drumm should not have protection from credit card debt

Chase Bank has joined bankruptcy proceedings brought by Drumm in the US, RTÉ’s US correspondent reports.

Gardai "monitoring" alleged sales of cannabis-growing equipment in 'head shops'

Department of Justice stresses its 2010 Psychoactive Substances Act can cope with any potential loophole as head shops rebrand themselves “grow shops” for legal plants.

From Business ETC Here's who owns Facebook (Chart) Facebook

Here's who owns Facebook (Chart)

And, no, it’s not just Zuckerburg and Bono…

From Business ETC Eurozone ministers begin two-day bailout conference Bailout

Eurozone ministers begin two-day bailout conference

The seventeen finance ministers meet to discuss expanding the bailout fund – a move opposed by the German government.

Nobody defending corporate tax rate from Sarkozy - Gilmore

The Labour leader says Fianna Fáil’s squabbling is leaving the country vulnerable to attack from others.

From Business ETC Aer Lingus roster row affect Atlantic flights Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus roster row affect Atlantic flights

Two Boston flights have been cancelled as cabin crew continue their work-to-rule over controversial new staff rosters.

Central Bank "creating money" to keep Irish banks afloat - report

Analyst describes the move as a “horror story”.

Economy - Friday 14 January, 2011

Fine Gael's website returns - with a defiant message from Enda

The Fine Gael leader says he “regrets” the hacking of the website, as it returns – with a new host in the UK.

From Business ETC Piracy costing world economy billions every year Pirates

Piracy costing world economy billions every year

At last, a sector of the global economy that appears to be thriving… piracy.

Drumm claims Cowen asked NTMA to invest in Anglo

New claims by David Drumm contradict statements made by Cowen in the Dáil on Wednesday, as Taoiseach continues to meet with party colleagues over FF leadership.