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#International Business

# international-business - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Pulis dismisses links with Wales job as Coleman ponders his future

Chris Coleman is considering his future as Wales coach after Monday’s costly defeat to Ireland.

# international-business - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

First taste of life in the Ireland squad for Bleyendaal and Aki

The Kiwi pair, who’ll soon be eligible to represent Ireland, were at Carton House yesterday.

# international-business - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Cork City bidding to upset a side featuring a couple of players Ireland fans may remember

Turner’s Cross plays host to Europa League football again tonight.

# international-business - Monday 3 July, 2017

Cork City's new addition confident of working towards senior Ireland call-up

Kieran Sadlier is keen to make the step-up having already been capped at U21 level.

# international-business - Monday 2 August, 2010

PRETAX PROFITS at international bank HSBC doubled to more than $11bn in the first half of this year.

Bad debts at the bank fell to their lowest level since the beginning of the financial crisis. HSBC was profitable in every region except the US, where it posted a loss of around $80m according to the Financial Times.

The figures also mark the firsst time the bank’s personal finance division has delivered a profit in over two years.

The bank also halved their impairments, which fell from over $14bn last year, to to $7.5bn this year. HSBC says it continues to increase lending in the UK and is “very much open for business”. However, it hit out at an idea mooted by the government to force more banks to sign up to lending targets.

HSBC’s investment banking division had the “second best ever half-year results”. Shares in the company are up over 3% as a result.