Thursday, November 15, 2018
Maduro: Fuel prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers Filling up a tank of fuel in socialist Venezuela today costs less than one US cent. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Miraflores Presidential Palace/AP) Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has said fuel will soon...
'Alive and kicking' - German economy shifts into higher gear Stock photo The German economy picked up more steam than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting that Europe's biggest economy...
Turkey's central bank bids to boost lira as markets meltdown spirals Women exchange currency at an office in Istanbul Turkish policymakers made their first move to bolster the financial system and investor confidence amid a plunge in the lira. The currency,...
Loan scheme launched for Scottish farmers affected by adverse weather Loans to help farmers hit by months of adverse weather are being offered by the Scottish Government. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) was launched on Monday by Rural Economy...
Three credit unions merge and create 'top 10' lender with 48,000 members Stock picture Three south Dublin credit unions have come together in a move that creates one of the top 10 community lenders by size. The merger of Capital, Francis Street...
Number of students who got over 400 points on the rise Stock image The number of Leaving Certificate candidates scoring high points for college entry has jumped since the changes to the exam grading system and CAO points scale. Figures from the...
Funding falls despite rise in numbers cycling to work Cycling infrastructure funding fell from 19 million euro to seven million, despite the number of people cycling to work rising by 43%. Hundreds of cyclists cross the river Liffey in Dublin (Niall...
Barbecue and beer sales up due to World Cup and sun (Stock image) The World Cup and sustained sunshine have combined to send more people to the shops and pubs. Spending last month rose at the fastest rate since 2016. The latest Visa...
Turkey raises tariffs on some US goods amid escalating feud Tariffs on cars from America have been doubled to 120%. An oversized copy of a 200 Turkish lira banknote (AP) Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of some US...
Erdogan said Turkey will boycott US electronic goods as spat which helped drive lira to record lows continues Lira sank to all-time low on Monday Currency lost more than 40 pct this year Fall has unsettled global markets Turkey is...

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