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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C


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# World Economy
China now world's second-largest economy
Japan beaten into third place. How long can US remain on top?
# Aer Arann
Passengers terrified as breaks fail on Aer Arann jet
Report reveals aircraft’s breaks failed.
# Odd
Hotel brings the outdoors indoors
Grass in meetings rooms?
H&M profits surge
The Swedish giant saw an 11% increase in sales.
# Jobs
150 jobs for Monaghan
Mushroom company announces jobs for new facility.
# BlackBerry
BlackBerry's encryption deal with India
Authorities want access to users’ messages.
# Jobs
Major Irish transport business closes
Liam Carroll Transport cuts 100 jobs.
# Bank Bailout
Former Austrian bank chief arrested
Police investigating what went wrong at Hypo bank before it was bailed out by Austrian taxpayers.
# Economic Growth
Germany sees record growth of 2.2%
Germany stuns analysts with unprecedented growth for the second quarter.
# Industrial Action
UK airports face chaos as staff vote to strike
More disruption is on the horizon for holiday-makers as BAA action may affect Heathrow, Stansted, Glasgow, and Edinburgh airports.
# Industrial Action
Cabin crew serve notice of industrial action
Aer Lingus has been served formal notice of industrial action by its staff.
# Street View
Google gets a hostile reception in Germany
Google Street View gives unique privacy controls to German users after months of controversy.
# Prices
Consumer prices stablise
# Disney
Disney's profits bolstered by Toy Story 3
And over a billion dollars from Alice in Wonderland.
# Ryanair
Ryanair safety review after child falls
Calls for Boeing to make changes to plane design.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus cabin crew vote 96% for strike action
Impact say flights will not be disrupted.
# Staycation
I want to go, I want to get away...
But if I stay, I’d like to stay in Kerry.
# BaNAMA Republic
20 things we could've spent the Anglo bailout money on
266 Christiano Ronaldos – and change!
# BlackBerry
Saudi Arabia scraps BlackBerry ban after getting 'server codes'
BlackBerry makers hand over access to local users’ chat messages in order to keep the smartphone legal.
# Bonds
Borrowing set to rise
# Northern Ireland
North's unemployment to rise
But it’s nowhere near the levels in the south.
# Rupert Murdoch
Murdoch set to take the 'Sky' out of 'Skype'
The media Baron is suing Skype for trademark infringement.
# Stock Markets
BoI shares dip in morning trading
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus staff to decide on strike action today
Results of a ballot on industrial action by cabin crew due.
# Housing Scheme
Dún Laoghaire housing scheme to go ahead
Developers get the the go-ahead for another 605 residential units at the site of the former Dún Laoghaire Golf Club.
# Guinness Shares
Guinness stocks fall after Russian grain ban
# Net Neutrality
Google-Verizon deal: a threat to the internet?
It has been described as “a toll booth on the information superhighway” – but what does the Google-Verizon deal really mean?
# Prices
Price of groceries drop 14%
A price examination into Ireland’s biggest supermarkets shows that prices have dropped – but competitiveness remains an issue.
# Arnotts
Why Arnotts now owes you €37.02
Brussels gives the green light to the takeover. Arnotts now owes you €37.
# Mortgage Rates
AIB raises mortgage rates - again
Bank joins growing list of lenders which have raised rates at least twice this year.
# EU Tax
The time is right for an EU tax, says commissioner
The EU’s budget commissioner wants to introduce direct taxes from Brussels.
# Food
Record number of closures for food safety breaches
Even Oxegen made it onto the list.
# Antennagate
Apple iPhone exec leaves after Antennagate
Is the iPhone 4 cursed?
# Advertising
Ireland’s oldest ad agency calls it a day
# Double Dip?
US unemployment jumps by twice the expected rate
Ireland isn’t the only one with a major jobs crisis.
# Greece
Greece turns a corner – and can borrow more money
The EU and IMF praise “impressive” progress in rescuing the country’s finances.
# Grain Price
EU wheat price soars after Russian ban
Rising prices triggers fears of panic buying.
# Banking
Ulster Bank follows AIB in posting massive losses
The RBS-owned bank lost €378m in the first six months of 2010.
# News Corp
News Corp posts profits
Rupert Murdoch’s empire “continues to thrive”.
# Jobswatch
White collar workers hit hardest in unemployment rise
Jobless total increased sharply in July.