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Whither the future for PayPal

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent What do you do when the child you’ve nurtured from nappies, develops into an adult and becomes increasingly independent? That’s the tough question that has faced eBay in recent years as PayPal … Continue reading

The Central Bank and the Anglo bond

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Is the Central Bank selling down its stock of Anglo Bonds faster than required? If it is, what bonds is it selling? And most importantly of all, will it cost us or save us money?

BASH bug – Q&A

Posted on by Will Goodbody

A potentially huge security flaw has been unearthed in a commonly used computer operating system, that could impact hundreds of millions of devices around the world. Will Goodbody looks at what the fuss is all about.

IMF’s ‘interesting’ data on financial access

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan The IMF has just released its latest Financial Access Survey, which looks at people’s access to banking services.  This year it includes data from some countries on mobile banking services such as telephone or internet … Continue reading

Coillte needs to clean up unhealthy situation over CEO’s pay

Posted on by David Murphy

It is no secret that some of the chief executives of semi-state companies and their board were less than happy with the salary caps which were introduced by Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin three years ago. One of those was … Continue reading

Why the Watch wasn’t most important news from Apple event

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent So, the hype has evaporated – for a while at least. The rumour mill can slow down, for a few months anyway. Apple has unveiled its new and updated products at a special … Continue reading

The direct and indirect tax debate

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent ADDENDUM Since we posted this blog Micheal Collins of NERI has posted a response to some of the issued raised here and elsewhere (see the IrishEconomy.ie thread especially).  It’s worth including all of it here, … Continue reading

Why Amazon paid $970m for Twitch

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The owners of Twitch must be feeling pretty smug this morning. Last night they sealed a deal which will see them sell their mere three year old streaming service for just … Continue reading

Interest rates will rise – it is just a question of when

Posted on by David Murphy

Central bankers in the euro zone, UK and US frequently adjust interest rates in unison. That is not due to a herd instinct, but when conditions in one region merit higher or lower rates similar circumstances are often occurring elsewhere.

Lessons from the banking crisis quickly forgotten

Posted on by David Murphy

  They say history repeats itself for those who were not watching the first time. One lesson from the Irish banking collapse was putting the burden on the tax payer while senior bondholders got all their money back was an … Continue reading

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