Some US Federal Reserve members expect the pace of recovery in the country's labour market to continue

US Fed 'surprised' by recovery in job market

19.14 The US Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the country's labour market is healing but does not want to bring forward a planned rate hike until the recovery looks more convincing, according to minutes of its last policy meeting.

New economic letter from Central Bank on SMEs' indebtedness

SMEs with property loans more likely to default

15.50 New research from the Central Bank has found that small businesses that borrowed money for property investment are almost twice as likely to default as similar firms without property loans.

Glanbia maintains its guidance for the full year of 2014

Glanbia's H1 revenues grow by 10%

17.52 Global food group Glanbia has said that group revenue for the six months to the end of June rose by over 10% to almost €1.8 billion.

Mincon today reported a 15% drop in half yearly revenues for the six months to the end of June

Mincon's H1 revenues sink by 15%

17.51 Engineering company Mincon has said its chairman Peter E Lynch will step down from the role to take up a new executive role with the company.

Former CEO Steve Ballmer has left Microsoft's board

Ex-CEO Ballmer quits Microsoft board

13.32 Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has left the software company's board in order to spend more time on his newly acquired Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

Argentina said the 'holdout' creditors would be welcome to swap their bonds too, but would have to accept a discount

Argentina to offer 'exchange' to bond holders

17.10 Argentina has said it would pay all its creditors in Buenos Aires, seeking to circumvent a US court order barring it from repaying the debt it restructured after its 2001 default.

Three disputes in the industrial sector accounted for the majority of days lost in the first half of the year

Over 8,300 days lost to strikes in H1 2014

12.31 Over 8,300 days were lost to industrial disputes in the first half of the year, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office, more than double the amount recorded in the same period of 2013.

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Former CEO Steve Ballmer has left Microsoft's board

Ex-CEO Ballmer quits Microsoft board

13.32 Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has left the software company's board in order to spend more time on his newly acquired Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.