Repaying most of the IMF loans early could have a number of benefits to Irish finances, according to the report

Early repayment of IMF loans 'could save €2.1bn'

23 Sep A report by Ireland's Troika creditors says that the early repayment of most of this country's International Monetary Fund loans would result in an interest saving of €2.1bn.

Irish Tax Institute says that self-employed taxpayers should not be paying higher marginal tax rates than employees

Tax Institute calls for income tax cut timeline

23 Sep The Irish Tax Institute has called for a clear timeline to be announced in the Budget setting out how the top marginal income tax rate will be reduced below 50% over a three year period.

Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the EU to resolve competition complaints over its search engine

Google facing charges unless it betters settlement

23 Sep Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the European Union to resolve competition complaints over its search engine, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said today.

French economy continues to struggle to emerge from stagnation

French business activity shrinking

23 Sep French business activity contracted again in September due to a weaker than expected service sector, as the euro zone's second-biggest economy struggles to emerge from stagnation.

Philips to break its 120-year-old company in two

Philips to split off lighting business

23 Sep Philips said it will break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merging consumer and healthcare divisions into a €15 billion business.

AA shares have soared 28% since their listing at the end of June

IPO costs hurt AA half-year profits

23 Sep Motoring group AA posted half-year profits sharply down from a year ago, hurt by financing costs linked to its stock exchange listing in June.

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Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the EU to resolve competition complaints over its search engine

Google facing charges unless it betters settlement

23 Sep Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the European Union to resolve competition complaints over its search engine, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said today.