Cash buyers include institutional and international investors

    60% of Irish homes bought for cash in 2014

    25 Jul The proportion of houses and apartments bought by cash buyers rose from 25% at the peak of the property boom to 60% in 2014 according to new research undertaken by Central Bank economists.

    Uber hired a private investigator to run a background check on a plaintiff in a price fixing case against it

    Uber rapped by US judge over 'fraudulent' conduct

    25 Jul A federal judge in the US prevented Uber and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information obtained by an investigative firm in a background check of a plaintiff who brought a price-fixing lawsuit.

    The deal ends months of uncertainty about Yahoo's future

    Verizon buys Yahoo's web business for €4.4 billion

    25 Jul Verizon has said it will buy Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion (€4.4 billion) in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer.

    But fallout from Brexit, as well as strains to the social fabric caused by four high-profile acts of violence on German soil in the past week, could take their toll on sentiment in coming months, economists said

    Slight fall in German business morale in July

    25 Jul German business morale fell only slightly in July, a benchmark survey showed, suggesting Europe's largest economy has weathered the immediate storm from Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

    For the first time, inter-county players will receive a percentage of GAA commercial revenues

    GAA and GPA reveal €6.2m partnership deal

    25 Jul The GAA and Gaelic Players Association have announced a new framework agreement worth €6.2m per year which will see a number of "significant" improvements for inter-county players.

    The terms of the bond will be the same as the existing 4.50% senior secured notes due in 2022

    eir launches €200m tap issue bond

    25 Jul Telecoms company eir has announced the launch of a €200m tap issue bond by its subsidiary eircom finance DAC to help with debt refinancing.

    Pokemon Go has doubled Nintendo's value since the game's launch in the US earlier this month

    Pokemon GO finally launches in Japan

    22 Jul Eager Japanese rushed to their phones today to start hunting as Pokemon GO, the hit Nintendo-backed smartphone game, finally launched in Japan, home of the colourful cartoon characters.