Morning business news with Brian Finn

Morning business news - November 30

12.30 A major planning application is being submitted today for the first stages in the construction of a town centre in Cherrywood in South Dublin.

A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

Today in the press

09.21 John Rusnak, the rogue trader who cost AIB $691 million, has said he will not testify at a US trial in which the bank is suing Citibank for $872 million relating to his fraud.

Furniture and lighting sales rose by 3.8% in October, new CSO figures show

Retail sales slip by 0.8% in October

27 Nov New figures show that the volume of retail sales fell by 0.8% in October compared to September on the back of falls in the sales of electrical goods and fuel.

The UK economy grew 0.5% in the third quarter, the Office for National Statistics said today

UK Q3 economic growth slowdown confirmed

27 Nov Britain's economy slowed in the three months to September, official data confirmed today, as trade posed the biggest drag on quarterly growth on record against the backdrop of a slowing global economy.

The IMERC is located at the National Maritime College of Ireland (Pic: Google Street View)

Major investment programme planned for Cork, Kerry

27 Nov Details of proposed Government investments to be made in Cork and Kerry will be outlined later today at a briefing by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Simon Coveney.

Euro lower against world currencies ahead of amid ECB speculation

Euro weak ahead of ECB meeting next week

27 Nov The euro fell below $1.06 again today, bowing to pressure ahead of expected further cuts in euro zone interest rates next week in a session thinned out by the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

UK house prices rose by a less-than-expected 0.1% in monthly terms in November

UK house price growth slows in November

27 Nov British house price growth slowed this month, according to a survey published today, which suggested the recovery in the housing market is advancing at a modest pace.