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06 Dec

Digital tax kept alive by France and Germany

Europe’s efforts to tax large tech companies were kept on life-support yesterday as France and Germany proposed a final-hour compromise that scales back the broad plan initially envisioned by Paris. Ireland, along with other countries including Sweden, opposes the tax plan and even the watered down proposals will face resistance. The updated proposal is to

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06 Dec

Mortgage approvals jump by 11pc as values also increase

Mortgage approvals jumped in October, both in terms of volume and value. Across all types of borrowers, banks approved a total of 4,262 mortgages in October, up 11.4pc month-on-month. This is a 13.6pc increase in approvals year-on-year, figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show. First-time buyers accounted for the lion’s share of activity,

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