Google funds automated news project

Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media.

The Press Association (PA) news agency received £622,000 for its Reporters and Data and Robots (Radar) scheme. Continue Reading

NOVI AND O’BRIEN’S FOOD SIGN €450,000 DEAL

It was announced this week that Irish IT company, Novi, has designed and implemented an all new IT infrastructure for O’Brien Fine Foods in a €450,000 deal.  Continue Reading

IT firm Version 1 creates 365 jobs in Dublin

IT services firm Version 1, which on Wednesday announced plans to create over 350 jobs in Ireland, has not ruled out adding further jobs in the near future as it eyes a possible flotation in Dublin or London.

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Irish and Spanish banks coping well with bad loans

Irish and Spanish banks are managing to reduce their stocks of non-performing loans (NPLs) at a quicker rate than their counterparts in Italy and Portugal.

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UK lawmakers call on firms to overhaul pay and diversity

British businesses must overhaul their executive pay and perks to rebuild public trust following a spate of corporate scandals, UK politicians said today. 

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NAMA has repaid over 98% of its senior debt

In its second redemption of 2017, the National Asset Management Agency has redeemed €952m in senior debt.

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Euro zone businesses started 2017 on a six-year high

Euro zone businesses enjoyed their best quarter in six years at the start of 2017 as soaring demand allowed them to raise prices at the fastest rate since mid-2011, a survey suggested today. 

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Norway Will Build the World’s First Ship Tunnel

Norway plans to build a 1,700-meter (5,610-feet) tunnel for ships _ a world first _ through a piece of rocky coast to allow vessels avoid a treacherous part of sea.

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Here’s what to expect from Pakistan’s economy in 2017

s we exit a tumultuous 2016 we asked industry leaders what they expect from the country’s economy in 2017. Our questions, and some of their responses, were: Continue Reading

Pakistan Sees Growth Surging to 7% as China Invests Billions

Pakistan will see its annual economic growth rate surge to 7 percent in two years as it reaps the benefits from China and others investing more than $40 billion in infrastructure, according to the Finance Ministry’s top bureaucrat.

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