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Oil prices move lower on ceiling warning from IEA

Oct. 12 (UPI) — Indications from the International Energy Agency that the oil market is brushing up against a ceiling sent crude oil prices sharply lower early Thursday. Traders are watching the balance between supply and demand closely as a market tilted heavily toward the supply side last year sent …

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IMF chief 'cannot imagine' no deal on Brexit

The head of the International Monetary Fund has said she “cannot imagine” there will be no deal on Brexit. At the IMF’s annual meeting in Washington, Christine Lagarde made her most strongly worded intervention since the negotiations began, urging both sides to seek a deal for the sake of their …

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Cloud computing spending is growing even faster than expected

Video: The cloud is getting smarter — Oracle’s all in for AI Spending on cloud computing services is growing faster then previously expected, with software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) two of the most rapidly expanding segments. Worldwide public cloud services revenues are expected to grow 18.5 per cent in 2017 …

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Fewer Catholics, while 'no religion' up 74% – Census

The proportion of Catholics in the Republic of Ireland fell by almost six percentage points between 2011 and 2016 when it stood at 78.3%, according to the latest Census data. Persons born outside Ireland make up 12% of the country’s total Catholic population.  The data also records the first fall …

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Affected tracker customers address finance committee

Permanent TSB has been accused of “taking a huge part” of families’ lives away, leaving them “sick to the pit of their stomachs” with financial worry after the bank falsely charged extortionate mortgage interest rates. Four bank customers have set aside their anonymity and appeared before the Oireachtas Finance Committee to …

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Taliban hostage family 'freed by Pakistani troops'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFile video of Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Colema while in captivity Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were being held hostage by the Afghan Taliban. Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman were …

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FastPay acquires media payments company AnchorOps

FastPay has acquired AnchorOps in a deal that brings together two businesses focused on media financing. FastPay’s model revolves around lending money to digital media companies, helping them deal with cashflow issues as they wait to get paid by advertisers. AnchorOps, meanwhile, has built invoicing and payments software for those …

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1,600 premature deaths caused by air pollution

Air pollution is responsible for up to 1,660 premature deaths in Ireland each year, according to the 2017 Air Quality in Europe report. However the report, published today by the European Environment Agency, also indicates that overall air quality in Ireland is substantially better than the average in Europe. It …

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