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EU watchdog gives nod to delaying financial reports due to epidemic

27th March 2020

Regulators should give listed companies an extra two months to publish their annual financial statements given the difficulty of completing audits on time due to the coronavirus epidemic, the European Union’s markets watchdog said today.  The European Securities and Markets Authority said national regulators should “apply forbearance powers towards issuers who need to delay publication […]

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EU watchdog gives nod to delaying financial reports due to epidemic

27th March 2020

Regulators should give listed companies an extra two months to publish their annual financial statements given the difficulty of completing audits on time due to the coronavirus epidemic, the European Union’s markets watchdog said today.  The European Securities and Markets Authority said national regulators should “apply forbearance powers towards issuers who need to delay publication […]

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European shares fall after three day rally

27th March 2020

European shares fell in opening trade today after a three-day rally sparked by hopes of more aggressive stimulus to shore up the global economy ravaged by the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Shares in London had sank 3.3% so far this morning, while shares in Paris fell by 1.6% and the Frankfurt market was […]

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European shares fall after three day rally

27th March 2020

European shares fell in opening trade today after a three-day rally sparked by hopes of more aggressive stimulus to shore up the global economy ravaged by the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Shares in London had sank 3.3% so far this morning, while shares in Paris fell by 1.6% and the Frankfurt market was […]

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Employment lawyers critical of Govt wage subsidy scheme

27th March 2020

Employment lawyers have strongly criticised the Government’s Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme which is being debated in the Dáil today. In a letter to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty marked “Urgent”, the Chairperson of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society Catherine O’Flynn says that flaws in the […]

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Employment lawyers critical of Govt wage subsidy scheme

27th March 2020

Employment lawyers have strongly criticised the Government’s Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme which is being debated in the Dáil today. In a letter to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty marked “Urgent”, the Chairperson of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society Catherine O’Flynn says that flaws in the […]

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Central Bank seeks assurance on Covid-19 insurance claims

26th March 2020

The Central Bank is to write to the insurance industry setting out how it expects insurance firms to handle the settlement of claims arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The regulator says firms must ensure that all claims are appropriately assessed and where there is insurance cover in place, that claims are accepted and paid. The […]

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Euro zone faces 2% recession, 10% if lockdown lasts – S&P Global

26th March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic will push the euro zone and Britain into recession this year, with their economies expected to shrink by as much as 2%, the international ratings agency S&P Global warned today.  “The euro zone and UK are facing recessions. We now expect GDP (gross domestic product) to fall around 2% this year due […]

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Economy to shrink by at least 7.1% due to virus – ESRI

26th March 2020

The economy could contract by over 7% this year and unemployment could soar to around 18% as a result of measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Economic and Social Research Institute warned today. The ESRI said the Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest threat that the Irish economy has faced since the financial crisis.  […]

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EU tells banks to be flexible over loan losses rule during epidemic

25th March 2020

European banks have the flexibility to avoid a huge rise in provisioning for non-payment of loans during the coronavirus outbreak, the European Union’s securities and banking watchdogs said today.  Banks have warned they face mounting provisions as businesses and households they lent money to struggle to repay loans during the outbreak.  EU states have approved […]

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