Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big blow for a country that wants to be a world economic power.
IBM, the technology giant with around 3000 staff in Scotland, has denied reports it is on the cusp of shedding as much as a quarter of its global workforce.
Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said an interdepartmental expert group is to make contact with IAG to assess the issues surrounding its potential offer for Aer Lingus.
The City regulator made the announcement following discussions with 11 card issuers, including major banks, and the insurance provider Affinion but it stopped short of any enforcement action.
A TRAIN company has been urged to �get its act together� after passenger criticism of the way it responds to delays. Just 32 per cent of passengers surveyed in autumn last year by Passenger Focus rated Northern Rail's response to delays as satisfactory or ...