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Ireland says GDP surge shows initial Brexit hit limited

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DUBLIN A third quarter acceleration showed the immediate impact on Ireland's economy of Britain's vote to leave the EU was milder than expected, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Friday.

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Ireland says euro fiscal rules constraining its investment needs 09 Dec 2016

DUBLIN One-size-fits-all European Union fiscal rules are constraining badly needed infrastructure investment in Ireland and creating an increasing problem for the bloc's fastest growing economy, its finance minister said on Friday.

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Fairfax unit sells more shares in Bank of Ireland 09 Dec 2016

DUBLIN A subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings , one of the shareholders who helped keep Bank of Ireland out of state hands in 2011, is selling half of its remaining stake in the Irish lender, the bank managing the sale said on Friday.

UPDATE 3-Irish, Portuguese bonds singled out as QE losers 09 Dec 2016

* Most euro zone bond yields fall on QE relief (Updates prices for close)

UPDATE 2-Ireland to reduce bond-buying pace to stay in QE scheme 09 Dec 2016

DUBLIN, Dec 9 Ireland's central bank will reduce the pace of bond-buying under the euro zone's quantitative easing stimulus programme in order to remain in the scheme until its scheduled end next December, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Ireland to reduce bond-buying pace to stay in QE scheme - source 09 Dec 2016

DUBLIN, Dec 9 Ireland's central bank will reduce the pace of bond-buying under the bloc's quantitative easing stimulus programme and is confident it can remain in the scheme until its scheduled end in December 2017, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Fairfax unit sells more shares in Bank of Ireland 09 Dec 2016

DUBLIN A subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings , one of the shareholders who helped keep Bank of Ireland out of state hands in 2011, is selling half of its remaining stake in the Irish lender, the bank managing the sale said on Friday.

BRIEF-D.Bank launches Bank Of Ireland secondary share placing for Hamblin Watsa- Bookrunner 09 Dec 2016

* Deutsche bank launches c.415 million secondary share ABB placing in Bank of Ireland for Hamblin Watsa- Bookrunner

Kerry says "hopeful" about reaching agreement with Russia over Aleppo 08 Dec 2016

HAMBURG U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he was "hopeful" about reaching an agreement with Russia over the Syrian city of Aleppo but that he was still waiting for "certain feedback and input".

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Irish central bank fears side effects of proposed mortgage role 08 Dec 2016

DUBLIN Ireland's central bank believes a proposed law to hand it powers to intervene in setting mortgage rates may have a range of damaging side effects but it would have a duty to use the powers if enacted, a senior official said on Thursday.

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Turkey says Kurdish militants may be behind soccer bombing that killed 38

ISTANBUL Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what looked to be a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams. | Video