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Billionaire withdrew $10m cash 'to look at it' Aliko Dangote, who owns the Dangote Group. Photo: Bloomberg Africa's richest man has recounted withdrawing $10m (€8.9m) just to look at it and prove to himself he was rich. Aliko Dangote, who owns the Dangote Group, told the story at a forum in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Saturday. Please log in or register with Independent.ie...
Dairy industry in the firing line as Trump threatens tariffs on €9.7 billion of EU imports Donald Trump said the EU ‘has taken advantage of the US on trade for many years’ (Jacquelyn Martin/AP) The Irish dairy industry could be collateral damage in a rapidly escalating trade dispute between the US and the EU. US President Donald Trump has said he will...

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Pochettino: Goal difference can be decisive in race for top-four finish Lucas Moura’s hat-trick added to Victor Wanyama’s opener as Tottenham cruised to a 4-0 win over Huddersfield. Mauricio Pochettino saw his side beat Huddersfield 4-0 (Adam Davy/PA) Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was pleased to rack up the goals in the 4-0 win against Huddersfield as he believes the race for the...
Bite the Big Apple: Katy McGuinness's 10 best places to eat in New York It's the greatest five-day town on earth, and that goes double for food. Katy McGuinness packs an appetite... New York taxiFlora BarClare de Boer of King restaurantStewed Pork Burger from Xian Famous Foods in NYCCervo's restaurant NYCKing restaurant, NYCCervo's restaurant NYCKing restaurant, NYCRadish with Seaweed Butter from...
Supreme Court rejects appeal by residents over Apple data hall approval An artist’s impression of the ambitious €850m Apple data centre that had been planned for Athenry, Co Galway The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by local residents over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the first phase of tech giant Apple’s planned €850m data centre in Athenry. Although Apple is not...
Government defends Children's Hospital project as it faces calls for overspend accountability Tanaiste Simon Coveney (Brian Lawless/PA Wire) The Government has launched a staunch defence of the Children’s Hospital project as it faces increased to calls for accountability for the overspend of the St James’s site. Opposition leaders and TDs today called on the government to hold somebody to account over the...
Graduates pocket up to €220,000 extra as universities return €9bn a year to economy The study, the first on the sector, assesses the value of colleges across a range of areas. Stock Image: PA A degree is worth an average €106,000 in a university graduate's pocket, rising to more than double, €220,000, if they go all the way to a PhD. The...
VIDEO: McDonnell talks ahead of Brexit meeting with Conservatives Labour’s John McDonnell has said he is taking part in Brexit talks with Conservative ministers including Chancellor Philip Hammond in order to arrive at deal that “protects jobs and the economy”. The Shadow Chancellor also said he will discuss the possibility of a second referendum when the meeting takes place in...
Investment grade for aircraft lessor Avolon Avolon Dublin-based aircraft lessor Avolon has upsized a $1.8bn senior bond launch to a $2.5bn (€2.2bn) investment-grade offering on foot of strong institutional demand. It’s the first time that Avolon, whose chief executive is Domhnal Slattery, has been able to sell investment-grade bonds – a significant milestone for the lessor. Avolon is the world's third-largest aircraft lessor,...
Yabba dabba do: Owner of FIintstones house hits back in sculptures row Florence Fang has been told by officials to remove installations at her San Francisco home. Figurines of Barney and Betty Rubble stand outside the Flintstone House in Hillsborough (Eric Risberg/AP) The owner of a San Francisco home adorned with Flintstones characters has said meddlesome bureaucrats are the only ones worried...

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