JOB FIGURES STALL DUE TO HIGH BUSINESS COSTS

  ISME, Wednesday 3rd August, 2016. Insurance and wages are main areas of concern. Government must prioritise cost reduction to assist job creation. At the announcement of the monthly unemployment figures released by the CSO, today (3rd August) ISME, the Irish Small
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BANK CREDIT REFUSAL RATES IMPROVE SLIGHTLY

ISME, the Small and Medium Enterprises Association, released its latest Quarterly Bank Watch Survey today (7th March). The survey results show that refusal rates have decreased slightly and the demand for bank credit has increased. The Association welcomed both of these findings as a reflection of the improving economic situation but warned that refusal rates are still too high and there is much more progress needed in this area.