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Taking Stock of the Irish banking revival, Bearbull’s broken model, Boardroom Talk with Somero & more

In his Taking Stock column this week companies editor Ian Smith highlights the resurgence in the Irish banking sector, which rode high in the early years of this century as the ‘Celtic Tiger’ roared but was brought to its knees during the financial crisis. Click here to find out more about its revival.

Mr Bearbull’s column this week takes a look at how investors looking at companies with iconic brands can be blinded to compromised business models and end up suffering as a result, proving that the brand cannot stand alone from the way a business is run.

Our latest Boardroom Talk podcast features an interview with the management of US specialist construction equipment company Somero Enterprises who discuss the company’s prospects after a strong run of positive trading.

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