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1.   Moody’s restores Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade

 The credit rating agency has raised Ireland’s outlook from negative to positive. The Agency says that strong growth potential and the bailout exit were two major factors in the decision

2.   Orders set to top €20m in showcase of creativity

 Sale orders in excess of €20m are expected at this year’s showcase expo, which will put Irish creativity on display for the coming 3 days. More than 430 leading designers, manufacturers and craft makers will be presenting thousands of products to almost 6000 buyers at Ireland’s International Creative Expo.

3.   Latest Dropbox valuation tops $7m

 Dropbox has positioned itself as the most valuable of the latest crop of Silicon Valley companies’ raising what are likely to be its last new funds before it goes public, with a deal that prices the cloud storage provider at $10bn.

4.   Fleetmatics drives into Dutch market

 Dublin headquartered company Fleetmatics is to enter the Dutch market as it expands its European footprint. Fleetmatics software helps companies track and manage their fleets using satellite technology, and has 20,000 customers tracking 417,000 vehicles worldwide.

5.   Supervalu, discounters win Christmas grocery war.

 Supervalu and German discounters Aldi and Lidl were the winners in the Christmas grocery trade battle. Supervalu attracted 43000 more households over the holiday season, helping the retailer post sales growth of 1.3% for the 12 weeks to the beginning of January. Tesco remains the market leader but saw its market share drop in comparison to last year.


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