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World economy has survived a speed bump

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:00

Last week, Germany and Japan became the latest countries to publish GDP figures, showing that their economies lost momentum in the opening quarter of the year, writes Oliver Mangan

Ireland’s breakthrough in tapping Chinese power

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:00

China’s growing value and importance for the Irish economy was further underlined, this week, by pharmaceutical giant WuXi Biologics choosing Ireland — and Dundalk, in particular — as the location for its first manufacturing site outside of China.

Dollar in box seat for now

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:00

The market has been very unenthusiastic about the dollar in recent months, with traders anticipating that the currency’s decline in 2017 and in the opening weeks of 2018 would be sustained throughout this year, writes Oliver Mangan.

Ed Sheeran silences Cork championship weekend

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:00

Nearly 30 years after monies from a pair of Michael Jackson gigs helped the Cork County Board to buy Páirc Uí Rinn, another musical performer has led to a summer weekend free of county championship games.

Risks remain despite upturn

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:00

The past month has seen updated forecasts published on the Irish economy by the ESRI, Central Bank and Department of Finance.

High-speed broadband key to reviving rural areas

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:00

Last weekend, my wife and I spent a few days tootling around Clare and Tipperary.

Stock market jitters set to be eased after hard times

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:00

World stock markets have endured a difficult three months. They have been buffeted by a series of destabilising events.

28,500 new homes to be completed next year

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:00

The Central Bank said the true number of home completions will be around 23,500 this year and 28,500 in 2019. But its new research is unlikely to put the controversy over counting new homes to bed any time soon, writes Eamon Quinn.

Ireland’s huge surplus is sure to raise Donald Trump’s ire

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:00

America’s trade deficit widened in February, reaching the largest monthly gap between exports and imports of goods and services in a decade.

Why the Dutch may be the new Brits

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:00

In its search for a new post-Brexit friendly EU neighbour, Ireland could do worse than look to the Netherlands, with both having much in common in a changing EU, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

US will underpin our wealth for years to come

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:00

Is it time to redouble Ireland’s efforts to attract US corporations to invest in the economy? asks Joe Gill.

For Ireland, sky is the limit on long haul flights

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:00

QF9 was the call sign used by the Australian airline Qantas earlier this week for the first non-stop flight between Perth and London.

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